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Transformative times 30 October 2018

Energy research by a University of Hong Kong academic is driving forward ways to improve battery performance.

Fuz protein and neurological disorders 18 August 2018

Recent research revealed the pathogenic mechanism for a group of rare genetic neuronal disorders known as polyQ diseases.

Long and winding road: understanding quantum chromodynamics 8 August 2018

Mr Ho-Tat Lam studies theoretical high energy physics at Princeton University.

Uncovering the mystery of the quantum world 25 July 2018

Dr Ching-Kit Chan is a theoretical physicist at UCLA who is working on quantum physics.

Font engineering: from genomes to typography​ 22 June 2018

Story of Dr Hin-tak Leung who made a shift from physicist to a career in typography.

Clement Tsui: searching for new approaches to treat tuberculosis 4 May 2018

Clement Tsui studied on the use of novel drug candidates to tackle tuberculosis.

Long read: Plankton in Peril! 3 May 2018

In the Chan Lab at the HKUST, Karen Chan is working all-out to understand the secrets of keystone marine organisms.

Dr Man-yan Wong: molecular pharmacologist and neuroscientist 28 April 2018

Wong is an investigator at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research..

Professor Xuechen Li: leading the way in the fight against superbugs 13 April 2018

One threat to human health in modern times is the rise of antibiotic resistant microbes.

Split pair: chromosomal segregation 12 April 2018

Nick So is part of a research team studying meiosis in mammalian oocytes, the progenitor cells of eggs.

Prof Guanhua Chen: fostering technology startups 20 March 2018

Professor Guanhua Chen is a pioneer of technological entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.

Prof Giulio Chiribella: exploring the fundamentals of quantum mechanics 15 March 2018

Prof Chiribella is a leading figure in quantum information science and mechanics.

Behavioural ecology of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters 23 February 2018

Dr Simon Sin's research on behavioural genomics explains bird size and mate choice.

Prof Raymond Wong: metallopolymers for an energy efficient future 10 February 2018

Prof Wong explains application of metallopolymers.

Robots that reason: cognitive robots 30 January 2018

Professor Lin is an expert in artificial intelligence.

Dr Grace Wong: from science to pharmaceutical consulting 8 January 2018

Dr Grace Wong is a Medical Science Liasison at AbbVie.

Window to your soul: artificial cornea implants 3 January 2018

Hui explores the feasibility of implanting fibre-optic pressure sensor into an artificial cornea.

Broken heart: congenital heart defect in child 29 December 2017

How children with heart failure survive? Dr Leung Ping answers.

Robotic revolution: medical robotics operate with precision 20 December 2017

Kit Hang Lee (Croucher Studentship 2015) shares his love for robot.

Prof Huang Yu: nitric oxide and cardiovascular diseases 15 November 2017

Close link identified between endothelial cells and cardiovascular diseases.