When Carol Pui Yiu Mak joined a HKUST programming summer school, she knew little about the subject but, with time on her hands, decided to give it a try. For the then 15-year-old, it began a fascination with computer science and pointed the way to her future career and research that could expand understanding of how machine learning works.
In the battle against the global scourge of Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition, Joseph Wong is engineering novel pathways to understanding the role of hypoxia in the disease.
Earth’s carbon cycle and climate change
In this special Croucher newsletter, we have investigated Hong Kong’s contribution, talked to some of the leading virologists, microbiologists and epidemiologists, sought expert opinion on the implications for mental health, and public health education, and compiled a round-up of COVID-19 research outputs from different universities in the city.
Congratulations to Professor Che Chi Ming.
A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok On has uncovered a previously uncharacterised function of the TBC1D24 gene in the maintenance of neuronal connections in the brain, a discovery that could eventually lead to new therapeutic pathways for patients suffering from epilepsy and intellectual disability.
Dr Yan Choi Lam is building a theoretical model to explain why certain chemical reactions happen the way they do.
Dr William Cho is building his work in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.