The First Alumni Reunion was held successfully on May 18 2019 by the Division of Life Science (https://life-sci.ust.hk) and Life Science Alumni Association, HKUST. Over 50 graduates and colleagues from the former Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biology, and the current Division of Life Science joined in this homecoming event. Alumni speakers Johnson Leung (BSc Biology; Founder,...Read More
Professor Mingjie Zhang has just won a highly competitive three-year grant from the Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) to investigate the molecular mechanism by which calcium ion determines AMPA receptor (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) trafficking and retention at the neuronal synapse. Prof. Mingjie Zhang and his colleagues from Japan and Germany will try to...Read More
Dr. Wen’s laboratory has recently identified a myeloid-like cell population in zebrafish epidermis. This newly identified myeloid-like cell population, designated as metaphocytes, are of ectodermal origin but shares high similarities with mesoderm-derived conventional macrophages in the skin.
Congratulations to Prof. Jiguang Wang on winning the “School of Engineering Young Investigator (Rising Star) Research Award 2018-2019. He received the award plaque and cash prize from the Dean of Engineering Prof Tim Cheng in the School Board meeting on 26 April, 2019.
Prof. Wang’s research has been widely recognized by the international community. His recent work has been selected as...Read More
The EpiHK 2019 Spring Symposium took place at HKUST on Febuary 20, 2019, bringing together the research community working on epigenomics for the first EpiHK research symposium. The one-day event featured a mix of talks from principal investigators and trainees from the Hong Kong Epigenomics Project, providing a wonderful outreach opportunity to researchers with related interests and those...Read More
A research team consisting of scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 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).
The scholarship is established to show the Division’s appreciation to new junior LIFS students with their excellent academic performance. Recipients of the scholarship will each receive an award of HK$10,000, tenable for two years.
Kai LIU, PhD, an associate professor of LIFS at HKUST, was appointed the Cheng Associate Professorship in Science (鄭氏理學副教授), effective January 2019. His academic work has focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of axonal regeneration failure in adult mammalian central nervous system. Professor Kai Liu received his Bachelor’s degree from Peking University, and obtained Read More
aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE), a biotherapeutics company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative medicines based on novel immunological pathways, today recognized the collaboration between its Hong Kong subsidiary, Pangu BioPharma (Pangu), and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for contributions leading to the discovery of aTyr’s lead clinical candidate, Read More
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 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 Read More