Dr Alice Wong is currently a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. Alice’s group endeavours to unravel the precise mechanism of cell adhesion dynamics pertinent to the growth and spread of cancer, aiming at providing insights for the development of efficacious new therapies. She is a passionate researcher and teacher with a love to share science through interactive and hands-on activities.
黃思齊教授 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKU 香港大學
Dr Stephanie Ma is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. She obtained her BSc and MSc at The University of British Columbia, Canada and her PhD at The University of Hong Kong. Stephanie‘s research interest focuses on identifying stemness vulnerabilities in cancer, which is now widely accepted as a tumour’s sweet-spot, driving cancer relapse and therapy resistance. Through her increasing participation in various outreach activities, one of her new-found interest is to share her enthusiasm and passion for cancer research by communicating science to the wider public, inspiring the next generation of scientists and demonstrating that science is fun and for everyone.
馬桂宜博士 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKU 香港大學
- What substance can be fluffy, squishy and stretchy all at the same time, and is loads of fun to play with? The answer – slime! Slime is a strange substance: left to its own devices, it oozes like a liquid; give it a push or a pull, and it's stiff like a solid. During Croucher Science Week, the Science Museum Group from the UK is running a fascinating drop-in activity to introduce the science behind slime at the Hong Kong Science Museum. We will look at materials around us and their states of matter, how they change and transform, and make use of these states of matter to create your very own slippery slime to take home at the end of the day. Additionally, Walkabout Magic Shows and various science activities will be in action to highlight the part science plays in our everyday lives. Come and join us to explore, discover and find fun in science!
- A science team from the Australian Museum will perform drop-in activities. Audience will have a chance to extract DNA from fruits.
- Our activities will focus on connecting classroom learning with your students’ everyday lives, to help demonstrate the relevance and potential of science, and build skills that are useful for science.