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Deconstructing our natural defences 26 February 2020

Dr W K Eddie Ip is seeking to decode how human bodies defend themselves against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, a quest stretching back nearly two decades.

Medical robotics pioneer powers forward patients and physicians 19 February 2020

As an internationally recognised pioneer in robotic technology for medical and surgical applications, Dr Samuel Au Kwok Wai has had the great satisfaction of helping people who have lost a leg literally take a major step forward.

Langlands quest to turn structures into numbers 13 February 2020

Dr Kei Yuan Chan studies how to break down a model and represent it with arithmetic.

The science of sleep 29 January 2020

Researchers are moving closer to understanding how human sleeping and waking patterns function.

The many facets of a medical multi-tasker 8 January 2020

Dr Fanny Ko is a renowned respiratory physician, trainer, researcher, and collaborator.

Molecular biology quest to reduce maternal deaths 3 January 2020

Knowledge of blood vessel growth offers hope for preeclampsia treatment.

Gene editing our allergies away 18 December 2019

Immunology scientists are leveraging state-of-the-art CRISPR technology to identify which genes cause allergic responses.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 25 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 21 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.

Training micro-robots to swim in complex fluids 11 November 2019

Targeted drug delivery by designing tiny swimming robots.

Searching the cosmos for the origins of the universe 25 October 2019

Dr Kimmy Wu researches gravitational waves and radiation in the universe.

Steering AI out of harm’s way 16 October 2019

For Dr Yinlam Chow, having an interest as a child in robots turned out to be a future career in the making because today he is a research scientist at Google AI.

Geomaterials expert shakes up earthquake studies 12 September 2019

Prof Andrew Chan studies the effects of tremors and tsunamis on the earth and buildings.

Stabilising images for mobile devices 4 September 2019

Dr Cheung Kwok-yuen manufactures systems used in the mass production of electronics all over the world.

Fresh eye on ophthalmology 27 August 2019

Dr Eddy Wu’s start-up pharmaceutical company helps people who have sight problem.

Biochemist offers hope for leukaemia treatment 20 August 2019

Biochemist Dr Alice Cheung has been fascinated by the mechanism of cells.

Landslide devastation prompts interest in geohazards 14 August 2019

Dr Louis Wong studies how geomaterials behave and why they can be so destructive.

Oceans anchor passion for marine science and conservation 6 August 2019

Prof Kenneth Leung is helping to protect the aquatic environment.

Fishing for a cure 1 August 2019

Professor Zilong Wen is at the forefront of global blood cell research, and the tiny zebrafish is key to his work.

Remaking the molecular world 24 July 2019

Dr Sam Chan is working to increase our knowledge of the world around us, one molecule at a time.