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Two premises of the Government Laboratory received Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) certificate awards of “Excellent Class” under IAQ Certification Scheme

Two representatives from the Government Laboratory attended the IAQ certificate award ceremony to receive the “Excellent Class” IAQ certificates. We will continue to stay committed to maintaining the indoor air quality of the working environment and safeguarding personal health in the workplace.

Representative (fourth left) staging for receipt of the IAQ “Excellent Class” Premises (Whole Building) (New IAQ Objectives) certificate.

Representative (fourth left) staging for receipt of the IAQ “Excellent Class” Premises (Whole Building) (New IAQ Objectives) certificate.

Representative (third left) staging for receipt of the IAQ “Excellent Class” Premises (New IAQ Objectives) certificate.

Representative (third left) staging for receipt of the IAQ “Excellent Class” Premises (New IAQ Objectives) certificate.

 


Visit by Commissioner for Narcotics

Commissioner for Narcotics, Mr Kesson LEE, visited Government Laboratory on 3 May 2024, and met with the Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, and the Assistant Government Chemist, Mr. Bobbie CHEUNG to exchange views on drug testing.

Commissioner for Narcotics, Mr Kesson LEE (fifth left), poses a group photo with the Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (fifth right), and the Assistant Government Chemist, Mr. Bobbie CHEUNG (fourth left).

Commissioner for Narcotics, Mr Kesson LEE (fifth left), poses a group photo with the Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (fifth right), and the Assistant Government Chemist, Mr. Bobbie CHEUNG (fourth left).

Government Laboratory’s colleagues introduce the drug testing work to the guests during the laboratory tour.

 


Government Laboratory delegation attends the CCQM Spring 2024 Meetings and visits BIPM

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, and delegates from the Government Laboratory (GL) attended the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance (CCQM) working group meetings and the 29th CCQM meeting held from 20th to 26th April 2024 at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) in France. The CCQM is responsible for the development, improvement and documentation of national standards’ equivalence, including certified reference materials and reference methods, for chemical and biological measurements. During the CCQM Inorganic Working Group (IAWG) and the Organic Working Group (OAWG) meetings, GL delegates presented the progress of the comparisons organized by the GL. After the CCQM meetings, the delegates visited the Chemistry Department of BIPM. Dr. Robert I. Wielgosz, Director of the Chemistry Department at BIPM, introduced the various metrology work areas and facilities at BIPM.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) and Director of the BIPM, Dr. Martin J.T. Milton (right).

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) and Director of the BIPM, Dr. Martin J.T. Milton (right).

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (right) and President of the CCQM, Dr. Sang-Ryoul Park (left).

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (right) and President of the CCQM, Dr. Sang-Ryoul Park (left).

Over 60 representatives of national metrology institutes/designate institutes and experts from international organizations on measurement standards attending the 29th CCQM Meeting.

Over 60 representatives of national metrology institutes/designate institutes and experts from international organizations on measurement standards attending the 29th CCQM Meeting.

Dr. Robert I. Wielgosz, Director of the Chemistry Department, introducing the facilities in BIPM.

 


Sharing in the Exchange Session on "Polar Research and Climate Change" with Xuelong-2 Icebreaker Experts

The Chief Chemist (Acting), TSO Sau-ching, presented at the Exchange Session on "Polar Research and Climate Change". She shared with the scientists from Xuelong-2 Icebreaker and experts from government departments on GL's contribution to environmental protection.

The Chief Chemist (Acting) presenting at the Exchange Session.

The Chief Chemist (Acting) presenting at the Exchange Session.

 


13th Meeting of International Advisory Board on Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards

Dr. LEE Wai-on, the Government Chemist, was invited to the 13th Meeting of International Advisory Board (IAB) on Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards (HKCMMS) on 16 January. The meeting was hosted by the Department of Health (DH) to finalise the setting of reference standards for 13 Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) commonly used in Hong Kong.

More than 20 experts from the Mainland, local and overseas, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the meeting.  Dr. LEE Wai-on (front row, eighth right).

More than 20 experts from the Mainland, local and overseas, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the meeting. Dr. LEE Wai-on (front row, eighth right).

The IAB was reviewing the research work on the 13 CMMs for the HKCMMS project.  Dr. LEE Wai-on (front row, eighth left).

The IAB was reviewing the research work on the 13 CMMs for the HKCMMS project. Dr. LEE Wai-on (front row, eighth left).

 


Delegation from Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Public Security visited the Government Laboratory

Mr. CHEUNG Kwok-keung, Assistant Government Chemist(Forensic Science Division), met with Mr. LAN Weihong, deputy director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Public Security who visited Government Laboratory on 28 December 2023 to exchange views on drug testing.

Deputy Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Public Security, Mr. LAN Weihong (right) presents souvenir to Assistant Government Chemist(Forensic Science Division), Mr. CHEUNG Kwok-keung (left)

Deputy Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Public Security, Mr. LAN Weihong (right) presents souvenir to Assistant Government Chemist(Forensic Science Division), Mr. CHEUNG Kwok-keung (left)

Government Laboratory’s colleagues introduce the drug testing work to the guests during the laboratory tour

 


Xiamen Municipal Administration for Market Supervision Delegation visited the Government Laboratory

Dr. LEE Wai-on, Government Chemist, met with Ms. RAO Manhua, Executive Deputy Director of Office of Xiamen Municipal Food Safety Committee who visited Government Laboratory on 21 December 2023 to exchange views on food safety testing in Xiamen and Hong Kong.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Executive Deputy Director of Office of Xiamen Municipal Food Safety Committee, Ms. RAO Manhua (right).

