Croucher Foundation News

Croucher Ecology Issue Four: Climate Change

For the final issue of Croucher Ecology we are examining the impact of climate change on the ecology and biodiversity of Hong Kong.

31 May 2021

Two counteracting proteins and their implications for Machado-Joseph Disease

Scientists have discovered an intricate relationship between two proteins in our nerve cells that uncover new insights into neurodegenerative disorders such as Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD).

13 October 2021

Building bridges to deeper machine learning

Speeding up the performance of computers used in machine learning is important for many data-driven applications including advanced drone navigation, self-driving cars and credit card fraud detection.

5 October 2021

Connection found between collagen IV and tissue regeneration

Understanding of the regenerative function of stem cells has received a boost following a discovery by a research team led by Professor Danny Chan at HKU, potentially moving scientists a step closer to increasing healing ability in people.

9 August 2021

Novel therapeutic pathway and Hong Kong patient registry set out to spur Huntington’s disease insights

Professor Edwin Chan Ho-yin and a team of international researchers have provided further insight into the development of Huntingdon’s disease and offered fresh hope for new therapeutic directions for sufferers.

3 August 2021

Croucher Fellow awarded IEEE medal

Professor Raymond Yeung Wai-ho has received the IEEE 2021 Richard W Hamming Medal for his contributions to network communication and pioneering development of the BATS code.

29 July 2021

Teaching students to tell the stories of science

Over some 20 years as an inspirational science teacher and, later, as panel head of the Science Research Department at Maryknoll Fathers’ School in Hong Kong, To Yuen-man has developed an impressive track record as an effective science educator.

17 July 2021

From environmental communication to action

During the second year of Smriti Safaya's Master of Philosophy degree in Earth Science at the University of Hong Kong, while researching earthquakes in central Tibet, she had, if not a eureka moment, certainly one that changed the direction of her life.

18 June 2021