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Congratulations to the following undergraduate students:

Date Name Position Awards
13 March 2016 Mr. Ka Ki TAM BBMS Year 1 student Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship for Disabled Students
12 March 2016 Ms. Chloe Choi Yi FUNG BBMS Year 3 student FameLab HK 2016 Grand Final Winner (Topic: The Science of Sleeping)

 

Congratulations to the following postgraduate students:

Date Name Position Awards Events
8 June 2019 Miss Chui Kuen CHAN PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. CW LEE)

Received the "Oral Presentation Award" at the 2019 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Podosome-directed MT1-MMP trafficking and surface insertion regulate AChR clustering and remodeling at developing NMJs

22-25 May 2019

Mr. Quanwei LYU MPhil student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the "BioLegend Best Presentation Award" at the 2019 Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting

Title: A knock-in strategy to study protein localization in human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cortical neuron through genome editing

25 April 2019 Mr. Xintao YANG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Martin CH CHEUNG) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2018/19)
25 April 2019 Mr. Chi Chin SHIU PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2018/19)
25 April 2019 Miss Xinran LI PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Lydia WT CHEUNG) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2018/19)
25 April 2019 Mr. Chao DONG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Michael SY HUEN)

YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2018/19)

25 April 2019 Miss Noelia CHE PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2018/19)
25 April 2019 Miss Smaranda-ruxandra BADEA PhD student (Supervisor: Professor Jiandong HUANG) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2018/19)
25 April 2019 Miss Xinran LI PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Lydia WT CHEUNG) Yu To Sang and Yu Shing Keung Memorial Fund Scholarship (2018/19)
23 April 2019 Miss Xinran LI PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Lydia WT CHEUNG)

Received the "Winner of the best oral presentation award" at the 2019 Research Seminar Final Symposium, New College, HKU

Title: Functional characterizing PIK3R1 genomic aberrations elucidate novel therapeutic opportunities

16-17 March 2019 Miss Yun ZHU PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Annie LM CHEUNG)

Received the “Young Investigator Award (Poster Category)” at 14th International Symposium on Healthy Aging

Title: Role of Serglycin in Promoting Esophageal Cancer Invasion and Metastasis

13 March 2019 Miss Smaranda-ruxandra BADEA PhD student (Supervisor: Professor Jiandong HUANG)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at Research Postgraduates Poster Presentation Session, School of Biomedical Sciences

Title: Overcoming CSPG-mediated inhibition by targeting PTPσ in experimental models of multiple sclerosis

13 March 2019 Miss Noelia CHE PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at Research Postgraduates Poster Presentation Session, School of Biomedical Sciences

Title: Protein arginine methylation by PRMT6 regulates autophagy in hostile microenvironment of hepatocellular carcinoma tumours

13 March 2019 Miss Hoi Ying Louisa LO PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at Research Postgraduates Poster Presentation Session, School of Biomedical Sciences

Title: The protein arginine methyltransferase PRMT8 regulates dendritic spine maturation and localization of excitatory synapses

14 December 2018 Mr. Shuang GUO PhD student (Supervisor: Professor Kathryn CHEAH)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at SBMS Research Day

Title: Single cell analyses of human intervertebral discs implicate HOPX as a regulator of homeostasis

14 December 2018 Mr. Quanwei LYU MPhil student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at SBMS Research Day

Title: A knock-in strategy to study protein localization in human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cortical neuron through genome editing

14 December 2018 Mr. Wei YANG

PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Bo GAO)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at SBMS Research Day

Title: Wnt-induced Vangl2 phosphorylation is dose-dependently required for planar cell polarity in mammalian development

5-6 December 2018 Miss Noelia CHE PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA)

Received the “Oral Presentation Prize - 2nd runner-up” at the 23rd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Functional and mechanistic characterization of PRMT6-regulated autophagy in hepatocellular carcinoma

5-6 December 2018 Miss Smaranda-ruxandra BADEA PhD student (Supervisor: Professor Jiandong HUANG)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at the 23rd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Overcoming CSPG-mediated inhibition by targeting PTPσ in experimental models of multiple sclerosis

5-6 December 2018 Mr. Zheng Kai Shawn TAN PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. LW LIM)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at the 23rd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Deep brain stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex disrupts consolidation of fear memories