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Executive Deputy Director of Office of Xiamen Municipal Food Safety Committee, Ms. RAO Manhua (right).

Government Laboratory’s colleagues introduce the food testing work to the guests during the laboratory tour.

 


Science Exploration Activities of “Science in the Public Service” – Junior Detective 3.0

This Science Exploration Activity of “Science in the Public Service” was successfully held on 9 December 2023 at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Dr. HONG Yau-hing and Dr. CHAN Hoi-yiu, together with other chemists from the Forensic Science Division showed Junior Detectives how to make use of new technology to collect forensic evidence and how to solve crime cases by employing scientific talent.

Highlights of the "Junior Detectives 3.0" Event at Hong Kong Science Museum on 9 December 2023

Participants received event souvenirs at the reception area.

Participants received event souvenirs at the reception area.

Over 100 participants attended “Junior Detectives 3.0” event.

Over 100 participants attended “Junior Detectives 3.0” event.

The hosts demonstrated how to seize shoeprint as forensic evidence.

The hosts demonstrated how to seize shoeprint as forensic evidence.

Participants were learning knowledge about refractive index for glass analysis.

Participants were learning knowledge about refractive index for glass analysis.

Participants were attempting to compare the microscopic images of different types of textile fibres.

Participants were attempting to compare the microscopic images of different types of textile fibres.

Participants actively participated in the game booths involving various forensic testing tools.

Participants actively participated in the game booths involving various forensic testing tools.

 


Colleagues from the Government Laboratory Support District Council Ordinary Election on 10 December

The District Council Ordinary Election will be held on 10 December. The Government Chemist, Dr. Lee Wai On, and his colleagues from the Government Laboratory distributed promotional leaflets near the Ho Man Tin MTR station in the evening on 6 December, encouraging everyone, along with their family members and friends, to actively participate in voting on the polling day, and elect their preferred district council members to serve the community.

Cast your vote at DC election for a better community!

2023 DC Election: www.elections.gov.hk

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Government Laboratory received two awards under the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Award Scheme 2023-24

The Government Laboratory (GL) joined the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Award Scheme 2023-24 organised by the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC) and was awarded the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Corporate Award - Platinum Award. This Award recognises GL’s outstanding achievements in manpower and professional development of testing and certification (T&C) practitioners in four aspects, including (1) Commitment to T&C practitioners’ training and development, (2) Corporate support to enhance T&C practitioners’ competence and professionalism, (3) Caring for T&C practitioners, and (4) Communication with T&C practitioners.

In addition, Dr WONG Fai, George was awarded the Excellent Testing and Certification Professional Award - Junior Professional Award.

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (fourth left) and GL representatives attending the Award Presentation Ceremony.

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (fourth left) and GL representatives attending the Award Presentation Ceremony.

Photo 2: Photo shows the Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Mr Eddie MAK (second right), presenting the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Corporate Award (Platinum Award) to the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second left).

Photo 2: Photo shows the Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Mr Eddie MAK (second right), presenting the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Corporate Award (Platinum Award) to the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second left).

Photo 3: Photo shows the Assessment Panel Chairman, Mr Robert LUI presenting the Excellent Testing and Certification Professional Award (Junior Professional) to Dr WONG Fai, George.

Photo 3: Photo shows the Assessment Panel Chairman, Mr Robert LUI presenting the Excellent Testing and Certification Professional Award (Junior Professional) to Dr WONG Fai, George.

Photo 4: Trophies and Certificates awarded by HKCTC.

Photo 4: Trophies and Certificates awarded by HKCTC.

 


1210 Cast your vote at DC election for a better community

In view of “The District Council Ordinary Election (DCOE)” which is to be held on 10 December, the Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, visited the Mei Foo Government Complex on 1 December to promote the DCOE. Dr. LEE played interactive games and took photos with the public, and called on them to cast their votes on the polling day.

1210 Cast your vote at DC election for a better community!

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second right) and his team posing for the publicity activity.

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second right) and his team posing for the publicity activity.

Photo 2: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 2: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 3: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (fifth left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 3: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (fifth left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 4: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on playing interactive games with the public.

Photo 4: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on playing interactive games with the public.

Photo 5: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on playing interactive games with the public.

Photo 5: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on playing interactive games with the public.

 


Government Laboratory signs MOU with the National Institute of Metrology, China

The Government Laboratory (GL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China, during the 39th General Assembly of Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) on 30 November 2023 to enhance mutual co-operation on metrology of chemistry between the two parties.

The MOU was signed by the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on, and the Director of NIM, Mr Xiang FANG, aiming to enhance close relationship for the mutual benefit of the two parties, and their co-operation with each other in promoting metrology of chemistry in the two places under the “One Country, Two Systems” policy.

