Croucher Foundation News

April 2015

2014 Senior Research Fellow: Dong-yan Jin 30 April 2015

Professor Dong-yan Jin is a seasoned virologist with a keen research interest in viral diseases and oncology. He seeks to understand why viruses cause different diseases as well as how different DNA and RNA viruses are able to invade their host’s innate immunity, which is the first line of defence in humans against these invading viruses.

2015 Senior Research Fellow: Benjamin Cowling 30 April 2015

Dr Benjamin John Cowling is an eminent biostatistician who combines biological, epidemiological, and statistical approaches with a practical understanding of public health issues, to investigate the epidemiology of influenza. 

Climate change effect on food production 30 April 2015

Amos Tai, 2012 Croucher fellow, has co-authored a paper highlighting the crucial link between effects of climate change on food security and theoretical models that can be adopted to combat the issue.

2015 Research Fellowships 15 April 2015

The Croucher Foundation held the presentation ceremony of the Innovation and Senior Research Fellowship Awards on April 14 2015, honouring ten distinguished scholars from four universities including The University of Hong Kong (HKU), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), for their exc...

Croucher summer courses 2 April 2015

Held once every two years, these five-day residential summer courses aim to educate and inspire a small group of very promising postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong and overseas. All participants are required to stay in the accommodation provided on the university campus for the duration of the summer course. Participants gain an opportunity to learn from renowned s...