China News Agency, Hong Kong, November 29th (Reporter Dai Xiaolu) The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (HKAS) held its seventh annual general meeting on the 29th.
At the meeting, it was announced that Xu Lizhi, the founding dean of the Academy, would step down, and Lu Yuk-ming, a founding academician of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences and the "father of non-invasive obstetric testing in Hong Kong", would take over as the dean.
Lo Yuk-ming thanked Xu Lizhi for leading the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences for many years to provide suggestions for the development of Hong Kong's science and technology innovation, promoting Hong Kong's scientific research strength and promoting science education at different levels.
Lo Yuk-ming said that Hong Kong has strong scientific research strength, coupled with the support of the country and the opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, he is full of confidence in the development of science and technology innovation in Hong Kong.
He said that after taking over as the president of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, he will strengthen cooperation with the SAR government and different organizations, and strive to promote Hong Kong's science and technology innovation to a higher level.
Xu Lizhi, who served as the founding president of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences for seven years, congratulated Lo Yuk-ming on his election as the new president. He also thanked the academicians of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences and the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences for their support and trust in him, as well as their continuous contributions to scientific research and popular science education.
He hoped that under the leadership of the new president, the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences will continue to work hard to promote Hong Kong's scientific research, education and development, assist the SAR government to make technology "bigger and stronger", and promote Hong Kong to become an international science and technology innovation center.
In addition, it was announced at the meeting that mathematician Mo Yiming will serve as the vice president of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, and clinical oncologist Mo Shujin will serve as the honorary secretary.
New members of the board of directors include Ren Yonghua, a founding member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences and chemist, Yuan Guoyong, a founding member and microbiologist, Ye Jia'an, a geoinformatics scientist, Chen Ziting, a physicist, and Yang Tong, a mathematician.