The MOU provides a framework to facilitate collaboration between the GL and NIM, and covers mutually beneficial initiatives, including research on measurement methods, development of certified reference materials, quality assurance of measurement data, traceability of test results, provision of technological exchanges, and establishment of standards in metrology of chemistry. In addition, the two parties can also arrange scientific and technological cooperation and personnel exchanges, establish joint working groups, jointly organise proficiency testing programmes and seminars under the framework of international or regional metrological organisations, and set up collaborative platform for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to promote sustainable development of metrology of chemistry in GBA.

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (front left), is pictured with the Director of NIM, Mr Xiang FANG (front right), after signing a Memorandum of Understanding on metrology of chemistry.

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (front left), is pictured with the Director of NIM, Mr Xiang FANG (front right), after signing a Memorandum of Understanding on metrology of chemistry.

Photo 2: The delegation of the Government Laboratory (left) in discussion with the representatives of NIM (right) on collaborative issues.

Photo 2: The delegation of the Government Laboratory (left) in discussion with the representatives of NIM (right) on collaborative issues.

Photos 3-4: Gift exchanging moment of the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (left) and the Director of NIM, Mr Xiang FANG (right).

 


Beijing Municipal Market Regulation Administration Delegation visited the Government Laboratory

Dr. LEE Wai-on, Government Chemist, met with Ms. TANG Yunhua, Deputy Director-General of Beijing Municipal Market Regulation Administration who visited Government Laboratory on 29 November 2023 to exchange views on food safety testing in Beijing and Hong Kong.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Deputy Director-General of Beijing Municipal Market Regulation Administration, Ms. TANG Yunhua (middle)

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Deputy Director-General of Beijing Municipal Market Regulation Administration, Ms. TANG Yunhua (middle)

Government Laboratory’s colleagues introduce the food testing work to the guests during the laboratory tour

 


Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview

Highlights of the “Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview” (co-organised with Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education) held at Henrietta Secondary School on 25 November 2023.

Over 150 teachers and students from different schools attended the Workshop.

Over 150 teachers and students from different schools attended the Workshop.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Sharing on Forensic Examination in Physical Sciences Section”.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Sharing on Forensic Examination in Physical Sciences Section”.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Sharing on Chemical Analysis of Controlled Substances”.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Sharing on Chemical Analysis of Controlled Substances”.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Being a Forensic Science Technician in Government Laboratory”.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Being a Forensic Science Technician in Government Laboratory”.

Speaker of the Workshop presenting a Career Talk on the topic “Be a Scientific Officer in Laboratory

Speaker of the Workshop presenting a Career Talk on the topic “Be a Scientific Officer in Laboratory

Students participating in the interactive session (1)

Students participating in the interactive session (1)

Students participating in the interactive session (2)

Students participating in the interactive session (2)

Government Laboratory (GL)’s colleague illustrating the work of GL to the students.

Government Laboratory (GL)’s colleague illustrating the work of GL to the students.

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (1)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (1)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (2)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (2)

Working committee for the “Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview”.

Working committee for the “Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview”.

 


1210 Cast your vote at DC election for a better community

The District Council Ordinary Election (DCOE) will be held on December 10. The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, attended the "District Council Election into the Community" publicity activities at the Hung Hom Municipal Services Building Sports Centre on November 24 to promote the DCOE.

The publicity activities included interactive games, exhibitions and resource booths providing various information related to the DCOE. Dr. LEE played the games and took photos with the public, and encouraged them to cast their votes on the polling day.

1210 Cast your vote at DC election for a better community!

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (centre) and his team posing for the publicity activity.

Photo 1: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (centre) and his team posing for the publicity activity.

Photo 2: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 2: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 3: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (third left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 3: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (third left) taking photos with the public after playing interactive games.

Photo 4: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (left) playing interactive games with the public.

Photo 4: The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (left) playing interactive games with the public.

 


Government Laboratory 110th Anniversary Conference

The Government Laboratory 110th Anniversary Conference was successfully held on 1-2 November 2023. The Conference welcomed over 300 experts and scholars from overseas, Mainland and regional institutions comprising government officials, scientists from academic institutions, reputable laboratories, forensic science institutes and national metrology institutes, and practitioners from the testing and certification industry.

Under the theme of “Advancement in Analytical and Forensic Sciences for the Well-being of People”, over 30 prominent speakers shared their views and experiences on how the use of innovative and high-end analytical and forensic testing technologies for elevating both the standard and efficiency of testing for safeguarding environment, public health and safety, to realise the vision of building a better life for people; and shared experiences on issues such as the importance of metrology in promoting fair trade and business prosperity.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, hosted a gala dinner and thanked all for attending the Conference. Riding on this memorable event, we are glad to see connections built-up, innovative ideas and knowledge exchanged so as to foster closer collaboration and open up more opportunities for technological advancement of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Photo 1: The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr TSE Chin-wan (second left), the Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food), Miss Vivian LAU (first left), the Chairman of The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, Prof WONG Wing-tak (first right) and the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second right) hosting a kick-off ceremony.

Photo 1: The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr TSE Chin-wan (second left), the Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food), Miss Vivian LAU (first left), the Chairman of The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, Prof WONG Wing-tak (first right) and the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second right) hosting a kick-off ceremony.

Photo 2: The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr TSE Chin-wan (second left), the Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food), Miss Vivian LAU (first left), the Chairman of The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, Prof WONG Wing-tak (first right) and the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second right) posing for celebration.

