Croucher Foundation News

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.

CSA: Craft Beer workshop 8 July 2018

Croucher scholars gathered on a Friday night to learn about beer brewing.

Dengue virus replication halted by regulatory protein 5 July 2018

A recent research published by Dr Sumana Sanyal (Croucher Non-Clinical Assistant Professorship 2017) of the University of Hong Kong could possibly provide new insights into the development of antivirals and vaccine against dengue.

Font engineering: from genomes to typography​ 22 June 2018

Story of Dr Hin-tak Leung who made a shift from physicist to a career in typography.

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.