Biophysics is a highly interdisciplinary field of research and postgraduate students working in biophysics major in a variety of disciplines including physics, chemistry and biology. The proposed symposium will provide an opportunity for postgraduate students, faculty and researchers from different home departments in all UGC-funded institutions to discuss the most recent advances in biophysics, exchange research ideas and foster collaborations and networking. The goal our series of annual symposium is to promote postgraduate research in biophysics in Hong Kong. The 1st symposium on Biophysics Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong was successfully held at CUHK in October 2014. The 2nd Symposium was held at HKBU in January 2016. In January 2017, the 3rd Symposium was held at CityU.

The 4th Symposium on Biophysics Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong will be held at HKUST at Saturday, April 7, 2018. Prof. Frank Noé from the Free University of Berlin will deliver the keynote speech. This will be followed by a poster session and several invited talks from local scientists working on biophysics.

The symposium is FREE, but all the participants of interest are required to register in advance (Click here to register). Students and researchers are encouraged to present posters of their research. To submit a poster, please click here (also included in the registration form).

This symposium is partially supported by Research Grants Council Postgraduate Students Conference/Seminar Grants.


  1. The 4th Symposium on Biophysics Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong 


Date: 07/04/2018

Location: Room 1103, Academic Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Poster session: the outside area of LT-B and LT-C

The Keynote Speaker:


Prof. Frank Noé

Professor of Mathematical Modeling, Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin,

Berlin, Germany

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Title: Deep learning and rare event sampling for molecular kinetics – beyond the seconds timescale

Abstract: I will present new shallow and deep machine learning techniques to extract models from massive
molecular dynamics simulations. Adaptive sampling and enhanced sampling methods can be exploited
with multi-ensemble Markov models in order to probe rare events and extract the equilibrium protein
kinetics beyond the seconds timescale with all-atom models. With these techniques, we could for the
first time obtain an extensive ensemble of protein: protein association and dissociation pathways for a
stable complex. With these or related techniques, biomolecular association and transition events can
now be probed on all biologically relevant timescales, leaving us with the challenge to scale to many
molecules and large lengthscales in order to probe the inner workings of the cell.

2002 MSc in Computer Science at Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
2006 PhD in Heidelberg, Germany, with Jeremy C. Smith
2007-13 Independent Group Leader in Matheon Research Center, Berlin, Germany
2013 ERC starting grant
2013-Now Professor for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in Berlin, Germany
2016-Now Adjunct Professor for Chemistry in Rice University, Houston
2017 ERC consolidator grant

The tentative schedule (PDF Version)

Speaker Organization Title  Time
Poster set up & Registration 9:00-9:30
 Session Chair  Xuhui Huang  HKUST
Opening Ceremony Zhenyang Lin Head, Department of Chemistry, HKUST 9:30-9:45
Keynote Speech Frank Noé Professor of Mathematical Modeling, Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, FU Berlin Deep learning and rare event sampling for molecular kinetics – beyond the seconds timescale 9:45-11:00
Photo Session 11:00-11:10
Poster Session  (Coffee & Refreshments provided) Location: the outside area of LT-B and LT-C 11:10-14:00
 Session Chair: Hyokeun PARK HKUST
Oral 1  Kevin Tsia Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU Enabling deep single-cell image-based analysis by all-optical laser-scanning imaging cytometry 14:00-14:30
Oral 2 Yi Wang Department of Physics, CUHK Study of substrate permissiveness of a plant enzyme via MD simulations 14:30-15:00
Oral 3  Jun Fan Department of Physics, CityU Boron nitride nanosheet affects the ordering of cellmembrane 15:00-15:30
Coffee Break 15:30-16:00
 Session Chair: Jinqing Huang  HKUST
Oral 4 Yan-Xiang Zhao Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU Targeting the Beclin1-Atg14L/UVRAG interaction for autophagy regulation: molecular mechanism and design of novel modulators 16:00-16:30
Oral 5 Menglong Zeng (Prof. Mingjie Zhang’s group) Division of Life Science, HKUST Reconstitute postsynaptic densities to understand synapse formation and plasticity. 16:30-17:00
Oral 6 Pan-Jun Kim Department of Biology, HKBU Systems approach to complex human microbial networks 17:00-17:30
Closing Ceremony 17:30-17:40


Room 1103, Academic Building, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

The program will be held at the Academic Building of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Inaugurated in 1991, HKUST is a university dedicated to the advancement of learning, with special emphasis on research education and close collaboration with business and industry. The University occupies an impressive 60-hectare site on the northern end of Clear Water Bay Peninsula. Situated on the slopes along the shore, the campus grounds are terraced to afford buildings on all levels with unobstructed panoramic views of the sea. Here you will find the latest technology, facilities and a unique environment for educational and research activities. For more details about the University, please visit the website at

Location Map – PDF version

Campus Map with Direction to Room 1103