A research team consisting of scientists from the HKUST, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jinan University discovered a new mechanism that could delay the degeneration of injured nerves, bringing new hope to the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
aTyr Pharma, Inc., a biotherapeutics company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative medicines based on novel immunological pathways, recognized the collaboration between its Hong Kong subsidiary, Pangu BioPharma (Pangu), and HKUST for contributions leading to the discovery of ATYR1923, which is currently being evaluated in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis.
Prof. 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.
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.
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.