Photo 2: The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr TSE Chin-wan (second left), the Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food), Miss Vivian LAU (first left), the Chairman of The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, Prof WONG Wing-tak (first right) and the Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (second right) posing for celebration.

Photo 3: Group photo of Guests of Honours.

Photo 3: Group photo of Guests of Honours.

Photo 4: Group photo of distinguished speakers presenting on 1 November 2023.

Photo 4: Group photo of distinguished speakers presenting on 1 November 2023.

Photos 5: Group photos of distinguished speakers presenting on 2 November 2023. Photos 6: Group photos of distinguished speakers presenting on 2 November 2023.

Photos 5-6: Group photos of distinguished speakers presenting on 2 November 2023.

Photos 7: Highlights of the conference. Photos 8: Highlights of the conference.

Photos 7-8: Highlights of the conference.

Photos 9: Happy moments at the gala dinner. Photos 10: Happy moments at the gala dinner. Photos 11: Happy moments at the gala dinner. Photos 12: Happy moments at the gala dinner.

Photos 9-12: Happy moments at the gala dinner.

 


Training in Chinese handwriting examination for Civil Guard officers from Spain

3 officers from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard, Spain attended a 5-day training programme delivered by the Questioned Documents Section from 25 Oct 2023 to 31 Oct 2023. The programme offered trainees with the basic understanding of forensic examination of Chinese handwriting/signatures and the associated quality protocol. It also provided a good opportunity for building network, enhancing collaboration and sharing of knowledge with forensic experts from other countries.

Photo 1: Discussion session among colleagues of the Questioned Documents Section and officers from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard, Spain Photo 2: Discussion session among colleagues of the Questioned Documents Section and officers from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard, Spain

Discussion session among colleagues of the Questioned Documents Section and officers from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard, Spain

Group photo of officers from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard, Spain and the Government Laboratory.

Group photo of officers from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard, Spain and the Government Laboratory.

 


Metrology Symposium 2023—Metrology and Our Daily Life

The "Metrology Symposium 2023—Metrology and Our Daily Life", co-organised by the Government Laboratory (GL), the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC) and the Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL) of the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), was successfully held on 24 October 2023.

Metrology Symposium 2023—Metrology and Our Daily Life Poster

Metrology Symposium 2023—Metrology and Our Daily Life

The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (fifth left); the Chairman of HKCTC, Prof WONG Wing-tak (sixth left) and the Head of Laboratory of SCL of ITC, Mr CHEN Kin-wah (fifth right) pose a group photo with other guests and speakers

The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on (fifth left); the Chairman of HKCTC, Prof WONG Wing-tak (sixth left) and the Head of Laboratory of SCL of ITC, Mr CHEN Kin-wah (fifth right) pose a group photo with other guests and speakers

The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on, gives a welcome speech for the Metrology Symposium 2023

The Government Chemist, Dr LEE Wai-on, gives a welcome speech for the Metrology Symposium 2023

Chemist from the Government Laboratory gives presentation at the Metrology Symposium 2023

Chemist from the Government Laboratory gives presentation at the Metrology Symposium 2023

 


“Science in the Public Service” – DNA Barcoding, Power of Science against Faking

This Science Exploration Activity of the “Science in the Public Service” was successfully held on 20 September 2023 at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Dr. LI Tin-wai, a chemist in the Analytical and Advisory Services Division of the Government Laboratory, shared with the students and the public on the topic of "DNA Barcoding, Power of Science against Faking".

Dr. LI Tin-wai of the Government Laboratory gives presentation at the Hong Kong Science Museum

Dr. LI Tin-wai of the Government Laboratory gives presentation at the Hong Kong Science Museum

Participants get assisted for crafting their own DNA origami then proudly display their folding art.

A student masters the essential techniques of pipetting to perform serial dilution experiment.

A student masters the essential techniques of pipetting to perform serial dilution experiment.

 


A new adventure at BIPM, Dr. Fiona SHIU Hoi-yan, Chemist

In late August 2023, Dr. Shiu, a Chemist in the Analytical and Advisory Services Division of the Government Laboratory (GL), temporarily left her duties in GL and took up a challenge in Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) in Paris France, under a Visiting Scientist programme. The programme, aimed in developing analytical methods for purity assessment of drug materials, will last for six months. She has settled well in BIPM and she will have the opportunities to work with other visiting scientists from different Metrology Institutes.

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Experience Sharing Seminar on Food Chemical Testing

Experience Sharing Seminar on Food Chemical Testing” (co-organised with Hong Kong Accreditation Service) was held at Hong Kong Space Museum on 7 September 2023.

About fifty participants from food testing and certification industry attended the seminar

About fifty participants from food testing and certification industry attended the seminar

Chemist from the Government Laboratory presenting the topic “Determination of Ethylene Oxide in Selected Food”

Chemist from the Government Laboratory presenting the topic “Provision of Proficiency Testing Schemes with Metrologically Traceable Reference Values for Food Testing”

 


The Assistant Government Chemist (Analytical and Advisory Services Division), Mr. LEE Foo-wing, visited Public Health Laboratory and Laboratory Division of Municipal Affairs Bureau in Macau.

Mr. LEE Foo-wing, the Assistant Government Chemist (Analytical and Advisory Services Division), led a delegation of the Government Laboratory (GL) to visit the Public Health Laboratory (LSP) and the Laboratory Division of Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM Lab) in Macau on 11 August 2023.

