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Study & Career Options in Biomedical Sciences

Study & Career Options in Biomedical Sciences

Study and Career Options in Biomedical Sciences

Date: Monday 3 October 2016
Time: 17.30 - 20.30
Venue: 3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

Currently studying at secondary school and interested in pursuing biomedical science as your degree?
 

The British Council, along with a selection of UK universities, industry bodies and employers, welcome you to our Study & Career Options in Biomedical Sciences event on Monday 3 October. This event is an opportunity for students to understand what university study options and resulting career paths exist within the above selected subject areas.
 

Talks by universities, industry professionals and employers, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your future opportunities will enable you to form a clear idea of what future options await you.

 

Registration to this event is required.

Each topic will run three times at 17.30, 18.35 and 19.40.

Please refer to the programme below for details.

Please register here and select up to three topics you wish to attend. We will confirm the times and topics you are signed up for soon.

Enquiries: call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk

Light refreshments will be provided.

By reservation only. To be conducted in English.

 

Participating universities:

                       

Sponsor:

             

 

Programme

Topic 1: Biomedical Sciences and Cancer Stem Cell Biology in Cardiff University

  • In the session Dr Kwan will introduce the biomedical sciences degree in Cardiff and explain how it links to a research career and introduce what student life is like in the capital city of Wales. Dr Baker will then provide an overview of research taking place at the Cancer Stem Cell Biology institute at Cardiff University.

Time

   Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Dr Alvin PL Kwan
    Senior Lecturer & Head of International
    Cardiff University
     
  • Dr Matthew Baker
    Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
    Cardiff University

  • Laura Leung
    Medical Student at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Year 2)
     

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

Topic 2: Studying Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester

  • What makes Manchester special in biosciences? Professor McCrohan will illustrate how The University of Manchester is addressing global challenges, by sharing their recent research in neuroscience and biomedical sciences. She will then introduce undergraduate degree programmes and progression opportunities within the newly formed Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Time

  Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Professor Cathy McCrohan
    Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
    The University of Manchester

  • Angie Li
    Medical Service Associate
    University of Manchester, BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology, 2015

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

Topic 3: What is biomedical sciences - the Newcastle offer?

  • This session will explore what is biomedical sciences and the future career prospects of students studying the degree, along with the key questions you should ask when picking a biomedical sciences degree.

Time

   Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Dr Nick Morris
    Director of International Undergraduate Studies for the School of
    Biomedical Sciences
    Newcastle University

  • Diana Chiu
    Newcastle University, MRes in Bioinformatics, 2006

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

Topic 4: Studying Biomedical Science and Biochemistry in the UK by University of Sussex

  • An overview of studying biomedical science and biochemistry in the UK and University of Sussex, including course content, learning methods and career prospects.

Time

   Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Professor Mike Titheradge
    Professor of Biomedical Science (Biochemistry)
    University of Sussex

  • Peggie Wong
    Head of Communications, Quality & Regulatory
    Roche Diagnostics (Hong Kong) Limited

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

 

Academic speaker profiles

Dr Alvin PL Kwan, Cardiff University

Dr Alvin Kwan gained his PhD in Biochemistry from the The University of Manchester in 1986 and joined Cardiff as a lecturer in 1994 teaching biomedical sciences. His research includes the biology of skeletal development and atherosclerosis. For ten years, he was head of admissions and is now leading the School of Biosciences’ internationalisation programme.

        

Dr Matthew Baker, Cardiff University

Dr Matthew Baker has been a lecturer at Cardiff University since 2007 and has eight years of experience in university admissions. He lectures in Biochemistry, Pathophysiology and Immunology and his research focuses on the impact of genetics on type II Diabetes and the effects of exercise.

        

Professor Cathy McCrohan, The University of Manchester

Professor Cathy McCrohan is Professor of Comparative Neurobiology in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. She previously held the position of Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students in Life Sciences. She researches how the nervous system perceives and codes for sensory input, including the link between brain and behaviour.

        

Dr Nick Morris, Newcastle University

Dr Nick Morris has over 17 years of experience teaching at Newcastle University, and over 30 years of research experience in cell signalling and diabetes. He has travelled extensively in the region, and spent 2.5 years out the Malaysian campus where he was the Dean of Biomedical Sciences.

        

Professor Mike Titheradge, University of Sussex

Professor Mike Titheradge has worked for over 20 years at the University of Sussex. He is currently the Programme Convenor for BSc Biomedical Science.  Former positions at the University have included Head of Biochemistry, Director of Student Support and Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry. His research expertise includes appetite, flavor and learning.

 

        

Guest speaker profiles

Peggie Wong
Head of Communications, Quality & Regulatory
Roche Diagnostics (Hong Kong) Limited

Peggie Wong leads corporate communications, quality and regulatory functions at Roche Diagnostics Hong Kong.  A former medical technologist by training, Peggie had 6 years’ experience in research and clinical laboratories prior to joining Roche Diagnostics. She previously held a series of product management and marketing roles before she moved to communications in 2011. 

Peggie will share with you her career development and the kind of careers that might be suitable for fresh graduates at Roche.

       

Diana Chiu
Newcastle University, MRes in Bioinformatics, 2006

Diana gained her postgraduate degree in MRes in Bioinformatics at Newcastle University following her first degree in BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Sunderland.

Currently working in the biomedical sciences industry in Hong Kong with experiences both in private and public sector, Diana with share with you her career development at the event.

 

Angie Li
Medical Service Associate
University of Manchester, BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology, 2015

Angie graduated from the University of Manchester in Pharmacology in 2015 with Honours. She then pursued a master's qualification in medical sciences and secured her first job within 3 months of graduation. She currently works as the Medical Service Associate at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a science-led global healthcare company, in Hong Kong.

Angie will talk about her role at GSK and how she paved her career path in her studies.

 

 

Laura Leung
Medical Student at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Year 2)

Laura recently graduated from University College London with a degree in biomedical sciences. She is now pursuing a medical degree here in Hong Kong and is keen to share her experiences of studying biomedical sciences as well as her university experience in the UK with you all.