On the afternoon of September 21, 2019, “Innovation Harbour Lectures – Medicine & Health Series” was held at the Innovation Harbour. This marks the first use of the Innovation Harbour Lecture Hall.
The Innovation Harbour Lectures constitute an English lecture program of our university. We invite our teachers and well-known scholars at home and abroad to lecture, introducing leading studies and vibrant issues in society and various academic fields. It is a program suitable for everyone. We hope this program will promote exchange and communication between our teachers, students, and people from all walks of life, as well as the world. Perhaps one day, the Innovation Harbour Lectures will become a world first-class research demonstration platform and academic exchange center.
Professor Lü Shemin was the first lecturer. He discussed about the importance of selenium to the human body and related cutting-edge studies. He started his lecture by introducing the endemic Keshan disease, caused by selenium deficiency. He described how local research teams overcame difficulties to treat this disease, and explained why selenium is such an important element. He also shared the most recent studies about the importance of selenium to cartilage, its molecular mechanisms, and related treatments for selenium deficiency illness.
The second lecture of Medicine & Health Series of Innovation Harbour Lectures was delivered by Professor Kong Guangyao, titled The Mystery of Leukemia. Professor Kong initially introduced several plots related to leukemia in various TV plays. Next, he guided the audience step by step through the occurrence, development mechanisms, recent research achievements, and leukemia treatments. He also introduced the use of mice in leukemia research.
In addition to medical students, the lecture audience included teachers and students from other academic backgrounds, and the staff of various administrative departments. “It was a little confusing when there were some medical terms, but the examples they used and the fact that their lectures combined basic medical knowledge with the most advanced research, made it all understandable. Their lectures suited everyone. Audience members like me who have no formal medical background could easily understand what was presented,” said Zhang Xiaolei, a master's candidate in Management to a reporter.