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The 18th CLSS-UK Annual Meeting Successfully Held in London

(London, 7 September 2012)

The 18th CLSS-UK annual meeting was successfully held on 7th September 2012 at King’s College, University of London. Over 100 Chinese students and scholars from various regions of the UK attended the meeting

The meeting commenced with opening speeches by the CLSS-UK Chairman Prof. XU Qingbo and the local organizing committee chairwoman Prof. ZHOU Wuding from the KCL. Prof. Xu Qingbo wished the great success of the meeting and expressed his sincere thanks to the excellent organization of the meeting on behalf of the society. This meeting invited the Nobel Prize Laureate 2001 Sir Professor Tim Hunt and other Chinese researchers who have made outstanding achievements in the life sciences in UK to present the special talks on the latest research progresses. Sir Professor Tim Hunt shared his personal experiences that led to the success of his scientific achievements, inspiring and encouraging the seated Chinese students and scholars to continually raise questions, actively explore and discover, widely communicate as well as solve problems in their career. The well-known life scientists Prof. Eric SO, Prof. DU Mingqing and Prof. LU Xin presented their recent leukaemia research results. They introduced the mechanisms of the pathology of leukaemia and also the latest advances in the treatments on it. The Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Beijing University, Prof. RAO Yi reported the latest research progress of the social behaviours of animals. His humorous presentation impressed all the audience while making them fully enjoy his talk in a great laugh. The chairman of the CLSS-UK Prof. XU Qingbo from King’s College and Prof. CHEN Zhengming from the University of Oxford gave talks on the recovery mechanisms of the vascular endothelium after injury and the necessity of establishing a large-scale database for epidemiologic research, repectively.

 
(Sir Professor Tim Hunt)   (Professor RAO Yi)

The meeting also invited Ms YAN Li, the First Secretary of the Chinese Embassy in UK, Prof. CHENG Jingqiu, the Vice Director of the West China Hospital, West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, Ms CHENG Jianfang from the Beijing Zhongguancun National Hi-tech Park. They introduced the information and polices on entrepreneurship and working at China for those overseas Chinese who were interested in starting or continuing their career in China. The well-known ENT consultant Dr. JIANG Dan briefly introduced the general ways and all the essential requirements of how to be clinical doctor in UK.

Chinese Life Scientists Society in UK (CLSS-UK) was founded in 1992 and since then on the society has been devoting itself to build a link for life and bio-medical scientists between UK and China. Now CLSS-UK is the only organisation in the United Kingdom that represents all the Chinese scientists in life and bio-medical fields from mainland China and it also has become one of the most important professional organisations within Chinese community. CLSS-UK has its members consisting of the best academics, scientists, clinicians, and students from all over the UK, as well as from China and the member number is still increasing.

Download the Conference Program HERE

Registration Deadline extended to 15th August 2012 for 18th CLSS-UK Annual Meeting at King’s College London, 7-8 Sep, 2012

The CLSS-UK organisation committee would like to remind you that the registration deadline for 18th CLSS-UK Annual Meeting has been extended to 15th Aug 2012. The event will be held at New Hunt House, King’s College London, 5 minutes walk from London Bridge station. The symposium aims to provide a platform for Chinese life scientists in UK to exchange ideas, share experience and establish collaborations with each other and also with life scientists in China. Invited speakers will share both their research and career aspiration with all attendants. Confirmed speakers are listed below, which includes Nobel Prize Laureate Sir Professor Tim Hunt, Director of NSFC Medical Department Dr. Erdan Dong, Dean of PKU School of Life Sciences Professor Yi Rao and president of CLSS-UK Professor Qingbo Xu.

Registration is free for all Chinese life scientists from UK academic institutions, but a submitted registration form is required before the deadline, 15th Aug 2012. There are still travel grants available for young scientists (up to £60 in covering the costs of travelling and accommodation). Please tick the proper box in the registration form if you would like to apply.

CLSS-UK will provide a symposium dinner party in a central London Chinese restaurant on Friday evening, 7th Sep. It will be a 10 course dinner plus free alcohol and soft drinks. Symposium attendants are welcomed to attend this dinner party with a small contribution of £10. Payment can be made through bank transfer or by cash on Friday, 7th Sep. Please tick the proper box in the registration form to inform us when register, since places are limited.

