Croucher Foundation News

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).

Going underground to detect gravitational waves in space 21 June 2019

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.

Nanophotonic advances shed light on tunable metasurfaces 13 June 2019

The ability to manipulate light with optical metasurfaces has the potential to improve efficiency in technologies ranging from solar cells to virtual reality glasses.

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.

New light on protein and hormone signalling in plant growth 14 May 2019

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.

Croucher mathematician elected European Academy fellow 8 May 2019

Professor Yang Tong has been elected a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.

Exploring nature’s dots in theoretical physics 3 May 2019

Scientists are investigating the value of moiré patterns in two-dimensional structures.

Researchers reveal mechanism behind RNA transcription error’s removal 25 April 2019

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.