Croucher News

August 2015

Invisibility cloak and beyond 29 August 2015

2005 Croucher fellow, Jensen Li Tsan Hang, has been working on invisibility cloaks made from metamaterials.

Mathematician-turned-bioinformatician 27 August 2015

2011 Croucher fellow, and Mathematician-turned-bioinformatician, Dr Chung Lun Alan Lai talks about his career. 

Fuctionalising carboranes  20 August 2015

The Croucher Foundation has approved a three-year grant totalling one million Hong Kong dollars to the Shanghai Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis, for its research on carborane functionalisation. The research, supported under the Chinese Academy of Sciences Croucher Funding Scheme for Joint Laboratories, aims to develop new synthetic methods by using five-member metallacycles.

2015 cancer biology summer course 18 August 2015

Biologist, Julia Mantaj, attended the 2015 cancer biology summer course, funded by Croucher Foundation, sponsored by American Association of Cancer Research, and hosted by HKU.

Croucher class of 2015 14 August 2015

Croucher Foundation of Hong Kong announced this year’s awards of around HKD 17 million to six postdoctoral scientists and 10 doctoral students to enable them to pursue their research studies abroad, and one doctoral student to continue his studies in Hong Kong.

Tsinghua – HKU collaboration on Sjogren’s syndrome 13 August 2015

Croucher Foundation has approved a grant of HKD 3 million (HKD 1 million each year for 3 consecutive years from 2016 to 2018) to support the joint study between the HKU Medical Faculty and Tsinghua University School of Medicine on the pathogenesis and treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome.

Croucher – Keystone Symposia partnership 11 August 2015

The Croucher Foundation is pleased to announce its new three-year partnership with Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Silverthorne, Colorado, USA.

The Internet of things 6 August 2015

2001 Croucher scholar, Dr Sing Yiu Cheung, is the director of research and development of PINC Solutions, an American supply chain specialist which is using the Internet of things to help companies to track millions of freight shipments in real time.

2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 4 August 2015

From the 28th of June to the 3rd of July 2015, four Croucher fellows, Kwok Chun Kit, Leung Chuen Yan, Ng Wai Lung, Wong Man Yan were invited as Young Scientists to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on the island of Lindau, Germany.

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