Event: Nerd Nite Hong Kong: Edition #8
Date: 27th November 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mezcalito; 27/F, 18 On Lan St, Central.
Entry Fee: Free! Thanks to the support provided by the venue! You just got to buy your own drinks!

Speaker 1: Dr. Monica Borschel
Topic: What’s love got to do with it
Quick Nerdisms: Our attachment styles develop over time and through different relationships. Our experiences, our personality and thoughts dictate our love styles. During this presentation we will explore attachment styles and how our attachment styles make or break our relationships.
Nerd Cred: Dr. Monica Borschel is a clinical psychologist specializing in attachment and loss at the Mindnlife clinic in Central. She is a graduate of HKU, her thesis was on attachment styles and how this effects grief outcomes. For more information visit www.doctormonicaborschel.com
Speaker 2: Ms. Sophia Nazer
Topic: The Google Games: Catching Data Analytics
Quick Nerdisms: Understanding what your website needs and what information is relevant to you! SEO basics – it’s not all about keywords! And useful tools to make the most of your website with a few cheeky UX tips.
Nerd Cred: Out of the papers and into the code! Shifting her career from administration to coding and digital marketing instructor, Sophia found her passion for communication and engagement. She is now focused on how to best utilise coding and digital marketing to improve businesses and expand opportunities for other people. Sophia began teaching herself how to code by building a website based on her beloved pugs and then learned how to use digital marketing to improve traffic to her site and expand onto e-commerce.
Speaker 3: Ms. Lin Kiu
Topic: The Imitation Game: Intercepting and decoding complex messages sent by cells
Quick Nerdisms: From the sneaky cancer that seems so hard to kill, your acne outbreak, the pain you suffer because of your OTT (Over the top) freakish immune cells, to the taste of your beer. These are results of cellular communication. I will tell you how, by intercepting and decoding the messages from these cells, would allow us to manipulate the cellular environment and perhaps change the outcome of a disease, or the taste of beer.
Nerd Cred: KUI Lin is a final year permanent head damage (PhD) sufferer from the Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, focusing on stem cells and immunology. Recently, she has published a research article, describing a protein named “TSG-6” and its anti-inflammatory action in immune cells. With this as a basis, she used “TSG-6” as a marker to select for stem cell with anti-inflammation potential. She is trying to investigate what these stem cells are telling its surrounding cell to STFU stop being a nuisance and go away.
Lin’s research interest lies in finding alternative strategies to treat autoimmune diseases such as lupus. She previously worked on signalling transduction in macrophages and dendritic cells (mechanistic working of a certain immune cells participating as the first line of defence) at the Department of Immunology, Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR Singapore before joining HKU for her PhD.