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[5th Dr. Li Dak-Sum Lecture] Heart Regeneration with mRNA and Stem Cell Technology

Date: February 17, 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (HKT)

Venue: via ZOOM

Heart Regeneration with mRNA and Stem Cell Technology


Professor Kenneth Chien

Co-Founder, Moderna Therapeutics


Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


Professor Kenneth Chien is a Co-Founder of Moderna Therapeutics, and has served as a senior consultant and advisory board member to several biotechnology and large pharmas, including Genentech, Roche, GSK, Wyeth, and Pfizer. In addition, he served for over a decade on the SAB of the Pictet et Cie Biotech Fund, based in Geneva. Professor Chein was also a co-founder of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Peking University, currently the premier site for cardiovascular science in China. In addition, he has co-founded several biotechnology newcos in the Stockholm region, in collaboration with SWIB, a Swedish based biotech equity group.

Professor Chien graduated from Harvard College in 1973. He earned his MD in 1980 and PhD in 1983 from Temple University in Pennsylvania, and internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Subsequently, he became the Director of the UCSD Institute of Molecular Medicine and directed the joint UCSD-Salk Institute NIH Molecular Medicine Training Program. Kenneth received a Presidential appointment as a Professor to Karolinska Institutet, in 2013, previously he was the Charles and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University.


Please register via the link above. Confirmation email with ZOOM link will be sent to registrants in due course.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Tracy Ching at +852 2831 5375 or


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