Croucher Foundation News

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.

How multiple RNA elements control MicroRNA biogenesis 26 May 2020

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.

Bean experiments affirm ozone impact in Hong Kong 22 May 2020

Ozone level in Hong Kong is high enough to cause significant damage to plants.

Throwing fresh light on optical tomography imaging 20 May 2020

Renjie Zhou to understand photons, the fundamental unit of light.

Setting out to ensure computer programs work as intended 14 May 2020

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.

Exploring the connection between hypoxia and Alzheimer’s disease 11 May 2020

Joseph Wong is engineering novel pathways to understanding the role of hypoxia in the disease.

A step closer to fathoming the deep carbon cycle 8 May 2020

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.

Croucher senior research fellow receives Nick Holonyak Jr Award 3 March 2020

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.

Non-invasive prenatal testing pioneer receives Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 21 January 2020

Professor Dennis Lo (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2006) has been...