The Drug Delivery & Translational Medicine Seminar series, initiated by Dr. Weiping Wang in 2022, aims to invite the renowned scientists and rising star researchers to introduce cutting-edge technologies and breakthroughs on drug delivery systems and translational medicine. The seminar series was sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy, HKU.

The students and faculty members across different disciplines are welcome to join in the coming seminars! We hope to create an interdisciplinary communication platform for knowledge exchange and potential collaborations.

For enquiries, please contact us at [email protected]


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Previous Seminars

Poster - Prof. Friedman

Title: Using Light to Control Biology and the Delivery of Therapeutics

Speaker: Prof. Simon Friedman
UM Curators' Distinguished Professor
Division of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA

Date: 16 July 2024 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Seminar Room 608, 6/F William MW Mong Block, LKS Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, The University of Hong Kong


Poster - Prof. Szymanski

Title: Photopharmacology: Towards Light-Controlled Pharmacological Therapy

Speaker: Prof. Wiktor Szymanski
Professor, Chair of Medicinal Chemistry
Photopharmacology and Imaging,
Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy
University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Date: 24 May 2024 (Friday)

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Zoom Seminar

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 966 0466 6379

Password: 249124



Poster - Prof. Xiang David Li

Title: Chemical Approaches to Decoding Histone Epigenetics

Speaker: Prof. Xiang David Li
Department of Chemistry
The University of Hong Kong

Date: 26 March 2024 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: SR608, 6/F, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road


Title: Engineered Materials and Devices for Phototherapy and Optogenetics

Speaker: Prof. Yong Zhang
Chair Professor & Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong

Date29 February 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venue: 3SR-SR2, 4/F, No. 3 Sassoon Road

Title: Pharmaceutical Applications of 3D Printing

Speaker: Dr. Lifeng Kang
Senior Lecturer
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health
University of Sydney, Australia

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
          31 January 2024 (Wednesday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 935 9779 1732
Password: 079537

Poster - Prof. Cheng Dong (1)

Title: Cell Engineering and Future Immuno-therapies

Speaker: Prof. Cheng Dong
Chair Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 8 December 2023 (Friday)

Venue: HKJC-S3, G/F, Room G-05, The HKJC Bldg for Interdisciplinary Research

Poster - Prof. WANG Dong-An

Title: Decellularized Tissue Engineering Hyaline Cartilage Graft for Articular Cartilage Repair and Its Forward-Looking Test for Space Medicine

Speaker: Prof. Dong-An Wang
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 10 November 2023 (Friday)

Venue: LT1, G/F, Lecture Theatre 1, William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

Poster - Dr. Ryan Wylie

Title: Delivery vehicles to improve local T cell therapies

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Wylie
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 31 Oct 2023 (Tuesday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 941 0023 4272
Password: 172307


Title: Novel inhalation aerosol delivery: From charged particles to nebulised probiotic

Speaker: Dr. Philip Kwok
Senior Lecturer
School of Pharmacy
The University of Sydney, Australia

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 28 Sept 2023 (Thursday)

Venue: HKJC-S3, G/F, G-05, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam


Poster-20230925-Urban Seminar Poster_1_revised (2)

Title: Notch signaling in vascular health and disease

Speaker: Prof. Urban Lendahl
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Karolinska Institute

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 26 Sept 2023 (Tuesday)

Venue: SR2, 4/F, 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam



Title: Nano-/microscale materials-enabled drug delivery technologies

Speaker: Dr. Wei Tao
Principal Investigator
Center for Nanomedicine
Havard Medical School

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 21 July 2023 (Friday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar




Title: Neutrophils mediate cutaneous extravasation of liposomes via complement pathway

Speaker: Prof. Changyou Zhan
School of Basic Medical Sciences
Fudan University

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 13 June 2023 (Tuesday)

Venue: Seminar Room 608, 6/F, 21 Sassoon Road



Title: Nanotherapeutics for neonatal and pediatric brain disease

Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Nance
Associate professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 12 May 2023 (Friday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar



Title: Nano-cell interactions of non-cationic bionanomaterials

Speaker: Dr. C. H. Jonathan Choi
Associate professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 21 Apr. 2023 (Friday)

Venue: Seminar Room 609, 6/F, 21 Sassoon Road

Zoom Seminar - Prof Minglin Ma

Title: Developing advanced biomaterials and devices for type 1 diabetes cell replacement therapies

Speaker: Prof. Minglin Ma
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Cornell University

Time: 09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 31 Mar. 2023 (Friday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar

Ying Chau

Title: Minimalist design of biomimetic materials

Speaker: Prof. Ying Chau
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 24 Feb. 2023 (Friday)

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, G/F, 21 Sassoon Road


Jinjun Shi

Title: RNA delivery for cancer immunotherapy and beyond

Speaker: Dr. Jinjun Shi
Associate professor
Harvard Medical School

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 31 Jan. 2023 (Tuesday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar

Chenjie Xu

Title: Microneedle-based skin patch for transdermal drug delivery and biosensing

Speaker: Dr. Chenjie Xu
Associate professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong

Time: 03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. 16 Dec. 2022 (Friday)

Venue: Seminar Room 1, G/F, 21 Sassoon Road


Catherine Tuleu

Title: Paediatric pharmaceutics: a taster

Speaker: Prof Catherine Tuleu
Professor in Paediatric Pharmaceutics
School of Pharmacy                                                         University College London, UK

Time: 04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. 11 Nov. 2022 (Friday)

Venue: Zoom Seminar