Dr. Shuofeng Yuan from the Department of Microbiology wins the HKU Young Innovator Award
The HKU Young Innovator Award is a university-level award established to recognise young faculty members whose innovations demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development. Dr Shuofeng Yuan of the Department of Microbiology received the HKU Young Innovator Award.
HKU Marine Scientists Unravel the Reward and Punishment System in Coral-algae Relationship
In human society, reward and punishment are introduced as an incentive to induce cooperation. However, some people still try to cheat to win. So, is there a system with clear rewards and punishments in the world of other organisms? The answer is ‘yes’.
Jockey Club “Peace and Awareness” Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative publishes guidebook to share practical experience; recruits more affiliated schools to develop a mindfulness school culture
The Jockey Club “Peace and Awareness” Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative (JC PandA), organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, has published a guidebook entitled “Mindfulness Culture in Schools” to share the practical experience and research findings gained over the project’s first three years.
Remote e-Inspection System for Cross Border MiC Logistics system
Building houses faster and safer for relieving the pressing housing shortage problem of Hong Kong
Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment - Inclusive Career Platform
In collaboration with the four key NGO partners – CareER, Heep Hong Society, SAHK and St. James’ Settlement, and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment adopts a stakeholder-based and collaborative approach to attaining inclusive employment.
Breakthrough Technology to Measure Rotational Motion of Cells
Mechanics plays a fundamental role in cell biology. Cells navigate these mechanical forces to explore their environments and sense the behaviour of surrounding living cells. The physical characteristics of a cell’s environment in turn impact cell functions. Therefore, understanding how cells interact with their environment provides crucial insights into cell biology and has wider implications in medicine, including disease diagnosis and cancer therapy. Researchers have developed numerous tools to study the interplay between cells and their 3D microenvironment.
Food for Thought
Food is more than a source of sustenance and pleasure. It is also a vehicle for thinking more deeply about the human condition and our place in the world, as explored by Dr Joe Lau in a recent knowledge exchange project.