The delegation visited the LSP in the morning and met with the director of LSP, Ms. LOI I-leng and other representatives to exchange views on chemical metrology and share experiences in relation to testing of environmental samples, food, cigarette and drugs for safeguarding public health and safety.”

The delegation visited the LSP in the morning and met with the director of LSP, Ms. LOI I-leng and other representatives to exchange views on chemical metrology and share experiences in relation to testing of environmental samples, food, cigarette and drugs for safeguarding public health and safety.

Laboratory tour for a glimpse of testing facilities at LSP, e.g. mass spectrometers, robotic systems and DNA analysers.

Laboratory tour for a glimpse of testing facilities at LSP, e.g. mass spectrometers, robotic systems and DNA analysers.

Working lunch meeting with Municipal Affairs Bureau Administrative Committee member Ms. UNG Sau Hong for discussion of challenges ahead facing official laboratories.

Working lunch meeting with Municipal Affairs Bureau Administrative Committee member Ms. UNG Sau Hong for discussion of challenges ahead facing official laboratories.

Meeting with the Head of the Laboratory Division, Ms. LAO Wai-man and other experts for intensive discussion and experience sharing of laboratory work.

Meeting with the Head of the Laboratory Division, Ms. LAO Wai-man and other experts for intensive discussion and experience sharing of laboratory work.

Laboratory tour at the IAM Lab for in-depth discussion about testing of pesticides and examination of radionuclides in foods and environmental samples.

Laboratory tour at the IAM Lab for in-depth discussion about testing of pesticides and examination of radionuclides in foods and environmental samples.

This trip allowed a better mutual understanding of each other and fostering of closer collaboration. As 2023 marks the 110th Anniversary of the Government Laboratory, Mr. LEE took this opportunity to invite colleagues of LSP and IAM Lab to come to Hong Kong to join the 110th Anniversary Scientific Conference of the Government Laboratory in the coming November.

 


The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, visited the Guangzhou Customs Technology Center (IQTC)

On 8th August 2023, Dr. LEE Wai-on, led a delegation to visit the Guangzhou Customs Technology Center (IQTC). The delegation met with Dr. ZHENG Jianguo, the Director of IQTC and Mr. CHEN Wenrui, the Director of Food and Cosmetics Testing Institute of IQTC and several experts to exchange views on food safety and testing in Guangdong and Hong Kong.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (fifth left), is pictured with Dr. ZHENG Jianguo (fourth left) and Mr. CHEN Wenrui (third left) of the IQTC.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (fifth left), is pictured with Dr. ZHENG Jianguo (fourth left) and Mr. CHEN Wenrui (third left) of the IQTC.

Dr. LEE Wai-on (right) presents a souvenir to Dr. ZHENG Jianguo (left).

Dr. LEE Wai-on (right) presents a souvenir to Dr. ZHENG Jianguo (left).


During the meeting, both parties discussed areas such as food safety, testing, and chemical metrology. Accompanied by Dr. ZHENG, Dr. LEE visited the Food and Cosmetics Testing Institute and was briefed on the work.


The delegation of the Government Laboratory (left) in discussion with the representatives of IQTC (right).

The delegation of the Government Laboratory (left) in discussion with the representatives of IQTC (right).

Dr. ZHENG Jianguo (right) presents an overview of the daily operations in the Food and Cosmetics Testing Institute.

Dr. ZHENG Jianguo (right) presents an overview of the daily operations in the Food and Cosmetics Testing Institute.

Mr. CHEN Wenrui (first left) explains the food testing workflow.

Mr. CHEN Wenrui (first left) explains the food testing workflow.

The visit has strengthened the exchange and interaction between the two parties, enhancing mutual understanding of each other's work. It has also facilitated further exploration of collaboration opportunities in food testing and organizing proficiency testing programme. In celebrating Government Laboratory's 110th anniversary, Dr. LEE took the opportunity to invite Dr. ZHENG and Mr. CHEN to attend a scientific conference organised by the Government Laboratory in Hong Kong.

 


The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, visited Guangdong Institute for Food Inspection

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, led a delegation to visit Guangdong Institute for Food Inspection (GDIFI) on 20th July 2023, and met with Dr. LEI Yi, the Deputy Director of GDIFI and various officials to exchange views on food safety and inspection in Guangdong and Hong Kong.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (fifth right), poses for a group photo with the two Deputy Directors of GDIFI, Dr. LEI Yi (sixth right) and Mr. YE Gao-long (second right).

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (fifth right), poses for a group photo with the two Deputy Directors of GDIFI, Dr. LEI Yi (sixth right) and Mr. YE Gao-long (second right).

Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Dr. LEI Yi (right).

Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Dr. LEI Yi (right).

The two sides discussed about food safety, data application, metrology in chemistry, and support for testing and certification industries, etc. Accompanied by Dr. LEI, Dr. LEE visited GDIFI’s laboratory showing their daily operation and instrument application.

The delegation of the Government Laboratory (right) meets with the representatives of GDIFI (left).

The delegation of the Government Laboratory (right) meets with the representatives of GDIFI (left).

Representative of GDIFI briefs the delegation about work on evaluating the quality of alcoholic products.