4 November 2018 Mr. Chao DONG

PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Michael SY HUEN)

Received a poster award at the 9th International Symposium on DNA Damage Response & Human Disease (isDDRHD-2018)

Title: Fine-tuning of Transcriptional Activities at DNA Double-Strand Breaks by the DYRK1 Kinases

30 August 2018 Ms. Mei Li KHONG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER) "First Placed Winner" in HKU Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2018

Title: Too Many P-s Spoil the Protein
29 June 2018 Miss Noelia CHE PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA) Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarship (2017/18)
29 June 2018 Mr. Zheng Kai Shawn TAN PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. LW LIM) Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarship (2017/18)
29 June 2018 Mr. Liwei AN PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. MSY HUEN) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2017/18)
29 June 2018 Mr. Chi Chin SHIU PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2017/18)
29 June 2018 Mr. Jun ZHANG PhD student (Supervisor: Professor George SW TSAO) YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship (2017/18)
23 June 2018 Miss Hoi Ying Louisa LO PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the "Best Poster Award" at the 2018 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Protein arginine methyltransferase 8 (PRMT8) is a novel regulatory protein in synapse development of neuron

23 June 2018 Mr. Lianfeng LIN PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the "Best Poster Award" at the 2018 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: The epilepsy gene tbc1d24 encodes a novel synaptic protein that is required for the maintenance of excitatory synapses in hippocampal neuron

23 June 2018 Miss Xianwen YANG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Ray K NG)

Received the "Best Poster Award" at the 2018 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Altered enhancer activity represses CEBPE expression in MLL-rearranged leukemia

1 June 2018 Miss Noelia CHE PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA)

Received a travel award from the organizers for participation at The Liver Week 2018 in Incheon, South Korea

Title: Functional and Mechanistic Characterization of PRMT6-Regulated Autophagy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

21 May 2018 Mr. Liwei AN PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Michael SY HUEN) Yu To Sang and Yu Shing Keung Memorial Fund Scholarship (2017/18)
1 April 2018 Mr. Steve Tin Chi LUK PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA)

Tigris Educational Fund - Graduate Student Travel Scholarship (2018)

7 March 2018 Ms. Mei Li KHONG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER)

Received the “Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner" at the HKU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2018

Title: Too Many P-s Spoil The Protein

1 March 2018 Miss Noelia CHE PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA) Mary Sun Medical Scholarship (2017/18)
1 March 2018 Mr. Steve Tin Chi LUK PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA)

Mary Sun Medical Scholarship (2017/18)

6-7 December 2017 Mr. Lewis Anthony FRASER PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER)

Received the “Oral Presentation Prize - 1st runner-up” at the 22nd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Development of an instrument-free microfluidic biosensor for malaria diagnosis

6-7 December 2017 Ms. Mei Li KHONG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER)

Received the “Oral Presentation Prize - 2nd runner-up” at the 22nd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Polyphosphate mediates protein folding in human osteoblasts

6-7 December 2017 Mr. Wing Chung TANG PhD student (Supervisor: Professor George SW TSAO)

Received the “People’s Choice Award” at the 22nd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: M2-polarized macrophages induced invadopodia formation in EBV-associated nasopharyngeal carcinoma through TNFα signalling and LMP1 induction

6-7 December 2017 Ms. Yanxia RAO PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Martin CH CHEUNG)

Received the “Poster Presentation Prize” at the 22nd Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Distinct modes of DLC1 function regulate avian cranial neural crest cell fate commitment and delamination

16 June 2017 Mr. Hei Lok CHAN MPhil student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" at the 2017 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title:  To elucidate the role of kinesin motor protein KIF5B in mRNA transport and dendritic spine morphogenesis

16 June 2017 Ms. Mei Li KHONG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER)

Received the "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" at the 2017 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Inorganic Polyphosphate Influences Cyclophilin B-Mediated Protein Folding In Osteoblasts

16 June 2017 Ms. Ran YOU PhD student
(Supervisor: Dr. Raymond CC CHANG)

Received the "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" at the 2017 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Evaluating the implication of silica nanoparticles in neurodegeneration

16 June 2017 Mr. Zhe YU PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. You-qiang SONG)

Received the "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" at the 2017 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Hnrnpa1 Mutations Cause Congenital Heart Defects

