Croucher Foundation News

Motorless robots 18 June 2018

A team of mechanical engineers has developed a new class of actuating material that may help the development of motorless robots in future.

Robotic system to be used in brain surgery 15 June 2018

An engineering team led by Dr Kwok Ka-wai of the University of Hong Kong has developed a robot to improve the accuracy of brain surgery when used inside a magnetic resonance imaging scanner.

BATS Code for efficient network transmission 1 June 2018

Annoyed by the pixelated screen when streaming a live football game? BATS code might be the solution.

Max Planck Croucher Symposium 26 May 2018

On 20 May 2018, a group of 35 young scientists gathered at Ringberg Castle in Bavaria to discuss the latest advances in their respective fields of biology.

Osteoporosis drug may be cardioprotective 12 May 2018

Alendronate might reduced risk of cardiovascular events in hip fracture patients.

A new use for anti-fungal medicines 10 May 2018

Professor Yu's new research suggested that a common fungicidal drug, terbinafine, can be used to prevent and treat liver disease.

Professor Anthony Yeh: untangling multilevel road networks 5 May 2018

New system developed to determine which road level they have just entered.

Clement Tsui: searching for new approaches to treat tuberculosis 4 May 2018

Clement Tsui studied on the use of novel drug candidates to tackle tuberculosis.

Long read: Plankton in Peril! 3 May 2018

In the Chan Lab at the HKUST, Karen Chan is working all-out to understand the secrets of keystone marine organisms.

Dr Man-yan Wong: molecular pharmacologist and neuroscientist 28 April 2018

Wong is an investigator at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research..

Novel method to derive water quality criteria of metals 24 April 2018

Site-specific criteria in assessing water quality have been developed by Professor Leung.

Professor David Siu: precision medicine for hereditary diseases 18 April 2018

Professor Siu uses human induced pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic drug testing.

Professor Xuechen Li: leading the way in the fight against superbugs 13 April 2018

One threat to human health in modern times is the rise of antibiotic resistant microbes.

Split pair: chromosomal segregation 12 April 2018

Nick So is part of a research team studying meiosis in mammalian oocytes, the progenitor cells of eggs.

Alzheimer’s: genetic factors in Chinese population revealed 8 April 2018

Research team led by Professor Nancy Ip has identified Alzheimer’s disease genetic factors.

Croucher Science Week 22 March 2018

Organisers and performers gathered on on 16 March evening to kick off Croucher Science Week 2018.

Prof Guanhua Chen: fostering technology startups 20 March 2018

Professor Guanhua Chen is a pioneer of technological entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.

Prof Giulio Chiribella: exploring the fundamentals of quantum mechanics 15 March 2018

Prof Chiribella is a leading figure in quantum information science and mechanics.

How to start a company 10 March 2018

Croucher Startup 2.0 selection panel and Prof Dennis Lo spoke at an event organised by the CSA on startup environment in Hong Kong.

MERS crisis: first comprehensive study in Africa 7 March 2018

An international research team conducted the first study of MERS in Africa.