Croucher Foundation News

Croucher scholars receive the State Science and Technology Awards 16 January 2018

Three scholars received the highest honour for their contribution to science development.

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.

Professor Luk Kwai-man wins prestigious John Kraus Antenna Award 30 December 2017

Professor Luk Kwai-man (Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2001) has been conferred the prestigious IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award for his contributions to the invention of L-shaped Probe Fed Microstrip Antenna and the Magneto-electric Dipole Antenna for Wireless Communications.The IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award is one of the highest awards in the antenna field globally. Prof Luk is th...

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.

Croucher scholars winning WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards 15 December 2017

Congratulations to Prof Lo and Prof Yu.

Croucher Foundation Day Dinner 2017 14 December 2017

The Croucher Foundation held its annual Foundation Day Dinner last Friday, celebrating 38 years of promoting the advancement of science in Hong Kong and commending this year’s recipients of the Senior Research Fellowships.

Robust OLED material designed by Croucher scholars got exclusive license 12 December 2017

Scientists collaborate to design affordable OLED material.

Professor Mok Ngaiming elected as ASHK member 11 December 2017

Professor Mok Ngai Ming, Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Hong Kong, was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong.

Flu vaccines: Are they really effective? 30 November 2017

New research could improve the effectiveness of flu vaccines and therapies.

Professor Xie Zuowei elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 28 November 2017

Prof. Xie Zuowei (Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2003) has been elected a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in recognition of his remarkable contributions in the field of organic chemistry. There are 157 candidates this year, of which 25 are scholars in chemistry. Prof. Xie said, “I am very honoured to have been elected as a CAS Member. I would like to take this opportunity ...

Tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties 18 November 2017

Researchers have used genetic modification to add nutritional value.

Professor Kenneth Leung elected to prestigious fellowship 16 November 2017

Professor Kenneth Leung Mei-yee (Croucher Fellowship 2000) has been conferred as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) which currently has about 6500 professional members from over 100 countries.The conferment of SETAC Fellow status aims to recognise excellence and contributions of SETAC members to ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, risk assessment and/o...

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

Close link identified between endothelial cells and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Nicholas Wu: Influenza virus can overcome potentially crippling mutations 8 November 2017

Dr Nicholas Wu researches on flu vaccines and therapies.

Croucher Scholars Association: In search of Croucher Beach 31 October 2017

The Croucher Scholars Association held its first boat trip in Sai Kung on 29 Oct 2017.

Study reveals new functions of the hippocampus 31 October 2017

HK scientists have made a breakthrough on the connectivity of brain functions.

Rapid growth in out-of-school science in Hong Kong 27 October 2017

The Croucher Foundation conducted the second annual mapping exercise for the out-of-school STEM learning ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Overcoming resistance to antibiotics 12 October 2017

Microbiologists have discovered a chemical compound that could treat a deadly superbug without using antibiotics.