Earlier in 2018, Professor Mingjie Zhang and his research team published a paper in the journal Cell, titled “Reconstituted postsynaptic density as a molecular platform for understanding synapse formation and plasticity”. This paper has recently been selected as one of the “Best Of Cell 2018” research article collections to showcase this past year’s most exciting cell biology research. (more…)Read More
HKUST has organized a large-scale alumni event, namely the Alumni Reunion Day, on November 24, 2018. With the help from the Life Science Alumni Association, LIFS has organized the “Discovering Algae under a microscope” workshop on that day for children and adults to observe special algal cells under the microscope and how these cells behave under a light source. We saw some familiar faces of our alumni and their children during the workshop.Read More
Our LIFS faculties won two of the seven awards presented by the Croucher Foundation this year. They are Dr. NGUYEN Tuan Anh, Assistant Professor of the Division of Life Science, who received the Croucher Innovation Awards 2018, and Prof. WEN Zilong, Professor of Division of Life Science, who received the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2019. The presentation ceremony was officiated by Mr. Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary of the HKSAR Government on December 7, 2018.Read More
This campus visit brought closer together The D. H. Chen Foundation and LIFS.
The event, new to LIFS’ calendar, provided an opportunity for LIFS to showcase the achievements of our students and staff as well as our research and teaching environment.Read More
The School Teaching, Research and Service Awards are given annually to Science faculty members at all levels and teaching track faculty for their outstanding teaching and service contributions. Professor Yusong GUO and Professor Robert KO from Division of Life Science were selected for this year’s School Teaching Award and School Service Award, respectively.Read More
The Division of Life Science is pleased to announce that the following Teaching Assistants have been selected as the recipients of the ‘Best Teaching Assistant Award 2017-18’:
- Mr. Ho Chun LAI (J Xia’s Lab)
- Miss Pik Ki LAU (YS Guo’s Lab)
- Mr. Cheuk Yin LAI (WK Wong’s Lab)
- Miss Kendra Eileen LIU (K Herrup’s Lab)
The captioned Award is established to show the Division’s appreciation for postgraduate teaching assistants with their outstanding teaching performance. Recipients of the Award will each receive a certificate recognizing their teaching excellence together with a cash award of HK$1,000. Presentation of Award by the Acting Division Head, Prof. Zhenguo Wu, will be held in the LIFS X’mas/Year End Party scheduled on 14 December 2018.Read More
The Wang Genomic Laboratory has uncovered the first comprehensive mutational landscape of secondary glioblastoma and identified an actionable mutation for precision cancer treatment
Dr. Menglong Zeng and Mr. Xudong Chen, a postdoctoral fellow and a Ph.D. student, from Prof. Mingjie Zhang’s lab have made a ground-breaking discovery showing phase transition-mediated formation excitatory postsynaptic density condensates revealed by biochemical reconstitution approaches. The paper was published in the Aug. 23, 2018 issue of Cell. This is a continuation of their initial discovery also appeared in Cell in 2016.
Click here to read the Full article from Cell journal.Read More
HKUST Receives HK$100 million Donation from Lo Kwee Seong Foundation to Advance Frontiers of Knowledge of Life Science
The International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference 2018 will be held on 07-08 Sept 2018 (Fri & Sat) in Grand Hall and Function Hall, 1/F, 12W, Science Park, Hong Kong. Register now and Call for abstract!