Patents Granted!

Some time ago, our team developed a monoclonal antibody specific against ANXA3. We are happy to share that after years of work, we have successfully obtained two US patents for the use of this antibody for HCC detection, prognosis and therapy (US 9,487,831 granted November 2016 and US 10,000,558 granted June 2018). Congrats to the 3 inventors on the patents – Stephanie Ma, Man Tong and Xin-Yuan Guan!

What’s it like being a scientist?

Stephanie is super happy to have had the opportunity to participate in the Croucher Science Week – What’s it like Being a Scientist? School Tours this year. She, along with her partner Krates, performed at the HK Science Museum during HK SciFest 2018 and at a number of local primary schools from March to July, spreading science fun.

Details to the show:
Science is fascinating. It brings wonder and understanding to the world. But, what is it like to be a scientist? In this entertaining show, you’ll meet scientists who will re-enact one of the greatest scientific experiments of all time – Galileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment. They will let you in on what it feels like to be a scientist doing cutting-edge research in modern day Hong Kong – and will lead the entire audience in a scientific experiment that everyone can do. 

Our recent work published in Journal of Hepatology

Our work on the role of ANXA3 in sorafenib resistance is now published in the Journal of Hepatology. Congrats to Carol and the team!

Tong M, Che N, Zhou L, Luk ST, Kau PW, Chai S, Ngan ES, Lo CM, Man K, Ding J, Lee TK, Ma S. Efficacy of antibody-mediated annexin A3 blockade in sensitizing hepatocellular carcinoma to sorafenib and regorafenib treatment. J Hepatol 2018; Epub ahead of print.

https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(18)32119-6/fulltext

ISSCR 2018

Stephanie gave an invited talk at the Concurrent Session on Stem Cells & Cancer at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting, held in Melbourne, Australia from 20-23 June 2018. Thank you for the opportunity ISSCR! Our postdoctoral fellow Lei Zhou (Lena) also shared her latest research data in the form of a poster and was recognized with an ISSCR Travel Award. Congrats Lena!