Welcome to the 7th Macau Symposium on Biomedical Sciences 2021

The Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Macau (UM) is delighted to welcome you to our annual event highlighted: 7th Macau Symposium on Biomedical Sciences 2021. This year, the symposium is going to be held on 23 and 24 July 2021 at University Hall (N2). In response to the epidemic, this year’s symposium will be held in a format that combines online (via ZOOM) and in-person elements, in order to allow participants from around the world to participate in the event. Participants who are unable to attend the symposium in person can join the meeting on ZOOM.

The field of biomedical research is an exciting and ever-expanding area to explore. Our annual Macau Symposium on Biomedical Sciences aims to continue to gather talented and inspired scholars and professionals to foster discussions, knowledge sharing and potential collaborations. This year, the theme of the symposium is DISCOVERY, which includes but not limited to the following topics:

  1. Autophagy in Health and Disease
  2. Cancer Etiology and Treatment
  3. Genome Organization in Development and Disease
  4. Neuroscience, Aging and Degenerative Diseases
  5. Recent Advance in Drug Discovery and Delivery
  6. Stem Cells, Development and Aging
  7. Traditional Medicines and Drug Discovery
  8. Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

In 2019, we were grateful to have gathered over 400 participants and scholars from ten different regions. Particularly, it was our pleasure to have Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2004 and George Fu GAO, Director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Natural Science Foundation of China presented at the symposium.

This year, we are very honoured that Lieping CHEN, United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, of Dermatology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology, Yale Cancer Center is going to be our keynote speaker. In addition, renowned scientists, including Shaorong GAO, Professor and Dean of the School of Life Sciences and Technology, Tongji University; John Mekalanos, Adele H. Lehman Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Noboru MIZUSHIMA, Professor of Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; and Mingjie ZHANG, Dean of School of Life Sciences, Southern University Of Science And Technology will also be sharing their latest research in this symposium.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I welcome your participation in this exciting event. I sincerely look forward to seeing you at UM in July 2021.

Conference Chair
Chuxia DENG
Dean and Chair Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Macau