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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.

How neurons spark flexible decisions 15 July 2019

Dr Alex Kwan is a neuroscientist, but he grew up dreaming of being a computer programmer.

Signalling the future 2 July 2019

Dr Stanley Chan is powering forward with computational imaging methods for very low light situations.

Not junk RNA after all 25 June 2019

Non-coding RNA has been found to play an important role in ensuring accuracy in cell division and chromosome segregation.

Going underground to detect gravitational waves in space 21 June 2019

Prof Albert Kong is working on an underground gravitational wave detector.

Nanophotonic advances shed light on tunable metasurfaces 13 June 2019

Manipulate light with optical metasurfaces to improve efficiency in technologies.

Deciphering protein “barcodes” 28 May 2019

Biophysicist Dr Joyce Fung is delving into the intricate structures of proteins within biological systems to uncover fresh knowledge about protein structures and dynamics that can assist understanding related to diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

Exploring nature’s dots in theoretical physics 3 May 2019

Scientists are investigating the value of moiré patterns in two-dimensional structures.

Smart app assesses wounds in seconds 18 April 2019

The burden of human diseases has shifted to non-infectious health issues.

Shedding light on the causes of autism 15 April 2019

Dr Jacque Pak Kan Ip is helping to advance our understanding of autism and autism-related disorders.

Connecting the world with submarine cables 27 March 2019

Dr Chung Ng contributes to the AI and international growth strategy at Telstra.

Friends or foes? Resident T cells in the skin 8 February 2019

Dr Stanley Cheuk studied the role of resident memory T cells in psoriasis and vitiligo.

Building insights on brain plasticity 31 January 2019

Dr Henry Hing Cheong Lee is helping to demonstrate how neural inhibition is critical to normal brain functions and development.