Mr. Siu Chuen Simon WONG and Ms. Sau Mui CHUE are donating HK$67K to the Division of Life Science at HKUST.
The donation will serve as an encouragement for LIFS researchers and students to continue our work in improving the well being of mankind and providing answers to health problems, especially during the current difficult times.
Congratulations to the 2019/20 recipient of the School of Science Teaching Award – Dr. Ho Yi MAK. The School Teaching Award is given to Science faculty members at all levels including teaching track faculty for their outstanding teaching contributions.
Dr. Ho Yi MAK joined LIFS at HKUST in 2013 and is now an associate professor. His research team is interested in how body fat level is...Read More
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) just announced the award list of the 2019 Excellent Young Scientists . We are delighted to share with you that our faculty Prof. Jiguang Wang (LIFS/CBE) is among the awardees. This is the first time that the Excellent Young Scientists Fund is open for applications from Hong Kong and Macao, which shows the central government’s support for...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 2018-19’: Mr. Kin Yung CHAU (HY Mak’s Lab) - LIFS 3110 Biotechnological Application of Recombinant DNA Techniques Miss Phuong Linh LE (HY Mak’s Lab) - LIFS 2280 Plant Biology Read More
LIFS is pleased to announce that the following candidates have been selected for the School of Science Postgraduate Research Excellence Award:
PhD Program / Year
Prof. Peiyuan QIAN
Prof. Jiguang WANG
Prof. Karl TSIM
Prof. Ning LI
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).