Croucher class of 2016: Scholars past and current gather for a send off
At the start of a new phase in their science careers, the 2016 Croucher Scholarship and Fellowship recipients gathered together with Croucher alumni from years past to celebrate. This year’s awards total almost HK$25 million, with awards going to postdoctoral scientists and doctoral researchers both in Hong Kong and abroad.
After a competitive review process conducted by a team of 19 local and overseas scientists from a wide range of disciplines, 18 recipients were chosen. The Croucher scholarships are full scholarships, which means they cover tuition fees, maintenance allowance, medical insurance allowance, airfare, and allowances for attending international conferences.
The awards, however, are restricted to doctoral and postdoctoral levels of studies in the natural sciences, technology, and medicine. The maximum for a doctoral scholarship may be as high as HK$1.87 million each, while that of a postdoctoral fellowship for two years may be up to HK$1 million each.
This year’s class features scientists heading out all over the world, with doctoral and post-doctoral studies at universities and institutes in the U.S., Israel, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and the U.K. Also present at the send-off luncheon were previous Croucher scholars, who all shared a few words of advice for our outgoing awards recipients.
Croucher Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships 2016/2017
Dr CHAN Chi Shing | Biophotonics engineering | California Institute of Technology, USA
Dr CHEUNG Man Wai | Mirror symmetry, algebraic geometry | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
Dr LAM Yan Choi | Computational chemistry | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dr LAU Pak Hang | Particle physics | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr LEE Ho Tin | Electric motor drives | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr NG Chun Yu | Theoretical astro-particle physics | Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Dr TANG Tsz Ho | Genetics, developmental neurobiology | Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Dr TSE Chun Ming, Edmund | Biochemistry, DNA, electrochemistry | California Institute of Technology, USA
Dr YUNG Yuk Kwong | Stem cell epigenetics | Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
CHOI Pui Tung | Computational geometry, medical imaging, computer graphics | Harvard University, USA
LAM Ho Tat |Quantum field theory and condensed matter theory | Princeton University, USA
NG Chi Fung, Joseph | Cancer bioinformatics | King’s College London, UK
SO Chun | Oocyte biology, chromosome biology | Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
TSANG Fai | Neuroscience | European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Italy
Croucher Cambridge International Scholarship 2016/2017
SZETO Chung Ho | Cancer biology, cell signalling | University of Cambridge, UK
WONG Jo Yin, Joseph | Biosensors, Alzheimer’s disease | University of Cambridge, UK
University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship 2016/2017
LOU Shing Bong |Organic chemistry and chemical biology | University of Oxford, UK
Research Studentship 2016/2017
NG Wing Hin | Organic chemistry | The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Good luck to all our Croucher Fellows and Scholars of 2016!