It’s finally out! Check out our review in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology detailing the most updated knowledge of liver cancer stem cell biology. Thanks to the authors involved. Truly a pleasure to be able to work with NatRevGastroHep. Read here.
Happy to share our lab’s latest work published in the Aug 24 2021 issue of Cell Reports. Loss of tyrosine catabolic enzyme HPD promotes glutamine anaplerosis through mTOR signaling in liver cancer. Great work by Carol with collaborations from Zongwei Cai’s group of Baptist University in Hong Kong. Open access here.
August 2021 – A very warm welcome to all the new members of the team. This includes our not so new postdocs Ianto, Sara and Gao (sorry for the late update), PhD students Sheree, Huanwen and Venus as well as our MRes(Med) student Justin! And congratulations to Eric on his recent promotion to RAP!
Happy to have the opportunity to participate in the 10th International Workshop on Cancer Systems Biology (ICSB2021) hosted by Jilin University from July 31 to August 1, 2021. The workshop gathered 20 chinese academics working in different parts of the world. I was told the presentations attracted over 10,000 audience on various social platforms. The power of virtual conferences!
Stephanie shared the team’s latest work on liver cancer stem cell niche at the FASEB The Liver Biology Conference: Fundamental Mechanisms and Translational Applications held virtually on June 16-17, 2021. Huge thanks to organizers Stacey Huppert, Gen-Sheng Feng, Lijian Hui and Lars Zender for putting a great program together and also for the invitation to speak. The abstract submitted by Carol, RAP in the lab, was also selected for a flash talk at 5AM in the morning 🙂 It was great seeing old friends again at the meeting.
Conference agenda can be found here.
PhD student Huajian gave an oral presentation on her research work at the HK Inter-U Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemcial Sciences held virtually on June 12, 2021 and secured one of the three Best Oral Presentation Awards!
PhD students JJ, Matthew and Jane also presented their work in the form of posters.
Day well spent learning about research postgraduate projects going on at HKU, CUHK and HKUST.
Well done everyone!
Thrilled to announce our new paper published in the June 1 2021 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read about our findings on how FUT1 mediates fucoyslation of membrane-bound proteins, including CD147, EGFR, ICAM-1 and EPHA2, to drive cancer stemness in a glucose-deprived HCC microenvironment. Congrats to Jane and the team! Link to full article here.
Ecstatic to have the opportunity to participate at the Keystone eSymposia on Cancer Stem Cells: Advances in Biology and Clinical Translation held May 19-21, 2021. Shared my group’s recent research progress on how the non-cellular components of the tumor microenvironment shapes cancer stemness in the liver; and learnt about the exciting new projects from others! Postdoc Lena and PhD student Huajian in the lab also shared their recent research findings in a short talk and poster abstract. Link to full program can be found here.