Life Science Course Coordinator, Dr. Sarah Choy, recently hosted an enlightening workshop aimed at enhancing students' skills in molecular testing and analysis within the fields of life science and food industry. The event, held in April 2024, featured an esteemed guest speaker, Dr. Gus Chan, Product Manager of BioGene, H.K. Dr. Chan's expertise and insights on the "Identification of pathogens in environmental samples with the latest biotechnology system" inspired students in exploring latest techniques in biotech industry.

Dr. Sarah Choy (left) appreciated Dr. Gus Chan (right) for leading this Life Science workshop.

Over the course of two hours, the workshop delved into the intricacies of pathogen identification using a advanced biotechnology systems. Dr. Chan's focus centered on the key pathogen extraction techniques utilizing the highly regarded Promega extraction system. By providing hands-on training and valuable guidance, Dr. Chan empowered students with practical skills that are highly relevant in the field of life sciences and the food industry.

Students isolated pathogens from potential contaminated areas in campus.

The workshop provided a unique opportunity for students to enhance their skills, broaden their knowledge, and gain insights into real-world applications of molecular testing.

The workshop on pathogen identification was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on the participating students. Equipped with new skills and knowledge, the students are now better prepared to tackle challenges in the field of life sciences and the food industry. The event served as a catalyst for further exploration and research, inspiring students to pursue careers that leverage the latest biotechnology advancements.