Croucher Foundation News

Building understanding of gene activity regulation 9 March 2020

A team of scientists in the United States, led by principal investigator Dr Anthony K L Leung has revealed a process in cells that may remove tangled ribonucleic acids (RNAs), a discovery that could eventually help researchers understand how some diseases develop and progress.

Croucher senior research fellow receives Nick Holonyak Jr Award 3 March 2020

Chair Professor Kei May Lau of HKUST has been named the 2020 recipient of the Optical Society’s prestigious Nick Holonyak Jr Award.

Deconstructing our natural defences 26 February 2020

Dr W K Eddie Ip is seeking to decode how human bodies defend themselves against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, a quest stretching back nearly two decades.

Medical robotics pioneer powers forward patients and physicians 19 February 2020

As an internationally recognised pioneer in robotic technology for medical and surgical applications, Dr Samuel Au Kwok Wai has had the great satisfaction of helping people who have lost a leg literally take a major step forward.

Langlands quest to turn structures into numbers 13 February 2020

Dr Kei Yuan Chan studies how to break down a model and represent it with arithmetic.

How AI is helping to predict disease-related mutations 5 February 2020

AI has started to play a vital role in uncovering secrets behind biological data.

The science of sleep 29 January 2020

Researchers are moving closer to understanding how human sleeping and waking patterns function.

Non-invasive prenatal testing pioneer receives Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 21 January 2020

Professor Dennis Lo (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2006) has been...

Neurologist strikes a chord with what makes a hit 15 January 2020

Musical pleasure comes from the right combination of uncertainty and surprise.

The many facets of a medical multi-tasker 8 January 2020

Dr Fanny Ko is a renowned respiratory physician, trainer, researcher, and collaborator.

Molecular biology quest to reduce maternal deaths 3 January 2020

Knowledge of blood vessel growth offers hope for preeclampsia treatment.

Croucher scholars selected as highly cited researchers of the year 2 January 2020

Ten Croucher scholars have been named “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” by Clarivate Analytics in recognition of their research output.The highly anticipated list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. A total of 6,216 resear...

Rice protein yields hope for increased food supply 31 December 2019

Researchers have now found a way to enhance grain yield in rice by increasing grain size and weight.

Gut microbiota provide key to exercise efficacy to treat diabetes 24 December 2019

It has long been known that exercise is the most cost-effective way to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, exercise does not work for everyone.

Protein variations may explain Parkinson’s disease differences 20 December 2019

New research by University of Toronto biochemists looks at how protein strains may vary in the brains of those affected by progressive neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Gene editing our allergies away 18 December 2019

Immunology scientists are leveraging state-of-the-art CRISPR technology to identify which genes cause allergic responses.

Welcome Class of 2019 16 December 2019

25 outstanding scientists have been awarded the 2019 Croucher Scholarship, Fellowship and Studentship.

Croucher Innovation Awards 2019 and Senior Research Fellowships 2020 16 December 2019

Nine distinguished scholars from local universities received the Croucher awards.

Max Planck Croucher Symposium 2019 29 November 2019

Scientists gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to discuss topics, ranging from Matter to Life.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 25 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.