Croucher News

August 2016

Catalysts and cancer: from energy cells to cancer research 30 August 2016

Science today is an interestingly fluid field, where new ideas and technologies blend with theory to push boundaries and address growing questions. Dr Edmund Tse’s work epitomises this movement, but with an added twist of going back to basics.

Unravelling the brain: Dr Ed Wu on non-invasive neuroscience 29 August 2016

Invasive clinical procedures are often considered a major limitation of medical science, particularly in the field of neuroscience, which deals with devastating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Electronic innovation: pushing the limits of digital systems 26 August 2016

Dr Hayden So is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at HKU.

The root of memory: Dr Lai Kwok On studies the formation of memory 26 August 2016

It has been described as the 'final frontier' of scientific investigation: Dr Lai Kwok-On studying the world of neuroscience.

Looking for treatments in the gene: Dr Alan Wong decodes disease genetics 20 August 2016

Dr Alan Wong Siu-lun is an Assistant Professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and employs both synthetic biology and combinatorial genetics to decode the complex genetic basis of diseases including cancers and neurodegenerative disorders.

Croucher class of 2016: Scholars past and current gather for a send off 15 August 2016

The 2016 Croucher Scholars gathered together with Croucher alumni from years past to celebrate at a send off luncheon.

The mechanics of cancer: Joseph Ng begins his PhD at King’s College London 12 August 2016

Joseph Ng will begin his PhD analysing the mechanistic aspect of an overlooked group of proteins in generating cancer mutations.

Tracking neuron cargo 4 August 2016

Christy Hung's research could lead to the development of more successful treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Where chemistry meets biology 4 August 2016

Clive Chung is developing chemical compounds for the diagnosis of cancer and a better understanding of neuron cells.

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