Representative of GDIFI briefs the delegation about work on evaluating the quality of alcoholic products.

The visit provided a good opportunity for the two sides to foster exchange, enhance mutual understanding and further strengthen collaboration in the field of food safety, as well as to promote the development of innovative testing technologies. This year marks the 110th Anniversary of the Government Laboratory, and Dr. LEE took this opportunity to invite Dr. LEI to participate in the celebration and attend the scientific conference organised by the Government Laboratory.

 


Metrology Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty 2023

This Metrology Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty is designed for those working in calibration, testing, and certification industry.
The Workshop will deliver:

  • Evaluation of measurement data – JCGM 100, JCGM 101 and JCGM 102
  • Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Mass and related Measurements
  • Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Chemical and Biological Measurements
  • Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Temperature Measurements
Representatives of the Government Laboratory will present the topic "Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Chemical and Biological Measurements".

Metrology Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty 2023
 
Date: 31 July 2023
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Time Mins Speakers Topics
09:00 - 09:30 30 Registration Session
09:30 - 10:15 75 Ms Brenda Lam - Standards and Calibration Laboratory Evaluation of measurement data - Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement
10:45 - 11:00 15 Q&A + Break
11:00 - 11:45 45 Dr Steven Yang - Standards and Calibration Laboratory JCGM 101: Evaluation of measurement data - Supplement 1 to the "Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement" - Propagation of distrbutions using a Monte Carlo method
11:45 - 12:00 15 Q&A + Break
12:00 - 12:30 30 Dr Steven Yang - Standards and Calibration Laboratory JCGM 102: Evaluation of measurement data - Supplement 2 to the "Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement" - Extension to any number of output quantities
12:30 - 14:00 90 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 - 14:45 45 Mr George Tang - Standards and Calibration Laboratory Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Mass and related Measurements
14:45 - 15:00 15 Q&A + Break
15:00 - 15:45 45 Mr Benedict Chen & Dr Shirly Curreem - Government Laboratory Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Chemical and Biological Measurements
15:45 - 16:00 15 Q&A + Break
16:00 - 16:45 45 Mr Julian Cheung - Standards and Calibration Laboratory Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainties in Temperature Measurements
16:45 - 17:00 15 Q&A

 


Exchange between Government Laboratory and Shenzhen Institute for Drug Control

The Government Chemist, Dr. Lee Wai-on, led a delegation to visit the Shenzhen Institute for Drug Control (SZIDC) on 4th July and met with the Dean of SZIDC, Dr. Wang Bing, and the Deputy Dean of SZIDC, Dr. Wang Xiaowei, to exchange views on drug testing and its development in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

The Government Chemist, Dr. Lee Wai-on (fifth left); the Dean of SZIDC, Dr. Wang Bing (fourth left); the Deputy Dean of SZIDC, Dr. Wang Xiaowei (third left); and delegation of the two sides posing for a group photo.

The Government Chemist, Dr. Lee Wai-on (fifth left); the Dean of SZIDC, Dr. Wang Bing (fourth left); the Deputy Dean of SZIDC, Dr. Wang Xiaowei (third left); and delegation of the two sides posing for a group photo.

Having discussed on drug testing in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, both parties have a better understanding of each other’s drug testing work. This exchange bears far-reaching significance. We hope that with the support of relevant policies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the exchange and cooperation between the two institutes would be strengthened thus paving a new path of mutually beneficial development for supporting the testing and certification industry.

The two sides discuss in detail the organisational structure, responsibilities and future development.

The two sides discuss in detail the organisational structure, responsibilities and future development.

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the Government Laboratory. Dr. Lee Wai-on took this opportunity to invite Dr. Wang Bing to Hong Kong to participate in the celebration and deliver a keynote speech in the scientific conference.

Dr. Lee Wai-on (left) presents a souvenir to Dr. Wang Bing (right).

Dr. Lee Wai-on (left) presents a souvenir to Dr. Wang Bing (right).

 


A greeting from our young chemist, Dr. CHAN Kaai-tung Olivia

A greeting from our young chemist, Dr. CHAN Kaai-tung Olivia, who has assumed a position in Kenya under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which will last for two years. As one of the second batch of twelve young HKSAR civil servants recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate in the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme of the United Nations, Dr. CHAN will apply professional knowledge to contribute in environmental protection initiatives designated by the mission of her new post. Click to watch Dr. CHAN’s sharing at: https://fb.watch/kFdiKhuNBO/?mibextid=cr9u03.

A greeting from our young chemist, Dr. CHAN Kaai-tung Olivia

A greeting from our young chemist, Dr. CHAN Kaai-tung Olivia

 


Government Laboratory Delegation visited the Food Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center of Shenzhen Customs District

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on, led a delegation to visit the Food Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center of Shenzhen Customs District (FICS) on June 27. Dr. LEE met with the Director of FICS, Mr. LIN Yan-kui, and the Deputy Director of FICS, Dr. JIN Bao-hui, and other experts to discuss the latest development in food testing.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (sixth left); the Director of FICS, Mr. LIN Yan-kui (fifth right); the Deputy Director of FICS, Dr. JIN Bao-hui (third right); and other delegation from the two sides.

