[Imagine Lab] A Day in the Life of a Biologist
Published on 29 Mar 2021

How does a day in the life of a biologist who studies cancer look like? Let’s find out in this point of view record of a cancer cell biologist in Hong Kong. How are cancer cells grown in the laboratory, how do they function and help advance scientific knowledge for cancer therapy? Get a chance to see the cancer cells up close under the microscope. Come and see for yourself the mysterious killer.

Special thanks to the SMA Lab who has contributed to this programme.

The SMA Lab is the laboratory of Dr Stephanie Ma. Dr Ma is a Croucher Scholar. She is an Associate Professor as well as the Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange and Global in the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. The SMA Lab is interested in understanding the general mechanism of tumourigenesis and developing strategies to prevent cancer through understanding a subpopulation of cells in the tumour called cancer stem cells, that is associated with the unfavourable outcome of the disease.

The SMA Lab is actively engaged in public and school outreach such as Croucher Science Week 2018 – 2021, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2020 – 2021, Hong Kong Gifted Apprentice Programme 2018 and media communications, etc.

Special thanks to PhD students Jane Loong Ho Chun and Matthew Wong Tsz Lam of the SMA Lab for their contribution to Croucher Science Week 2021.