Croucher Foundation News

June 2011

2011 Croucher Senior Research Fellowships 3 June 2011

On 24th March 2011 five exceptional Hong Kong scientists were awarded Croucher Senior Research Fellowships at a ceremony in Hong Kong. The awards were presented by Mr Michael Suen Ming-yeung, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Summer teaching laboratory at Woods Hole 3 June 2011

The Summer Teaching Laboratory at Woods Hole provides opportunities for Hong Kong postgraduate students to participate in an eight week programme at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA. Participants conduct experiments with guidance from a group of highly experienced senior scientists and through a special arrangement with the Marine Biological Laboratory participants are also abl...

Farewell dinner for Professor Y.W. Kan FRS 3 June 2011

On 25th March 2011 representatives of the scientific and international community gathered in Hong Kong at a dinner to mark the retirement from the Chairmanship of the Croucher Foundation of Professor Y.W. Kan FRS....

Professor Yuk Ming Dennis Lo FRS 1 June 2011

In May 2011, Professor Dennis Lo was elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Lo is the Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences and Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Professor of Chemical Pathology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lo discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA, RNA and miRNA in the plas...