16 June 2017 Mr. Nan ZHOU PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. ML FUNG)

Received the "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" at the 2017 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Title: Synthetic Multicellular Systems for Spontaneous Pattern Formation

1-2 December 2016 Ms. Mei Li KHONG PhD student (Supervisor: Dr. Julian TANNER)

Received the “Best Oral Presentation Prize - 2nd Runner Up” at the 21st Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU    

Title: Translating Polyphosphate-Cyclophilin B Interaction to an Understanding of Polyphosphate’s Role in Protein Folding

18 May 2016 Miss Hoi Ying Louisa LO MPhil student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the “Poster Presentation Award” at the Neuroscience Symposium 2016 "Nature and Nurture in Brain Functions" 

Title: A potential role of NMDA receptor-dependent expression of Striatin-4 in dendritic spine maturation

12-13 March 2016 Ms. Qiufen JIANG PhD student
(Supervisor: Professor YS CHAN)
Received the “Sun Chieh Yeh Young Investigator Award” for Oral Presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Healthy Aging Science and Aging: An Era of Discovery

Title: Antidepressant Re-opens the Plasticity of Vestibular-mediated Navigation in the Adult
12-13 March 2016 Ms. Pui-Yi KWAN PhD student
(Supervisor: Professor Daisy KY SHUM)
Received “Young Investigator Award” for Poster Presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Healthy Aging Science and Aging: An Era of Discovery

Title: Roles of Perineuronal Chondroitin Sulfates and Semaphorin 3A in the Maturation of the Vestibular Circuitry
12-13 March 2016 Ms. Anuri SHAH PhD student
(Supervisor: Dr. Raymond CC CHANG)
Received “Young Investigator Award” for Poster Presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Healthy Aging Science and Aging: An Era of Discovery

Title: The Role of Oxyresveratrol in Mitigating Cellular Toxicity in Parkinson’s Disease
2-3 December 2015 Mr. Lianfeng LIN MPhil student (Supervisor: Dr. Kwok-On LAI)

Received the “Outstanding Poster Presentation” at the 20th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU    

Title: The epilepsy-related gene tbc1d24 encodes a novel synaptic protein that regulates dendritic spine morphogenesis in neuron

2-3 December 2015 Mr. Steve Tin Chi LUK PhD student
(Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie KY MA)
Received the “Best Poster Award” at the 20th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Identification of REX1 as a Regulator of Cancer Stemness in CD133+Liver Cancer Stem Cells by Genome-wide DNA Methylation Analysis
2-3 December 2015 Ms. Siyu ZHU PhD student
(Supervisor: Dr. JH CHEN)
Received the Outstanding Poster Presentation at the 20th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Title: Roles of Bicarbonate Ion in Ion Transport And Bacterial Killing of Cultured Pig Tracheal Epithelia
25 August 2015 Ms. Dandan ZHU PhD student
(Supervisor: Professor George SW TSAO)
Received the 2nd prize for Oral Presentation in 1st Exchange Camp for Biomedical Research Students, Sun Yat-Sen University

Title: Significance of NF-kB activation in immortalization of nasopharyngeal epithelial cells

 

Congratulations to the following staff members:

Date Name Position Awards
29 November 2018 Dr. Julian TANNER Associate Professor Teaching Excellence Awards 2018 (Team award)
12 December 2017 Dr. Wenwen XU Honorary Assistant Professor The Hong Kong Institute of Science HKIS-Towngas 2017 Young Scientist Award in Life Science (2017)
2 December 2017 Dr. Lydia WT CHEUNG Assistant Professor The US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) and the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) Scholar Award (2017)
7 September 2017 Professor Danny CHAN Professor Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award (2017)
20 July 2017 Dr. LK CHAN Associate Professor Publishing Award (Life and Science) in the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards (2017)
9 May 2016 Professor JD HUANG Professor Outstanding Researcher Award (2014-2015)
9 May 2016 Dr. Michael SY HUEN Associate Professor Outstanding Young Researcher (2014-2015)
9 May 2016 Dr. Julian TANNER Associate Professor Outstanding Teaching Award (2014-2015)
15 April 2016 Professor Danny CHAN Professor SY and HY Cheng Professorship in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
15 April 2016 Professor DY JIN Professor Clara and Lawrence Fok Professorship in Precision Medicine