Croucher Foundation News

CSA: BBQ boat trip in Sai Kung 5 November 2018

Croucher scholars had an enjoyable day spent in Sai Kung on 3 Nov.

Engineering solutions for pollution control and clean energy 5 November 2018

Professor Dennis Leung is using the power of the sun to fuel engineering innovations.

HKU biologist throws new light on plant growth 2 November 2018

The research sheds new light on plant growth and how this could be accelerated.

Transformative times 30 October 2018

Energy research by a University of Hong Kong academic is driving forward ways to improve battery performance.

Maternal weight gain linked to child health 25 October 2018

Weight gain during pregnancy might have an adverse impact on child health.

Professor Francis Chan receives award 18 October 2018

Professor Chan is the first Chinese scholar to be selected for the International Leadership Award.

First whole-genome sequencing analyses for rare bowel disease 10 October 2018

Fresh hope for more effective treatment strategies for Hirschsprung disease sufferers.

Croucher scholar discovers first case of rat hepatitis E in humans 3 October 2018

A study has discovered for the first time that rat hepatitis E virus can infect humans.

HKU postgraduate flies high with solar telescope balloon project 30 September 2018

HKU MSc student received a HK$ 50,000 grant to participate in a near space project.

Plant protein regulator provides insight into crop growth and protection 25 September 2018

Professor Jiang has identified a regulator related to the biogenesis of plants.

Handy sensor to enhance food safety 22 September 2018

A new food safety testing system has been developed to detect contaminants in food within several minutes.

Professor Kwai-man Luk elected as a fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering 20 September 2018

Professor Kwai-man Luk (Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2001) of the City University of Hong Kong has been named a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK in recognition of his contributions to advancing the development of antennas.Over the past three decades, Luk has made a great impact on the wideband antenna development, prompting further research around the world, and contr...

Inhibitory peptides to control autophagy 23 August 2018

The new peptides can be used to occlude autophagy in living animals.

Fuz protein and neurological disorders 18 August 2018

Recent research revealed the pathogenic mechanism for a group of rare genetic neuronal disorders known as polyQ diseases.

Reversing brain damage with two proteins 10 August 2018

Dr Kwok-Fai Lau discovered a mechanism to stimulates the growth of nerve cell.

Long and winding road: understanding quantum chromodynamics 8 August 2018

Mr Ho-Tat Lam studies theoretical high energy physics at Princeton University.

Window to the soul: ultrafast microscope to help tackle glaucoma 3 August 2018

A microscope that may help the study of glaucoma has been developed.

Uncovering the mystery of the quantum world 25 July 2018

Dr Ching-Kit Chan is a theoretical physicist at UCLA who is working on quantum physics.

Croucher scholars featured in Nature as science stars of East Asia 23 July 2018

Professor Peiris and Professor Yam are named one of the ten Science Stars of East Asia.

Flexible sensor to speed up inflammation test 15 July 2018

New sensor developed by Professor Aimin Xu makes inflammation testing 30 times faster.