Not junk RNA after all
25 June 2019
Non-coding RNA was once considered junk. Now it has been found to play an important role in ensuring accuracy in cell division and chromosome segregation in a significant discovery by Dr Karen Wing Yee Yuen (Croucher Fellowship 2008) and Dr Yick Hin Ling, both at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Professor Albert Kong is looking forward to adding stellar insights from Asia through a novel, soon-to-be deployed, underground gravitational wave detector, located in Japan.
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.
The ability to manipulate light with optical metasurfaces has the potential to improve efficiency in technologies ranging from solar cells to virtual reality glasses.
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.
Researchers have discovered an important function of a plant protein.
CSA Summer Refresher
10 May 2019
Croucher Scholars Association held a non-alcoholic summer party at Flamingo Bloom in Central on 9 May.
Professor Yang Tong has been elected a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.
Scientists are investigating the value of moiré patterns in two-dimensional structures.
Croucher scholars receive awards at 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
29 April 2019
Five scholars received prestigious awards.
Scientists has uncovered the mechanism of RNA polymerase II in gene transcription.
Tackling viral hepatitis B in Hong Kong
23 April 2019
An estimated 576,000 people are living with hepatitis B in Hong Kong, according to a study carried out by HKU.
Smart app assesses wounds in seconds
18 April 2019
The burden of human diseases has shifted to non-infectious health issues.
Shedding light on the causes of autism
15 April 2019
Dr Jacque Pak Kan Ip is helping to advance our understanding of autism and autism-related disorders.
Greater illumination on inorganic perovskite LEDs
29 March 2019
An efficient way to produce brighter, all-inorganic perovskite LEDs.
Connecting the world with submarine cables
27 March 2019
Dr Chung Ng contributes to the AI and international growth strategy at Telstra.