The Fifth Macau Symposium on Biomedical Sciences, organised by the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), will be held from 8 June to 9 June at UM. The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Precision’. During the event, participants will discuss advanced research studies and the latest technologies in biomedical sciences. Prof Ada Yonath, recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry, who is also an honorary doctor of UM, will be one of the keynote speakers.

The symposium will cover a wide range of topics. Prof Ada Yonath will give a keynote speech, titled ‘Next Generation Species Specific Eco Friendly Antibiotics and Thoughts about Origin of Life’. Douglas Lowy, MD, a recipient of the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, will also give a keynote speech, titled ‘Preventing HPV-associated Cancers by Vaccination’. Many internationally renowned scholars, researchers, and experts in the field of biomedical sciences will gather at the symposium to have in-depth discussions on the latest breakthroughs and future trends in the field. The event aims to provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for research collaboration.

The symposium will start on Friday 8 June at 9:00am in Anthony Lau Building, UM. It will be conducted in English. For more information please visit For enquiries, please call Ms Vivienne Fong at 8822 4230 or email to