Biotechnology and Society

The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine seeks to promote research into the social, cultural, legal and political issues surrounding the development and transference of new biomedical technologies, including genomics.

The Centre is developing a network of collaborative relations with other leading centres in the US, Europe and China.


Past Activities:
A brainstorming session, collaborating with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is scheduled for November 2011 at the University of Hong Kong.

As part of this research theme, a workshop on genomics entitled Beyond the Individual: People, Population, Genetics took place in Hong Kong on 27 April 2009, drawing on expertise from psychiatry, microbiology, pathology, biomedical engineering, genome research and medical ethics.