Team lunch to celebrate Christmas and a year of hard work. Thank you all for your dedication and passion in what we do. Picture taken after lunch buffet at Cafe Too, Island Shangri-la. Merry Christmas from all of us to you!
Happy to share our new Cancer Research paper from a fruitful collaboration with Dr. Alan Wong’s team. Thank you Alan for leading this project and for involving us. Congrats to the two co-first authors Xu Feng and Carol!
December 11, 2021 – Huajian, Matthew and Yunong of the team presented at this year’s State Key Laboratory of Liver Research (SKLLR) Internal Research Meeting. Morning well spent sharing our work and also learning about other liver disease-related studies! Congratulations to Matthew on securing one of the three Best Oral Presentation Awards and Yunong on securing the Best Poster Presentation Award. Proud of you all!
A pleasure to participate and give a talk at this year’s Cold Spring Harbor Asia – Liver Development, Metabolism, Disease & Cancer held in hybrid mode from Dec 7 to 10, 2021. Stephanie shared the team’s latest research work on Prom1/CD133 tracing in HCC. Thank you and I hope to join the conference in person next year!
November 11, 2021 – Research Grants Council (RGC) held an award presentation ceremony to honor academics for their research achievements. Very honored to be one of the recipients of the Research Fellow Scheme this year. The local newspaper Sing Tao Daily also did a cover of the news interviewing some of the award recipients with the article published December 6, 2021. Read all about it here!
Stephanie’s PhD students Jia Jian and Huajian as well as Carol’s MPhil student Yunong presented at the annual HKUMed Research Postgraduate Symposium that was held Dec 1-2, 2021. Huajian and Yunong were awarded Best Poster Awards. Well done to all and keep up the good work!
Thank you for the invitation to speak at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Cancer Prevention. Good to see old friends (though virtually) and learn about new cancer studies. Hope to visit and attend the conference in person next time! Program here.
Very happy to see our work on FSTL1+ CAFs in driving HCC stemness and metastasis finally published in the most recent issue of Cancer Research. Also out is our recently published and related mini-review article on the role of CAFs in the maintenance of stemness in the tumor microenviornment. Very well done, JJ, Carol, Natalie, and the team. We also thank our collaborators for their support.