COVID-19 special edition
10 June 2020
A special news section to keep the global and local community up to date with their many contributions.
Two significant studies have brought scientists a step closer to understanding how certain errors occur in microRNA biogenesis could affect gene expression and cellular functions.
Ozone level in Hong Kong is high enough to cause significant damage to plants.
Renjie Zhou to understand photons, the fundamental unit of light.
Carol Mak's fascination with computer science has pointed the way to her future career and research that could expand understanding of how machine learning works.
Joseph Wong is engineering novel pathways to understanding the role of hypoxia in the disease.
Earth’s carbon cycle and climate change
COVID 19 special edition
28 April 2020
In this special Croucher newsletter, we have investigated Hong Kong’s contribution, talked to some of the leading virologists, microbiologists and epidemiologists, sought expert opinion on the implications for mental health, and public health education, and compiled a round-up of COVID-19 research outputs from different universities in the city.
Shenzhen honour for Croucher Fellow
27 April 2020
Congratulations to Professor Che Chi Ming.
Unlocking the role of TBC1D24 protein in our brain
23 April 2020
A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok On has uncovered a previously uncharacterised function of the TBC1D24 gene in the maintenance of neuronal connections in the brain, a discovery that could eventually lead to new therapeutic pathways for patients suffering from epilepsy and intellectual disability.
Capturing reality through theoretical electrochemistry
21 April 2020
Dr Yan Choi Lam is building a theoretical model to explain why certain chemical reactions happen the way they do.
Tuning in to the bilingual benefits of Cantonese tones
16 April 2020
Dr William Cho is building his work in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.
Building understanding of gene activity regulation
9 March 2020
A team of scientists in the United States, led by principal investigator Dr Anthony K L Leung has revealed a process in cells that may remove tangled ribonucleic acids (RNAs), a discovery that could eventually help researchers understand how some diseases develop and progress.
Professor Kei May Lau has been named the 2020 recipient of the Optical Society’s prestigious Nick Holonyak Jr Award.
Deconstructing our natural defences
26 February 2020
Dr W K Eddie Ip is seeking to decode how human bodies defend themselves against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, a quest stretching back nearly two decades.
Medical robotics pioneer powers forward patients and physicians
19 February 2020
As an internationally recognised pioneer in robotic technology for medical and surgical applications, Dr Samuel Au Kwok Wai has had the great satisfaction of helping people who have lost a leg literally take a major step forward.
Langlands quest to turn structures into numbers
13 February 2020
Dr Kei Yuan Chan studies how to break down a model and represent it with arithmetic.
How AI is helping to predict disease-related mutations
5 February 2020
AI has started to play a vital role in uncovering secrets behind biological data.
The science of sleep
29 January 2020
Researchers are moving closer to understanding how human sleeping and waking patterns function.
Professor Dennis Lo (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2006) has been...