This week the Croucher Foundation published the first of a series of publications to explore the biodiversity of Hong Kong. Starting with the land, the first issue examines the terrestrial ecology of Hong Kong.
While the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines dominates the news, the quest for better treatments for this virus and other infections is continuing apace. Dr Andrew Kwok has joined this endeavour, as a DPhil researcher with a leading University of Oxford research group working for better outcomes in treatment of infectious diseases.
A research team led by Professor Hongzhe Sun has discovered that repurposing an anti-rheumatic drug can re-sensitise “last-resort” antibiotics for treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant superbugs, including pneumonia, wound and bloodstream infections.
For Professor Andrey Rogach, a pioneering nanoscience researcher, it was a visionary supervisor in his home country of Belarus who set him on a research path that would lead to recognition as one of the world’s top materials scientists.
Commencing January 2021, Croucher Foundation will be supporting part of an innovative two-year project connected to the Ethnic Minority Well-being Centre along with the Lee Hysan Foundation.
The Croucher Foundation has presented Croucher Innovation Awards 2020, Croucher Senior Research Fellowships 2021 and Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2021 to six distinguished scholars from local universities for their excellent scientific research achievements.
24 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2020 Croucher Scholarships and Fellowships.