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Programme Period:

14-25 August 2023

(2 weeks)


This program aims to raise secondary school students’ awareness about biomedical sciences and how microbiome and related research can benefit the human mankind. Students will engage in a 2-week interactive bioscience program, where we will provide them with more in-depth knowledge of the subject and they will have a taste of university life. 


  • Hong Kong permanent residents

  • Secondary students interested in Health Science, Biotechnology, Healthcare/Policy and Entrepreneurship, aged 15 or above

  • Good knowledge of application software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Chinese word processing

  • Pro-active, enjoy working with people and possess strong communication skills

  • Able to communicate effectively, embrace change and overcome challenges

  • Have strong desire to learn and resolve problems in new ways

  • Proficient in English and Chinese

Program Structure

Our students will be able to learn knowledge on microbiome by attending customised activities such as hands-on laboratory sessions and exposure to clinical research.  They will be assigned to complete a group presentation on a given biomedical topic during the period.

  • Hands-on Laboratory

  • Core Facilities and Laboratories Tour

  • Safety Training

  • Exposure to Clinical Research

  • ‘Meet the Expert’ Sessions

  • Career Development Discussion



  • Prof. Sandra Chan

  • Prof. Lin Zhang

  • Mr. Gabriel Lee

  • Mr. CP Cheung

  • Ms. Monica Wan


  • Application period: February - 5 May 2023

  • Interview & selection period: May 2023

  • Result announcement: June 2023

Application details

  • Program fee: free of charge (not including meals and transportation)

  • Application method: online submission 


  • HATCH reserves the right to modify the schedule, if necessary

Thank you for your interest, our application portal is currently closed

Fore more details, please check our Information flyer.

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