Research Fundings

Major external fundings
  • Research Grant Council-General Research Fund (2020)

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) (2020)

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) (2019)

  • Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2018)

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) (2018 two full grants)

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) (2017 two full grants)

  • Research Grant Council-Theme-based Research Scheme  (2016, Co-I)

  • Research Grant Council-General Research Fund (2016)

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) (2016 two full grants)

  • Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2015)

  • Research Grant Council- General Research Fund (2015)

  • Research Grant Council- General Research Fund (2012)

  • Research Grant Council- General Research Fund (2011)

  • Research Grant Council- General Research Fund (2008)

Awards

Student and PDF awards

CHAN For-Fan, Daniel (PhD student 2018-now)

  • Best presentation award. Research Postgraduate Retreat 2epartment of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong, 2019

WONG Lok-Sze, Ceci (PhD student 2017-now)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 library screening identified PHGDH as a critical diver for Sorafenib resistance in HCC - Nat Commun. 2019; 10:4681" (Co-author) 

  • Outstanding poster presentation award. 23th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Dec 2018, Hong Kong

SHEN Jialing (PhD student 2016 – now)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Histone Chaperone FACT complex mediates oxidative stress response to promote liver cancer progression - Gut  2020. 69:329-342" (First author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 library screening identified PHGDH as a critical diver for Sorafenib resistance in HCC - Nat Commun. 2019; 10:4681" (Co-author) 

  • Yu To Sang and Yu Shing Keung Memorial Fund Scholarship 2019/20, May 2020

  • YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, March 2020

  • EMBO Travel grant.  EMBO Workshop 2019 - Histone chaperones: Structure, function and role in development and disease. Greece, October 2019

  • Oversea Young Investigator Travel Scholarship. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan. 2018

  • Tigris Educational Fund - Graduate Student Travel Scholarship 2018

  • Best presentation award, Research Postgraduate Students Retreat, Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong, 2018

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF). Research Grant Council. 2016

 

Dr. ​​Cheng Lai-Hung, Carol (PhD student 2017-2020, PDF 2020-now)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Histone Chaperone FACT complex mediates oxidative stress response to promote liver cancer progression - Gut  2020. 69:329-342" (First author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Aberrant Super-enhancer landscape in human hepatocellular carcinoma -  Hepatology 2019; 69:2502-2517" (Co-author) 

Dr. LAW Cheuk-Ting, Dicky (PhD Student 2014- 2019, PDF 2019-now)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Histone Chaperone FACT complex mediates oxidative stress response to promote liver cancer progression - Gut  2020. 69:329-342" (Co-author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 library screening identified PHGDH as a critical diver for Sorafenib resistance in HCC - Nat Commun. 2019; 10:4681" (Co-author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Aberrant Super-enhancer landscape in human hepatocellular carcinoma -  Hepatology 2019; 69:2502-2517" (Co-author) 

  • YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, April 2019

  • Tse Family HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Scholarship, 2017

  • Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarship, 2017.

  • Reaching Out Award 2017, HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund, 20147

  • Tigris Educational Fund - Graduate Student Travel Scholarship 2017

  • Best poster award. 4th International Anatomical Sciences and Cell Biology Conference, 2016

  • Outstanding poster presentation award. 21th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 2016

  • Best presentation award, Research Postgraduate Students Retreat, Department of pathology, The University of Hong Kong, 2016

  • Poster presentation award, 20th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 2015.

  • Blue Ocean Basic Medical Research Fund 2014

Dr. CHEN Menguno, Maggie (PhD Student 2015- 2019, PDF 2019-2020)

  • Li Ka Shing Prize 2020 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Histone Chaperone FACT complex mediates oxidative stress response to promote liver cancer progression - Gut  2020. 69:329-342"(Co-author) 

  • Chen To Haan Prize for Research Postgraduate Students in Pathology 2018-2019

  • Tigris Educational Fund - Graduate Student Travel Scholarship 2019

  • YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, April 2019

  • YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, June 2018

  • Best presentation award, Research Postgraduate Students Retreat, Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong, 2017

  • Outstanding poster presentation award. 21th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 2016

  • Blue Ocean Basic Medical Research Fund, 2016

  • Outstanding Poster presentation award. Hong Kong, Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Science. 2016

  • Blue Ocean Basic Medical Research Fund, 2015

 

Dr. WEI Lai, Larry (PhD student 2012-2015; PDF 2015-2019)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 library screening identified PHGDH as a critical diver for Sorafenib resistance in HCC - Nat Commun. 2019; 10:4681" (First-author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Histone Chaperone FACT complex mediates oxidative stress response to promote liver cancer progression - Gut  2020. 69:329-342" (Co-author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Aberrant Super-enhancer landscape in human hepatocellular carcinoma -  Hepatology 2019; 69:2502-2517" (Co-author) 

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Full grant 2019

  • LINCS CMap Workshop Travel Grant, Connectivity Map Team, Broad Institute, Dec 2018, Boston, USA

  • Best presentation award, Research Postgraduate Students Retreat, Department of pathology, The University of Hong Kong, 2015.

  • Outstanding Poster presentation award, Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium on Life Science, 2015

Dr. TSANG Ho-Ching, Felice (PhD student 2010-2013; PDF 2013-2019)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Aberrant Super-enhancer landscape in human hepatocellular carcinoma -  Hepatology 2019; 69:2502-2517" (First author) 

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Histone Chaperone FACT complex mediates oxidative stress response to promote liver cancer progression - Gut  2020. 69:329-342" (Co-author)

  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2020. "Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 library screening identified PHGDH as a critical diver for Sorafenib resistance in HCC - Nat Commun. 2019; 10:4681" (Co-author)  

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Full grant 2018

  • Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Full grant 2017

  • Travel award, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Single Topic Conference on Recent Advances in Prevention and Management of Cirrhotic Complications. 2016 

  • L’Oreal scholarship 2015, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole. 2014.

  • Best presentation award, Research Postgraduate Students Retreat, Department of pathology, The University of Hong Kong, 2013.

Dr. FAN Ngo-Yin, Dorthy (PhD student 2009-2012)

  • Best Presentation Award, 16th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 2011

Dr. AU Leung Kuen, Sandy (PhD student 2008-2011; PDF 2011- 2013)

  • Best Presentation Award, 15th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 2010

  • Young Investigator Award, 16th Hong Kong International Congress, 2009