Scientists have discovered an intricate relationship between two proteins in our nerve cells that uncover new insights into neurodegenerative disorders such as Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD).
Building bridges to deeper machine learning
5 October 2021
Speeding up the performance of computers used in machine learning is important for many data-driven applications including advanced drone navigation, self-driving cars and credit card fraud detection.
Novel therapeutic pathway and Hong Kong patient registry set out to spur Huntington’s disease insights
3 August 2021
Professor Edwin Chan Ho-yin and a team of international researchers have provided further insight into the development of Huntingdon’s disease and offered fresh hope for new therapeutic directions for sufferers.
Croucher Fellow awarded IEEE medal
29 July 2021
Professor Raymond Yeung Wai-ho has received the IEEE 2021 Richard W Hamming Medal for his contributions to network communication and pioneering development of the BATS code.
Teaching students to tell the stories of science
17 July 2021
Over some 20 years as an inspirational science teacher and, later, as panel head of the Science Research Department at Maryknoll Fathers’ School in Hong Kong, To Yuen-man has developed an impressive track record as an effective science educator.
From environmental communication to action
18 June 2021
During the second year of Smriti Safaya's Master of Philosophy degree in Earth Science at the University of Hong Kong, while researching earthquakes in central Tibet, she had, if not a eureka moment, certainly one that changed the direction of her life.
A research team led by Chair Professor Andrey Rogach at City University of Hong Kong has created a new type of 2D perovskite material that improves the efficiency of perovskite nanocrystals, boosting the brightness of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using this material.
Croucher Ecology Issue Four: Climate Change
31 May 2021
For the final issue of Croucher Ecology we are examining the impact of climate change on the ecology and biodiversity of Hong Kong.
Several key challenges exist for medical microrobots to navigate inside a human body, including multi-functionality and safety, adaptivity in a dynamic physiological environment with biological barriers, and real-time imaging and control.
Chemists have resolved a long-standing fundamental problem in the field of metal-metal closed-shell interaction.
Making a story of psychology
18 May 2021
Dr Suzanne So was the first clinical psychologist in HK to offer early assessment for young people with psychosis.
A team of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), led by Associate Professor Kwan Kin-ming (Croucher Scholarship 1991), has solved a mystery concerning the human brain and spinal cord that lays the groundwork for developing novel therapeutic strategies for preventing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders, including some COVID-19 complications.Our brain and spinal cord are...
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.
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”.
Two Croucher scholars have been named as awardees of the 13th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize by the Chinese Academy of Engineering.