Dr. KP Stephen Chang Gold Medal 2019/2020
Jan 11, 2020
Congratulations to Derek for being selected as the recipient of the Dr. KP Stephen Chang Gold Medal (Best PhD Thesis Award) from the Faculty of Medicine, HKU. His thesis title is "Adaptive and Constitutive Activations of Antioxidant-producing Metabolic Pathways in Hepatocellullar Carcinoma". In the past 4 years, he has discovered the major molecular mechanisms that lead to the metabolic alterations in the folate cycle and malate metabolism, generating NADPH which stabilizes antioxidant thioredoxin to allow liver cancer cells to overcome oxidative stress challenge. His work has led to the identification of novel therapeutic strategies that might potentially impede liver cancer progression.
We are very proud of you, Derek!
Tomorrow's Scientists Exploration Camp of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum
The inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum will take place on 15-20 Nov 2021. The forum has invited Shaw Laureates and renowned scientists to share their research and their journey in scientific explorations with 200 young scientists around the globe. This is going to be an exciting program with seminars, group discussions, workshops, and poster sessions.
To kick off, Tomorrow's Scientists Exploration Camp of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum has started on 5 Jan 2021. Due to COVID-19, our program was launched online. In this program, Carmen and Sean (Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University) have shared their experience with 60 local undergraduate students who are keen to pursue science and who will be selected to join the inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum. The participants have been very active with many questions. Due to the time constraint, we were not able to answer all questions. But, don't hesitate to contact us if you have more questions or doubts about your choice and directions.
We thank the council of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum for inviting us to be part of this meaningful event. It will be an exciting program. Stay tuned.
December 22, 2020
Congratulations to Derek for getting his PhD degree and Noreen for her MPhil degree! Thank you for the hard work in the past years and for leaving us so many good memories.
Noreen has started her MBBS study at HKU and Derek has started his postdoctoral training in our lab continuing his research journey with metabolic reprogramming in liver cancer.
May the memorable graduation marks the beginning of your success in your new endeavors!
Departmental Seminar by Dr Misty Zhang
December 17, 2020
Our post-doctoral fellow Misty will share her project titled "Hypoxia-induced Macropinocytosis Represents a New Metabolic Route for Liver Cancer" in the upcoming Departmental Seminar.
Feel free to register for the seminar delivered by Zoom on 17 December 2020 (Thursday) at 13:00!
25th Research Postgraduate Symposium (RPS) -
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
December 02-03, 2020
The 25th Research Postgraduate Symposium was held on 2 and 3 December. Our students have shared their exciting works to the faculty. Our PhD student Vincent was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award! Congratulations Vincent and keep up the great work!