The Government Chemist, Dr. LEE Wai-on (sixth left); the Director of FICS, Mr. LIN Yan-kui (fifth right); the Deputy Director of FICS, Dr. JIN Bao-hui (third right); and other delegation from the two sides.

Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Mr. LIN Yan-kui (right).

Dr. LEE Wai-on (left) presents souvenir to Mr. LIN Yan-kui (right).

At the meeting, both institutes shared their latest organisational structures, functions and future developments. The two sides also exchanged views on applications of innovative testing technology and state-of-the-art scientific instruments to cope with the ever-increasing demand for testing.

The delegation from the Government Laboratory (left) holds a meeting with representatives from the FICS (right).

The delegation from the Government Laboratory (left) holds a meeting with representatives from the FICS (right).

The delegation visits the Drug Residues and Additives Testing Laboratory.

The delegation visits the Drug Residues and Additives Testing Laboratory.

This visit provided a good opportunity for the two sides to enhance mutual understanding, advance cooperation and partnership on promoting innovative analytical technology. Dr. LEE also took this opportunity to invite Mr. LIN to attend the scientific conference held by the Government Laboratory in celebrating its 110th anniversary.

 


27th Tripartite Technical Support Meeting on 13-14 June 2023

“The 27th Tripartite Technical Support Meeting” was held in Macao on June 13-14. The Hong Kong Police Force and Hong Kong Government Laboratory led a team of forensic experts to conduct in-depth technical exchanges with forensic professionals from Guangdong and Macao Police Forces. Apart from sharing the latest crime trends and updates on criminal technologies in the three regions, we further discussed on the future development directions and how to enhance the standard of law enforcement by technology and innovation.

Representatives of Government Laboratory attend the 27th Tripartite Technical Support Meeting

Representatives of Government Laboratory attend the 27th Tripartite Technical Support Meeting

Forensic Experts from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao participated in group discussions to share technology and information

Visit Forensic Science Department of Macao Police Forces

Visit Forensic Science Department of Macao Police Forces

 


Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview

Highlights of the “Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview” (co-organised with Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education) held at S.K.H. Kei Hau Secondary School on 20 May 2023

Over 140 teachers and students from different schools attended the Workshop

Over 140 teachers and students from different schools attended the Workshop

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Work Sharing on Chemical Analysis of Pharmaceutical Products”

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Work Sharing on Chemical Analysis of Pharmaceutical Products”

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Introduction to Emergency Response Team of Government Laboratory”

Speaker of the Workshop presenting the topic “Introduction to Emergency Response Team of Government Laboratory”

Speaker of the Workshop presenting a Career Talk on the topic “Be a Scientific Officer in Laboratory”

Speaker of the Workshop presenting a Career Talk on the topic “Be a Scientific Officer in Laboratory”

Students participating in the interactive session (1)

Students participating in the interactive session (1)

Students participating in the interactive session (2)

Students participating in the interactive session (2)

Government Laboratory (GL)’s colleague illustrating the work of GL to the students

Government Laboratory (GL)’s colleague illustrating the work of GL to the students

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (1)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (1)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (2)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (2)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (3)

Students and teachers from different schools taking pictures at the Workshop (3)

Working committee for the “Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview”

Working committee for the “Workshop on Scientific Work of Government Laboratory cum Job Overview”


Each participant was awarded with a Certificate of Attendance with the picture took and uploaded on site at the Workshop.

 


Guardians of Toy Safety

Highlights of the "Guardians of Toy Safety" Event in Hong Kong Science Festival 2023 at Hong Kong Science Museum on 10 April 2023.

Over a hundred participants attended the "Guardians of Toy Safety" event

Over a hundred participants attended the "Guardians of Toy Safety" event

Participants actively joined the interactive games involving various toy safety tests at the front stage

Participants actively joined the interactive games involving various toy safety tests at the front stage

Participants were trying to place the toys into the small parts cylinder to carry out the small parts test

Participants were trying to place the toys into the small parts cylinder to carry out the small parts test

Participants were performing test to determine the kinetic energy of projectile toys

Participants were performing test to determine the kinetic energy of projectile toys

Participants were conducting acoustic testing to measure the sound level of acoustic toys

Participants were conducting acoustic testing to measure the sound level of acoustic toys



Parents and kids enjoyed taking photo together with the characters of Guardians of Toy Safety at the photo booth area and having fun to produce their own award cards

Professional team of the Government Laboratory safeguard the toy safety

 


Experience Sharing Seminar for Food Testing Laboratories (Online) on 8 Dec 2022

Content:
Representatives of the Government Laboratory presented the topics on " Laboratory preparation for the implementation of The Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2021 (Cap. 132AF) and Testing of mycotoxins", " Testing of other harmful substances listed in the Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2021 (Cap. 132AF)" and " The role of Government Laboratory in supporting the testing industry through provision of proficiency testing schemes and production of reference materials".

 


Metrology Workshop 2022 (Online Webinar) on 17th & 18th November 2022

Content:
The workshop will be focused on:

Representative of the Government Laboratory will present the topic "Metrology in Chemical Measurement".

