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[Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Seminar]

Date: August 21, 2020 (Friday)

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: via ZOOM

Expanded Potential Stem Cells: A New Tool for Fundamental and Translational Research


Professor Pengtao Liu

School of Biomedical Sciences

Deputy Director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Consortium

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong


Professor Liu graduated from Henan Normal University in China. He obtained his MPhil from Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and received a Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine USA. Professor Liu did his postdoc training at National Cancer Institute USA. He is currently a Professor in stem cell biology at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the HKU, he was a Senior Group Leader at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, U.K. Professor Liu’s laboratory have been working on stem cells, development, genomics, immunity and cancer. His research group has successfully isolated new stem cells that display totipotency features from multiple mammalian species including mouse, human and pig. These stem cells offer new tools for studying embryonic development and human disease, and open avenues for translational research in cancer therapy, regenerative medicine, biotechnology and agriculture.


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


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