The botanical (latin) name for the Hong Kong Bauhinia flower is Bauhinia x blakeana, with the x denoting it is a hybrid between two species. In the hierarchy of TED talks, TEDx are independent TED-like events organised by volunteers such as universities agreeing to follow certain principles. Bauhinia x has finally met TEDx, with Scott’s … [Read more…]
Following our previous posting on a Bauhinia-inspired art exhibition from Avon Lee, our second update on Bauhinia art covers new and ongoing work from from multi-genre artist, critic and teacher Ellen Pau. This is currently on at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park, and is organised by the Hong Kong Museum of … [Read more…]
In the latest issue of CNN’s monthly ‘On China’ program, Kristie Lu Stout covered the cutting-edge science going on in China, and you may have spotted a certain emblematic genome project featured. On top of a video segment featuring BauhiniaGenome, she spoke with Dennis Lo, circulating DNA pioneer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; … [Read more…]
In our ongoing mission for citizen engagement, we’ve made a cute little video to tell people about #BauhiniaWatch. Bauhinia Watch is the part of this Bauhinia Genome science project that truly anyone can get involved with – that means you! An important part of science is to know about what’s happening outside of the lab… … [Read more…]
We’ve just finished our official crowd-funding video with an all-star cast and with backing music – oh yes. Filmed on location at BGI in Tai Po Industrial Estate and at Chinese University Hong Kong it not only displays one of our local Bauhinia blakeana (on the roadside outside BGI) but you can also see the … [Read more…]
Rob Davidson briefly explains the rationale behind the Bauhinia Genome project.