Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award Ceremony 2022: Dr. Miffy Hok Yan Cheng


Date & Time: Thursday October 6, 2022

  • Award Ceremony Presentation: 1:00PM – 2:00PM PT | Life Sciences Room 3 (LSC3) & Zoom
  • Reception: 2:00PM PT, Life Sciences Centre 4th Floor Pod

L-R: Roger Page, Dr. Miffy Hok Yan Cheng, Dr. Ross MacGillivray

 

The Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award recognizes a postdoctoral fellow who reflects Dr. Page’s academic excellence and his passion for life. This year’s Michael John Page Award recipient is Dr. Miffy Hok Yan Cheng, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cullis Lab.

During the award presentation, Miffy spoke on a talk titled “Passing the shuttlecock around: How the bounces in my career helped me to achieve science excellency”. She drew connections between two passions: science and badminton, and how each requires excellent skill and technique, creative strategy, and perseverance.

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Presentation Abstract

“Passing the shuttlecock around: How the bounces in my career helped me to achieve science excellency”

We don’t often associate science with a sport like badminton, but they surprisingly have a lot in common. In this talk, I will share how those two aspects of my life have taken me from place to place, allowing me to meet new people, establish lifelong friendships and explore new ideas. As well as my scientific journey that has allowed me to transition from being a porphyrin chemist to becoming a transdisciplinary nanomedicine scientist. Lastly, I would like to highlight my current research in siRNA and mRNA delivery using lipid nanoparticles, a revolutionary technology developed here at UBC that is now recognized by many.

 

Many thanks to the Centre for Blood Research, the Michael Page Endowment Fund, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for their generous support of the award and ceremony.

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