Dr. Franco Kin Chung AU, currently working in Prof. Robert Qi‘s lab at LIFS, is the awardee of the Research Grants Council (RGC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDFS) 2020/21.
Starting from 2020/21, the HKSAR Government has reserved recurrent funding for the RGC’s PDFS on a regular yearly basis to support promising young research talent in building up research and development (R&D) careers in Hong Kong. PDFS will provide support to 50 awardees for 36 months of full-time appointment as postdoctoral fellows at the Unversity Grants Committee (UGC)-funded universities. Similar to the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, PDFS covers all academic disciplines and are grouped into two streams: (i) Science, Medicine, Engineering and Technology; and (ii) Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies.
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LIFS is pleased to announce that CHEN Xudong (Zhang lab) and CHEN Yijun (Wang lab) have been selected as the recipients of the George K Lee Foundation Scholarships 2018/19.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 reconstitute the synaptic plasticity with a minimal set of purified postsynaptic density (PSD) proteins in vitro and manipulate the reconstituted PSD to understand the fundamental and molecular nature of synaptic plasticity.Read More
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 China’s top 10 research advances in life science in 2018. He has collaborated closely with physicians in mainland China, Korea and Hong Kong, translating into clinically relevant research regularly reported by high-impact journals, e.g., Cell, Nature Genetics, etc.
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.Read More