List of confirmed speakers:

Sir Professor Tim Hunt 2001 Nobel Prize Winner, CRUK
Dr. Erdan Dong Director of NSFC Medical Department (国家基金委医学部)
Professor Yi Rao Dean of Peking University School of Life Sciences
Professor Qingbo Xu President of CLSS-UK, King’s College London
Professor Xin Lu Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Professor Ming-qing Du University of Cambridge
Professor Eric So King’s College London
Professor Andrew Newby British Heart Foundation, University of Bristol
Professor Zhengming Chen University of Oxford
Professor Jeremy Pearson British Heart Foundation
Dr. David Crysby Medical Research Council
Professor Giovanni Mann King’s College London

The 18th Symposium of Chinese Life Scientists Society in UK
(London, September 7 - 8, 2012)

Invitation

On behalf of the Chinese Life Scientists Society in UK (CLSS-UK), we cordially invite all Chinese students, scientists, clinicians and academics who are currently studying or working in UK in the life science and biomedical fields to attend the 18th symposium of the CLSS-UK which will be held in King’s College London on September 7-8, 2012.

The symposium aims to provide a platform for Chinese life scientists in UK to exchange ideas, share experience and establish collaborations with each other and also with life scientists in China. It will offer:

  • Keynote lectures by the Nobel Prize Laureate Sir Professor Tim Hunt and the world class scientists (e.g. in Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Stem cells, Cell biology)
  • Lectures on specific topics by research funding bodies (i.e. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science/Technology of China, Education Section of Chinese Embassy in UK, British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council, UK)
  • A discussion section for senior members to talk about their experience in career development
  • Presentations by Chinese companies/institutions (for recruitment purpose)
  • Scientific posters
  • Company exhibitions

The detailed meeting schedules can be downloaded here.

As a tradition of our annual meetings, we particularly encourage young investigators and PhD students to join the meeting by offering travel grants and prizes for the best oral and poster presentations.

We invite you to submit abstracts and to attend the meeting for making CLSS-UK symposium of 2012 a great success. We look forward to welcoming you to King’s College London in September, 2012.

Yours sincerely
Wuding ZHOU, PhD

On behalf of the 18th CLSS-UK Symposium Organizing Committee

Local Organising Committee:

Chairman: Dr. Wuding Zhou
Members: Dr. Yin-Biao Sun, Dr. Xuebin Dong, Mr. Shuang Song, Ms. Yuan Zhao, Ms. Zhe Liu

Abstract categories:

  • Molecular Biology and Cell Biology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology/Virology/Inflammation
  • Biophysics and Imaging
  • Biochemistry and structural biology
  • Bio-technology
  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular Bioscience
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Stem cell and Neuroscience
  • Translational Medicine and Clinical Science

Abstract guidelines:

  • Abstract must be in English.  Please type your abstract in Times New Roman, Font 12, using Microsoft Word and save it in MS word format.
  • Title should be concise and typed in capital bold letters.
  • Presenting authors should be underlined. Please provide FIRST NAME in full, followed by the LAST NAME for all authors. The telephone number and e-mail address of the presenting author must be included. Leave a line space between title and authors.
  • List department, institution, city of the authors. Leave a line space between affiliation and main body of abstract.
  • The abstract should be single-spaced, typed in lower case and the main text should not exceed 400 words. The content should include: OBJECTIVE, METHODS, RESULTS, and CONCLUSIONS. The use of tables or figures is not recommended.

Registration:

  1. Registration is free for all participants from UK academic institutions. (Registration form)
  2. If you would like to attend the symposium dinner on 7th September 2012, please tick the proper box in the registration form and make a payment of £10.

Accommodation:

Accommodation at King’s College London: £40 per night.

More available budget hotels are listed for your information:

Travelodge (Southwark) www.travelodge.co.uk
Premier Inn (Borough Market, London Tower Bridge) www.premierinn.com/en/
All Seasons London (Southwark Rose) www.all-seasons-hotels.com/
Hilton (Tower of London) www.hilton.co.uk
Threadneedles www.theetoncollection.co.uk/Threadneed
For more hotel information please refer to www.booking.com or www.tripadvisor.co.uk/

Be aware that September is among the busiest tourist months of the year in London. Please book your accommodation early! If you require the accommodation in King’s College London, please tick the proper box in the registration form and sent the form together with the abstract to clssuk2012@gmail.com by 25/06/2012.

Young Investigator award

We will support up to 5 prizes for the best oral and poster presentations.

Travel Grants

In order to encourage young scientists (PhD students) to attend the conference, the organizing committee will provide a limited number of travel grants for presenting authors (up to £60 in covering the costs of travelling and accommodation). Please tick the proper box in the registration form if you would like to apply for a travel grant.

Travel Information:

New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, SE1 9RT.
5 minutes walk from London Bridge or Borough tube station.

Deadlines for registration and abstract submission:

  1. The abstracts and registration form must be sent to clssuk2012@gmail.com by 31/07/2012.
  2. The abstracts and registration form must be sent to clssuk2012@gmail.com by 25/06/2012, if you require the accommodation in King’s College London
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