Nerd Nite HK teams up with HKU Medical Faculty Research Postgraduate Symposium (RPS) this year to bring you a special edition of Nerd Nite! With a line up of speakers from the medical field this round, Nerd Nite X RPS+ is sure to bring you an awesomely nerdy night. Be sure to come down for this special night of nerdy medical funtimes!

Event: Nerd Nite Hong Kong X RPS +
Date: 26th November 2018
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. Tomasz Cecot
Topic: Learning. One Word – Different Meaning
Quick Nerdisms: The neuroscientists claim that are closer and closer to understand the process of ‘learning’. The teachers believe that they already know what ‘learning’ is. The students think that nobody but them knows what ‘learning’ really means… So, who is right?
Nerd Cred: Life-long Learner who is trying to understand the world and himself by travelling, night-long discussions, drinking and eating. A neuroscientist who devoted his life to teaching. Passionate about the structure and function of the human body at different levels of biological organisation is teaching different cohorts of students at different Universities around the globe including Gdansk, Poland (hometown), Southampton UK and Hong Kong.
Speaker 2: Dr. Lap Ki Chan
Topic: Gross Anatomy: A “Gross” Discipline?
Quick Nerdisms: Human gross anatomy is an academic discipline focusing on the study of the structure of the human body. Despite the fact that everyone has a body, gross anatomy is sometimes considered unpleasant and downright offensive to some people. In this talk, Dr Lap Ki Chan will talk about the beautiful side of the this “gross” discipline.
Nerd Cred: Dr Lap Ki Chan is a gross-anatomy teacher (note the position of the hyphen, it is not gross anatomy-teacher) at The University of Hong Kong. He likes teaching gross anatomy and is always trying to find the best and fun ways of helping his students to learn.
Speaker 2: Dr. Mei Li Khong
Topic: ‘Change’ or ‘Die’ – Adaptation in a Big Bad World
Quick Nerdisms: CHANGE’ or ‘DIE’ – One topic, two case studies. Were jellyfishes what they are today – one of the 10 deadliest predators in the world? How did a simple, prebiotic molecule become arguably the most fundamental molecule in our human body today? Come with some of these questions in mind and leave knowing that change (or death) is inevitable.
Nerd Cred: Dr. Mei Li Khong – A celebrity scientist-wannabe turned educator. Her research journey began with a peculiar fascination with jellyfish, particularly the evolutionary genetics of jellyfish toxins. Currently she is studying a prebiotic molecule, polyphosphate, and its fundamental roles in humans and the world around us. Her greatest joy, however, is teaching and sharing the skills, knowledge, and character she has developed throughout her research journey. To catch a glimpse of what she is currently passionate about, check out her winning performances at HKU 3 Minute Thesis 2018, HKU Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2018, and Asia Pacific 3 Minute Thesis 2018 which can be found online!