Croucher Foundation News

Steering AI out of harm’s way 16 October 2019

For Dr Yinlam Chow, having an interest as a child in robots turned out to be a future career in the making because today he is a research scientist at Google AI.

Rechargeable liquid fuels set out to power electric vehicles 9 October 2019

Rechargeable “e-fuel” paves way for renewables in energy generation in the future.

Biologist gets a taste for novel protein research 2 October 2019

Novel protein family that plays a role in sour taste reception and inner-ear balance revealed.

World first for ultracold quantum simulation 19 September 2019

The world's first 3-D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms.

Memory cue for depression treatment 18 September 2019

Does the way we remember negative events affect our likelihood of experiencing depression?

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.

Accelerating next-generation protein engineering 9 August 2019

Croucher scholars involved in a breakthrough to engineer clinically useful proteins.

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.

Nerd Nite x CSA 26 July 2019

Croucher Scholars Association organised a public talk in collaboration with Nerd Nite Hong Kong on 22 Jul 2019.

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.

Discovering the difference when egg cells divide 18 July 2019

Cell biologists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, have now discovered a previously unknown structure in mammalian eggs that appears indispensable for error-free distribution of chromosomes in meiosis.

How neurons spark flexible decisions 15 July 2019

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

Hong Kong scientists shine in Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards 9 July 2019

13 research projects received the award.

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.