Media Coverage: Dr Lai Kwok On's study featured at Croucher Science Week's Blog
Dec 28, 2020
A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok On (Croucher Fellowship 2003) at the University of Hong Kong 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.
Media Coverage: Dr Alan Wong at the interview in Sing Tao Daily
Dec 23, 2020
Congratulations! Mr Yeung Lo and Lin Wang have been awarded the 1st Prize and Grand Prize in 6th HKU Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Dec 12, 2020
Mr Yeung Lo and Lin Wang, our PhD candidates, have their project "Highly sensitive, adaptable synthetic antibody based biosensor for infectious diseases" awarded 1st Prize and Grand Prize in the 6th HKU Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Media Coverage: Our female embalmers at the interview in Topick
Oct 14, 2020
Our female embalmers were invited to share their thoughts on being an embalmer and the Great Body Teachers on Topick.
How connections in the brain change over time
Sep 25, 2020
A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok-On (Croucher Fellowship 2003), at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has uncovered the molecular basis of how neurons change their connections during brain development.
Media Coverage: Prof. Michael Huen at the interview in Apple Daily
Sep 21, 2020
Prof. Michael Huen was invited to share his view on genetic testing products available on the market on Apple Daily.
Press Release: HKUMed researchers discover a novel mechanism of multicellular pattern formation providing new insights into development
Sep 21, 2020
Living organisms exhibit amazing patterns or structures during development, such as stratified cell layers during early embryogenesis, animal skin patterns composed of different pigment cells, etc. Understanding how these patterns or structures are formed remains a fundamental scientific question. Researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) collaborated with researchers at Université Paris Diderot, France and the Institute of Synthetic Biology of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, to conduct a study of pattern formation in artificial multicellular systems. Combining experimental biology and theoretical physics, the study identified the reciprocal control of motility to be a general mechanism for biological pattern formation and self-organization of different cell types, providing new insights into development. The findings are now published in Nature Physics.
Newspaper Columns: 了解大體老師 感悟生死一課 (Chinese Version Only)
Sep 19, 2020
Press Release: HKUMed researchers create a screening platform to discover new combination therapies for ovarian cancer and Parkinson’s disease
Sep 16, 2020
The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with School of Life Sciences of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Macau, and the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine of Karolinska Institute (Hong Kong node), have developed a new platform to systemically study the knockout effects of all possible two-way or three-way combinations in a given set of genes, with simple steps. By applying the platform to the druggable genes, which have existing drugs to inhibit their proteins, the team has successfully identified effective double or triple regimen combinations suppressing ovarian cancer cell growth and against Parkinson’s disease toxicity. Their work is now published in Cell Reports and a patent application has been filed based on this work.
Newspaper Columns: 大體老師：推動醫學教學與科研 (Chinese Version Only)
Sep 12, 2020