KE Newsletter Issue 15 (October 2018)
News in Brief
Warm congratulations are also extended to the following colleagues who have won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE)Awards 2018 of their respective Faculties:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Mr David Lorin BISHOP, Faculty of Business and Economics
‘Enhanced Employment Agency Enforcement: A Step Towards Eliminating One of Hong Kong’s Largest Black-market Industries’
Faculty of Dentistry
Professor Edward Chin Man LO and team members – Professor Chun Hung CHU and Dr Duangporn DUANGTHIP, Faculty of Dentistry
‘Managing Tooth Decay in Preschool Children through Community Engagement, Prevention and Caries Arrest Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride’
Faculty of Engineering
Professor Tak Wah LAM and team members – Professor David Wai Lok CHEUNG and Dr Ruibang LUO, Department of Computer Science
‘Bioinformatics Algorithms and Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) Data Analysis’
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Professor Richard Man Fung YUEN, Department of Medicine, and team members – Dr Kevin Sze Hang LIU, Dr Walter Wai Kay SETO, Dr Danny Ka Ho WONG, Dr Siu Yin WONG, Dr Michael Ka Shing CHEUNG, Mr John YUEN, Mr Chi Hang WU and Mr Charles Tze Kin CHENG, Department of Medicine; Professor Joseph Tsz Kei WU and Dr Eric Ho Yin LAU, School of Public Health
‘A Population Based Study on the Seroprevalence of Viral Hepatitis in Hong Kong’
DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon Hong Kong 2018, co-organised by HKU DreamCatchers and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation(HKSTP), was successfully held between June 24 and 30, 2018.
55 participants, including students from Stanford University, Hong Kong universities and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and young professionals from HKSTP, joined this week-long hackathon to experience Stanford Biodesign methodologies, design thinking, business model canvas, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to come up with prototypes of sustainable healthcare solutions.
This year’s theme was ‘Automating Medical Care’ and the champion went to Team Echo Eco, comprising students from HKU, Stanford University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, who came up with a software to increase the efficiency of taking and reading echocardiograms for patients with cardiac concerns in Hong Kong in order to improve their ability to receive proper treatment.
See the full list of winners here.
Visualise Your Thesis is a new initiative introduced by The University of Melbourne that challenges research postgraduate students to present their research in a 60 second, eye-catching digital display.
The HKU Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2018 was jointly organised by the Graduate School and Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO) on a pilot basis. The judging panel included Professor John Bacon-Shone, Associate Director of KEO, Professor Ricky Kwok, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), and Professor Ben Young, Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Competition submissions were judged on their visual impact, and how well the content presents the research to a non-specialist audience. The Competition was successfully held in July – August 2018 and the winners are:
Second Placed Winner
Ms Jasmeen Kaur SETHI
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
‘Pursuit for Alternative Druggable Targets in Ovarian Cancer’
(Primary Supervisor: Professor Annie Nga Yin Cheung)
Visit the KE website here for the 2018 gallery. The first placed winner’s ePoster will also represent HKU in the online showcase hosted by The University of Melbourne in September – October 2018.
Warm congratulations to our HKU representative, Ms Mei Li Khong, for entering the Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2018 Final!
Ms Khong, PhD candidate in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the HKU 3MT 2018 champion and winner of the People’s Choice Award, represented HKU in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition 2018 at The University of Queensland, Brisbane on September 27, 2018. The Asia-Pacific 3MT this year had 58 doctoral student representatives from universities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Ms Khong was one of the 10 finalists who got into the Final. Video on their presentations can be viewed here.