With the revolutionary development in the field of nanotechnology in recent years, SCM was privileged to have invited Professor Tan Weihong, Distinguished Professor of the University Florida, USA, and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics of Hunan University, to deliver a distinguished lecture hosted by the Institute of Creativity of HKBU and a lecture under the School's “Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series” on 29 and 30 April 2013 respectively.
Professor Tan discussed the new applications, opportunities and challenges of bionanotechnologies and nanomaterials in bioanalysis and biomedicine. He discussed in detail the use of Cell-SELEX techniques to screen aptamer for advancing targeted delivery of Chinese herbal medicine. In addition, Professor Tan shared the latest research findings of his team at the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics of Hunan University. SCM researchers were inspired by his lectures and the School looks forward to establishing long-term cooperation with the Laboratory.