Croucher Foundation News

December 2021

Depiction of cell division process in the heart wins 2nd in Croucher Image Awards 30 December 2021

Dr Chi Chung Wu (Croucher Fellowship 2018) had more than beauty in mind when he colourised his image, Cardiomyocyte mitosis. Not only did he capture the cell division process of primary mammalian cardiomyocyte, the contractile unit of the heart, but the colours the Croucher Scholar used made it more accessible to colour blind viewers.The four separate images of the second prize winner in the Cr...

Croucher Image Awards winner reveals the hidden beauty of West Antarctica ice flows 23 December 2021

Dr Felix Ng (Croucher Scholarship1995) won the Croucher Image Awards 2021 with an image that captures not only an important scientific discovery, but also the beauty of that knowledge.“I wanted people to be intrigued,” Dr Ng says when asked what inspired him to use satellite-based radar to create an image of ice stream velocity data in West Antarctica.The image spans more than 1,000 kilometers ...

Welcome Class of 2021 8 December 2021

23 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2021 Croucher Scholarships, Studentships, Fellowships and Science Communications Studentships.

Croucher Awards Presentation Ceremony 2021 8 December 2021

Croucher Foundation held a ceremony on 8 December 2021 to present awards to the recipients of the Croucher Senior Research Fellowships 2020 and 2021, Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2020 and 2021, Croucher Innovation Awards 2019 and 2020, and to two recipients of the newly announced Croucher Innovation Awards 2021, in recognition of their excellent scientific research achievements....

HKU researchers discover new biologics for obesity-related diseases 1 December 2021

Obesity is a global pandemic associated with a significantly reduced life expectancy due to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease and cancer.