Calendar 2000–01

#. Institute of Science and Technology Tel.: 2609 6279 Fax.: 2603 5057 The Institute of Science and Technology was first established in 1965 to promote interdisciplinary research in various faculties with particular emphasis on projects with long-term regional significance or application value. It is also an important vehicle for inter-institutional cooperation in scientific research and technological development, and consultation for industries, government departments, and other organizations. Under the institute are three major research centres and a laboratory. ! " $ Tel.: 2609 6256 Fax.: 2603 7732 E-mail: Website: The Hong Kong Bioinformatics Centre (HKBIC) was established in February 1998 with two generous grants from the University and the Hong Kong Industry Department totalling over HK$6.6 million. It provides support, in the form of skilled personnel, high-power computer hardware and sophisticated software packages, to Hong Kong’s research scientists and techno-entrepreneurs alike, in their effort to advance biotechnological research, as an academic pursuit or commercial venture. Its home page is hyperlinked with universities, industries and communities worldwide. The centre also offers technical expertise in bioinformatics as well as molecular biology-oriented database development, which are essential to our research community. ! " Tel.: 2646 1477 Fax.: 2646 3020 E-mail: Established in 1991, the centre is operated by the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in conjunction with the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education and the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Its objectives are to promote and conduct research in sports medicine and sports science, to promote and conduct related educational programmes, to provide professional expertise and advisory support to the sporting community, and to facilitate liaison and interaction with sports medicine and sport science institutions in other parts of the world. The centre was designated as the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Sports Medicine and Health Promotion in 1996, with the Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics joining this centre.