Croucher Foundation News

A new toolkit for studying how PARP activity boosts cancers 13 February 2019

ADP-ribosylation, a process driven by PARP enzymes, helps some cancers grow and is suspected to be a factor in other common diseases.

Friends or foes? Resident T cells in the skin 8 February 2019

Dr Stanley Cheuk studied the role of resident memory T cells in psoriasis and vitiligo.

Building insights on brain plasticity 31 January 2019

Dr Henry Hing Cheong Lee is helping to demonstrate how neural inhibition is critical to normal brain functions and development.

Superdrug identified in fight against deadly viruses 29 January 2019

Prof Kwok-Yung Yuen has identified a broad-spectrum antiviral drug for epidemic control.

Algae discovered to make polygonal shapes 23 January 2019

A Croucher scholar has revealed mathematical secrets behind the movement of Euglena.

Spinning to a 2D future 15 January 2019

Professor Xiaodong Cui has been experimenting with solid-state physics.

Deciphering the role of mechanosensitive proteins 14 January 2019

Alex Tsui is involved in a research related to a mysterious family of cellular proteins.

Educating the next generation of doctors 11 January 2019

Dr Forshing Lui is exploring the generation gap in medical education.

Genetic switches identified in glioblastoma tumours 7 January 2019

Tinyi Chu has identified switches in different types of glioblastoma tumours.

Croucher Foundation Day Dinner 2018 11 December 2018

Croucher Foundation celebrates its 39th anniversary on the evening of Friday, December 7, 2018.

Welcome Class of 2018 10 December 2018

21 outstanding scientists have been awarded the 2018 Croucher Scholarship, Fellowship and Studentship.

Genetic trigger for schizophrenia affirmed 30 November 2018

Dr Hannah Xue has solved a genetic mystery related to chronic mental disorder.

Scholar wins award for cancer breakthroughs 15 November 2018

Jun Yu received an award for her contributions to the Chinese science community.

Securing our online future 8 November 2018

A Croucher Fellow is recognised for his leading research on internet security and privacy protection for blockchain technology.

Engineering solutions for pollution control and clean energy 5 November 2018

Professor Dennis Leung is using the power of the sun to fuel engineering innovations.

CSA: BBQ boat trip in Sai Kung 5 November 2018

Croucher scholars had an enjoyable day spent in Sai Kung on 3 Nov.

HKU biologist throws new light on plant growth 2 November 2018

The research sheds new light on plant growth and how this could be accelerated.

Transformative times 30 October 2018

Energy research by a University of Hong Kong academic is driving forward ways to improve battery performance.

Maternal weight gain linked to child health 25 October 2018

Weight gain during pregnancy might have an adverse impact on child health.

Professor Francis Chan receives award 18 October 2018

Professor Chan is the first Chinese scholar to be selected for the International Leadership Award.