Croucher Foundation News

Building understanding of gene activity regulation

A team of scientists in the United States, led by principal investigator Dr Anthony K L Leung has revealed a process in cells that may remove tangled ribonucleic acids (RNAs), a discovery that could eventually help researchers understand how some diseases develop and progress.

9 March 2020

Croucher senior research fellow receives Nick Holonyak Jr Award

Chair Professor Kei May Lau of HKUST has been named the 2020 recipient of the Optical Society’s prestigious Nick Holonyak Jr Award.

3 March 2020

Deconstructing our natural defences

Dr W K Eddie Ip is seeking to decode how human bodies defend themselves against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, a quest stretching back nearly two decades.

26 February 2020

Medical robotics pioneer powers forward patients and physicians

As an internationally recognised pioneer in robotic technology for medical and surgical applications, Dr Samuel Au Kwok Wai has had the great satisfaction of helping people who have lost a leg literally take a major step forward.

19 February 2020

Langlands quest to turn structures into numbers

Dr Kei Yuan Chan studies how to break down a model and represent it with arithmetic.

13 February 2020

How AI is helping to predict disease-related mutations

AI has started to play a vital role in uncovering secrets behind biological data.

5 February 2020

The science of sleep

Researchers are moving closer to understanding how human sleeping and waking patterns function.

29 January 2020