Registration link:
https://www.itc.gov.hk/en/quality/scl/met_user/course_workshop.html

Metrology Workshop 2022
 
Fundamentals of Metrology

Time Mins 17 November (Thursday)
14:30 - 14:50 20 Introduction to the International System of Unit (SI)
14:50 - 15:10 20 Electrical Measurements (Direct Current)
15:10 - 15:15 5 Q&A
15:15 - 15:30 15 Hardness Measurements
15:30 - 15:40 10 Q&A + Break
15:40 - 15:55 15 Electrical Measurements (Radio Frequency)
15:55 - 16:10 15 Optical Measurements
16:10 - 16:15 5 Q&A
16:15 - 16:35 20 Chemical Measurements
16:35 - 16:40 5 Q&A
16:40 - 17:00 20 Length and Related Measurements
17:00 - 17:05 5 Q&A

Time Mins 18 November (Thursday)
14:30 - 14:50 20 Electrical Measurements (Low Frequency)
14:50 - 14:55 5 Q&A
14:55 - 15:15 20 Temperature Measurements
15:15 - 15:20 5 Q&A
15:20 - 15:35 15 Humidity Measurements
15:35 - 15:50 15 Acoustics and Vibration Measurements
15:50 - 16:00 10 Q&A + Break
16:00 - 16:20 20 Time and Frequency Measurements
16:20 - 16:25 5 Q&A
16:25 - 16:45 20 Mass and Related Measurements
16:45 - 16:50 5 Q&A

 


Science in the Public Service—"Government Laboratory and Everyday Life" seminar

Highlights of the "Government Laboratory and Everyday Life" Seminar at Hong Kong Science Museum on 29 October 2022.

Science lecture on "Government Laboratory and Everyday Life"

Science lecture on "Government Laboratory and Everyday Life"

Over 110 and 250 participants attended the lectures at the Science Museum and watched webcast respectively (1)

Over 110 and 250 participants attended the lectures at the Science Museum and watched webcast respectively (1)

Over 110 and 250 participants attended the lectures at the Science Museum and watched webcast respectively (2)

Over 110 and 250 participants attended the lectures at the Science Museum and watched webcast respectively (2)

Speaker of "Science in Action" seminar

Speaker of "Science in Action" seminar

Speaker of "Protection of Product Safety" seminar

Speaker of "Protection of Product Safety" seminar

"Science in Action" seminar

"Science in Action" seminar

"Protection of Product Safety" seminar

"Protection of Product Safety" seminar

 


Junior Detective 2.0

Highlights of the "Junior Detectives 2.0" Event at Hong Kong Science Museum on 24 Aug 2022.

Over 100 participants attended "Junior Detectives 2.0" event

Over 100 participants attended "Junior Detectives 2.0" event

The hosts demonstrated how to seize forensic evidence at a mock crime scene

The hosts demonstrated how to seize forensic evidence at a mock crime scene

Participants actively participated in the game booths involving various forensic testing tools

Participants actively participated in the game booths involving various forensic testing tools

Participants were attempting to compare the microscopic images of different types of textile fibres

Participants were attempting to compare the microscopic images of different types of textile fibres

Participants were performing presumptive test for blood

Participants were performing presumptive test for blood

Participants were eager to hold placards and take photos at the photo booth area

Participants were eager to hold placards and take photos at the photo booth area

 


Metrology Symposium 2022—Metrology and Everyday Life

The theme of Metrology Symposium 2022 is "Metrology and Everyday Life". There will be some interesting topics around our daily life and how metrology plays a role in it.

Metrology Symposium 2022—Metrology and Everyday Life banner
Metrology Symposium 2022—Metrology and Everyday Life

DATE
12 August 2022 (Friday)

TIME
2:30pm to 5:15pm

VENUE
Webinar

LANGUAGE
Cantonese (Presentation slides in English)

FEE
Free (Registration is required)

REGISTRATION
https://www.itc.gov.hk/metrology-symposium-2022


Presentation Topics and Speakers

14:30 Welcoming Address

Prof. Reggie KWAN, Provost, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

14:35 Opening Remarks

Mr. Arthur AU, Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology

14:40 Group Photo

14:45 What Makes Our Phones So Smart in Motion Detection?

Mr. Andrew AU, Electronics Engineer, Standards and Calibration Laboratory

15:05 Chemical Metrology and Our Daily Life

Dr. Boris WONG, Chemist, Government Laboratory

15:25 A Vanishing Second

Dr. Alvis AU-YEUNG, Electronics Engineer, Standards and Calibration Laboratory

15:45 Break and Video Session

16:05 Length Measurement in Our Daily Life

Mr. George TANG, Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Standards and Calibration Laboratory

16:25 Measuring Microplastics in Hong Kong Environmental Water Samples

Dr. Eric SZE, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

16:45 Metrological Information Infrastructure in Digital Era

Mr. Cliff WONG, Electronics Engineer, Standards and Calibration Laboratory

17:05 Q&A

17:15 End of Symposium

 


Joint packaging operation of the anti-epidemic service bags

In supporting the operation on the anti-epidemic service bag packaging for the community, some GL's colleagues had joined the packaging work at Kwong Yuen Community Hall of Shatin on 30 March 2022. With the concerted actions among other departments under the Food and Health Bureau, the whole packaging exercise was well completed with more than ten thousand anti-epidemic service bags prepared throughout the day.

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 1

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 1

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 2

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 2

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 3

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 3

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 4

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 4

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 5

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 5

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 6

Anti-epidemic service bags preparation activity photo 6