Croucher Foundation News

Croucher Ecology Issue Two: Marine 15 May 2021

Plunge into the deep and to find out more about the remarkable ecology of Hong Kong’s coastal waters.

Making an adventure of science 29 April 2021

Dr Faye Suk-ying Tsang has retained the adventurous approach to scientific investigation that first led her to seek out small creatures around the parks and beaches of Hong Kong.

Diving into life before birth 20 April 2021

From probing the mysteries of a sunken submarine aircraft carrier, resting upright more than 30 metres under the waters off the coast of Plymouth, UK, to attempting to apply machine learning for estimating the age of a fetus in the womb, Lok Hin Lee seeks the challenge of the new.

Welcome Class of 2020 11 December 2020

24 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2020 Croucher Scholarships and Fellowships.

Croucher Innovation Awards 2020 and Senior Research Fellowships 2021 11 December 2020

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.

Flow chemist enhances drug synthesis to assist medical treatments 2 December 2020

Many people imagine chemists as goggle-adorned scientists swirling round-bottom flasks. However, this is not the case with Dr Wai Chung Fu and his chemistry lab, where he is pioneering the use of automated robotic technology.

Novel imaging technology sheds light on deep brain interactions 25 November 2020

A new imaging technology – adaptive optics two-photon endomicroscopy that enables in vivo imaging of deep brain structures at high resolution

Setting AI to work for the good of human health 17 November 2020

In science fiction, machines are often a force for evil: invading, conquering, and killing. But at BenevolentAI in London, Dr Ngai Yi Mok and his colleagues are harnessing the power of machines for good, using AI in their efforts to counter diseases through drug discovery and development.

Croucher engineer develops miniaturised organic semiconductor for flexible electronics 11 November 2020

Be it foldable phones or bendable televisions, electronics manufacturers see enormous potential market appeal in “flexible electronics”.

Croucher engineers shine in Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize 27 October 2020

Two Croucher scholars have been named as awardees of the 13th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize by the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

When time began: mapping the earliest moments of our universe 21 October 2020

Dr Sam Wong's research extends from the smallest known particles in existence to the massive system they have created: our entire universe.

Wang Yao honoured by American Physical Society 16 October 2020

Professor Wang Yao (Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2020, Innovation Award 2013), Chair Professor of Physics, University of Hong Kong, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to the advancement of the field.The American Physical Society was founded in 1899, with a mission to advance and diffuse knowledge of physics through journal publications, scien...

Tackling the link between diabetes and kidney disease 13 October 2020

In Hong Kong, 52 per cent of new patients requiring dialysis treatment or renal replacement have diabetes as the cause of kidney failure – a challenge that Professor Sydney Tang (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2019, Croucher Fellowship 1996) seeks to address.

What triggers a supernova? 6 October 2020

A multinational team of scientists has become the first to successfully examine the phase transition that may trigger a supernova.

Croucher Image Awards 2020 runners-up 30 September 2020

Pictures of the Croucher Image Awards runners-up and the stories behind their scenes

Croucher Image Awards 2020 30 September 2020

The inaugural Croucher Image Awards competition was launched in April 2020.

How connections in the brain change over time 25 September 2020

A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok-On at the University of Hong Kong has uncovered the molecular basis of how neurons change their connections during brain development.

Dennis Lo’s three-decade journey to science’s greatest prizes 22 September 2020

Innovation does not come easy and for Professor Dennis Lo.

Dennis Lo scoops ‘Oscar of Science’ for foetal DNA discovery 13 September 2020

Professor Dennis Lo has won the prestigious 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences.

Croucher study awards open for application 11 September 2020

Applications for 2021/2022 Croucher study awards and Science Communication Studentships are now open until 5:00pm on 16 November 2020.