Croucher Foundation News

Biochemist offers hope for leukaemia treatment 20 August 2019

Biochemist Dr Alice Cheung has been fascinated by the mechanism of cells – how they divide and function – since high school and her undergraduate days at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Landslide devastation prompts interest in geohazards 14 August 2019

Dr Louis Wong studies how geomaterials behave and why they can be so destructive.

Accelerating next-generation protein engineering 9 August 2019

Croucher scholars involved in a breakthrough to engineer clinically useful proteins.

Oceans anchor passion for marine science and conservation 6 August 2019

Prof Kenneth Leung is helping to protect the aquatic environment.

Fishing for a cure 1 August 2019

Professor Zilong Wen is at the forefront of global blood cell research, and the tiny zebrafish is key to his work.

Nerd Nite x CSA 26 July 2019

Croucher Scholars Association organised a public talk in collaboration with Nerd Nite Hong Kong on 22 Jul 2019.

Remaking the molecular world 24 July 2019

Dr Sam Chan is working to increase our knowledge of the world around us, one molecule at a time.

Discovering the difference when egg cells divide 18 July 2019

Cell biologists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, have now discovered a previously unknown structure in mammalian eggs that appears indispensable for error-free distribution of chromosomes in meiosis.

How neurons spark flexible decisions 15 July 2019

Dr Alex Kwan is a neuroscientist, but he grew up dreaming of being a computer programmer.

Hong Kong scientists shine in Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards 9 July 2019

13 research projects received the award.

Signalling the future 2 July 2019

Dr Stanley Chan is powering forward with computational imaging methods for very low light situations.

Not junk RNA after all 25 June 2019

Non-coding RNA has been found to play an important role in ensuring accuracy in cell division and chromosome segregation.

Going underground to detect gravitational waves in space 21 June 2019

Prof Albert Kong is working on an underground gravitational wave detector.

Breakthrough in deriving early embryonic stem cells 19 June 2019

A new approach to derive expanded potential stem cells from both pig and human cells.

Nanophotonic advances shed light on tunable metasurfaces 13 June 2019

Manipulate light with optical metasurfaces to improve efficiency in technologies.

Gravitational wave method may solve dark matter boson mystery 11 June 2019

A team of astrophysicists tired to verify the existence of ultralight bosons.

69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 5 June 2019

Two Croucher scholars have been accepted to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 30 June to 5 July.

Nanotech key for purer and safer drugs 30 May 2019

Physicists and chemists have developed a new method that could potentially produce pure, higher-quality medicinal drugs.

Deciphering protein “barcodes” 28 May 2019

Biophysicist Dr Joyce Fung is delving into the intricate structures of proteins within biological systems to uncover fresh knowledge about protein structures and dynamics that can assist understanding related to diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

Corn and soybeans grow better together 16 May 2019

Using intercropping to alleviate environmental and food supply issues.