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KE Newsletter Issue 15 (October 2018)

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Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

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 Arts
Dr Li CHONG, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Promoting German in Secondary Schools

Faculty of Business and Economics
Mr David Lorin BISHOPFaculty 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 DUANGTHIPFaculty 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 LUODepartment of Computer Science
Bioinformatics Algorithms and Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) Data Analysis

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Professor Richard Man Fung YUENDepartment of Medicine, and team members – Dr Kevin Sze Hang LIU, Dr Walter Wai Kay SETODr 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 LAUSchool of Public Health
A Population Based Study on the Seroprevalence of Viral Hepatitis in Hong Kong


HKU DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon Hong Kong 2018

HKU DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon Hong Kong 2018

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.


HKU Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2018

HKU Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2018

HKU Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2018
participants with mentors from the
Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI)

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:

First Placed Winner
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Too Many P-s Spoil the Protein
(Primary Supervisor: Dr Julian Alexander Tanner)

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)

Third Placed Winner
Ms Dai PU
PhD, Faculty of Education
Predicting Swallowing Disorders in Older Adults
(Primary Supervisor: Dr Karen Man Kei Chan)

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.


Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

Ms Mei Li Khong (fourth from left) with the other 9 finalists at the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition 2018 Final

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.