Joint Universities Summer Teaching Laboratory (JUSTL)

JUSTL participant: Dr Mana Man Na Yung 21 May 2020

Dr Mana Man Na Yung is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Science & Technology at The Open University of Hong Kong....

JUSTL participant: Dr Tim Yue Him Wong 21 May 2020

Dr Tim Yue Him Wong is an Assistant Professor in Shenzhen University, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). He obtained his PhD in 2012 in the laboratory of Prof Pei-Yan Qian (Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), where he investigated the molecular mechanisms involved in the larval metamorphosis of Bugula neritina, a marine bryozoan, which causes serio...

JUSTL participant: Dr Michael Yat Fai Yuen 21 May 2020

Dr Michael Yat Fai Yuen is a Scientific Officer in the University Research Facility in Life Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He graduated with a PhD in 2012 from Prof Andrew L. Miller’s laboratory in the Division of Life Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His PhD research involved characterising the calcium signals generated in a specialized region o...

JUSTL participant: Dr Junyu Xu 21 May 2020

Dr Junyu Xu is an Associate Professor at the Center of Neuroscience, Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology of Ministry of Health at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou (China). She completed her PhD in 2009 in the laboratory of Prof Jun Xia (Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)....

The JUSTL Participants Today 21 May 2020

The following table shows the current position and affiliation of the JUSTL programme alumni.NameCurrent PositionCurrent Affiliation2007Cora Sau-Wan LAIAssistant ProfessorSchool of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China*Alice LIEPost-Doctoral Guest ResearcherProfessor Dave Caron’s laboratory, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USAKatherine Yueping QI...

JUSTL participant: Dr Idy Hiu Ting Ho 21 May 2020

Dr Idy Hiu Ting Ho has a Lee Hysan Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which is a four-year post-doctoral training programme that allows her to spend two years working with Professor Irene Tracey at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford (UK), followed by two years at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong....

JUSTL participant: Dr Vincent Chun Wai Kwan 21 May 2020

Dr Vincent Chun Wai Kwan is a Research Scientist working with Dr Yu-Chiun Wang in the Laboratory of Epithelial morphogenesis at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Kobe (Japan). Dr Kwan obtained his MPhil in 2010 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He worked in the laboratory of Professor King Lau Chow (Division of Life Science) and his project was involved...

JUSTL participant: Dr Hongmei Jing 21 May 2020

Dr Hongmei Jing is a Principal Investigator in the Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering (IDSSE), Chinese Academy of Sciences in Sanya, China. She got her PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2006 under the supervision of Professor Steven B. Pointing in the Department of Ecology and Biodiversity. She worked on a project to identify the phylogenetic diversity and cultivation of...

JUSTL participant: Ms Connie Pui Ling Lau 21 May 2020

Ms Connie Pui Ling Lau is a Fisheries Officer in the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD)....

Mentors’ comments 21 May 2020

I invited a number of the JUSTL mentors if they could give me their views about the programme and about the participants who worked with them....

JUSTL participant: Dr Franki Kai-Hei 21 May 2020

Dr Franki Kai-Hei Tse has just started a new job as an Assistant Professor at The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong....

JUSTL Participant: Mr Harvey Yin Seng Chan 21 May 2020

Mr Harvey Yin Seng Chan is a PhD student in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore working in the laboratory of structural biologist, Dr Sara Sandin. He obtained his MPhil degree in early 2015 from the Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, under the supervision of Professor Andrew L. Miller, where he conducted morphometric analysis of, and ch...

JUSTL Participant: Dr Danny Ka Chun Fung 21 May 2020

Dr Danny Ka Chun Fung is an Assistant Scientist in Dr Jade Wang’s laboratory in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (US). Dr Fung was awarded his PhD in 2010 in Professor Raphael Chan’s laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong....

JUSTL participant: Ms Clare Hau In Lun 21 May 2020

Ms Clare Hau In Lun is a Visiting Scholar in Prof Stanley Lau’s laboratory in the Department of Ocean Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology....

JUSTL participant: Dr Helen Baixia Hao 21 May 2020

Dr Helen Baixia Hao is currently a Research Associate at Aegle Research LLC, Allendale, New Jersey, USA....

JUSTL participant: Dr Vincent Chun Wai Kwan 21 May 2020

Dr Vincent Chun Wai Kwan is a Research Scientist working with Dr Yu-Chiun Wang in the Laboratory of Epithelial morphogenesis at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Kobe (Japan). Dr Kwan obtained his MPhil in 2010 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He worked in the laboratory of Prof King Lau Chow (Division of Life Science) and his project was involved in i...

JUSTL participant: Dr Edward Tak Chuen Lau 21 May 2020

Dr Edward Lau obtained his PhD from the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. He then continued to work at The University of Hong Kong, first in the Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, working on a project on wetland biodiversity and ecosystem services, and then he worked on a coastal rehabilitation project.Current WorkAt the end of 2018, Dr Lau started worki...

JUSTL participant: Dr Graham Ka Hon Shea 21 May 2020

Dr Graham Ka Hon Shea is a Croucher Foundation funded Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. He was an MBBS/PhD student at HKU, completing his PhD training in 2010 and being conferred with his MBBS/PhD double degree in 2012. Dr Shea embarked on his PhD training on completion of the third year of his medical training....

JUSTL participant: Dr Kosmo Ting Hing Yan 21 May 2020

Dr Kosmo Ting Hing Yan is a Biotechnology Leader and Laboratory Manager in a start-up company in Hong Kong called Geb Impact Co. He obtained his PhD in 2015 in the laboratory of Prof Joseph Tin Yum Wong (Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), where he investigated the role of the condensin protein complex in regulating the condensation and structure of th...

JUSTL participant: Dr Katherine Yueping Qian 21 May 2020

Dr Katherine Yueping Qian is a Senior Clinical Manager at Intuitive Surgical-Fosun Medical Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd in Shanghai, China....