Funding & Awards

FUNDING
Research work in our laboratory is generously funded by:
– RGC Research Fellow Scheme 2021/22
– FHB HMRF 2019 (PI, Man Tong)
– RGC GRF 2021/22 (PI)
– RGC GRF 2021/22 (PI, Man Tong)
– ITF ITSP Seed Project 2020 (PI)
– RGC RIF 2020/21 (PC)
– NSFC General Program 2020 (PI)
– ITC Health@InnoHK – Laboratory for Synthetic Chemistry and Chemical Biology Limited (Co-PI)
– ITC Health@InnoHK – Centre for Translational Stem Cell Biology Limited (Co-PI)
– RGC GRF 2020/21 (PI)
– FHB HMRF 2018 (PI)
– New Epsilon Innovation (PI)
– FHB HMRF 2017 (PI, Man Tong)
– RGC CRF 2018/19 (PC)
– FHB HMRF 2016 (PI)
– FHB HMRF 2016 (PI, Man Tong)
– RGC GRF 2017/18 (PI)
– NSFC General Program 2016 (PI)
– FHB HMRF 2015 (PI, Lei Zhou)
– FHB HMRF 2015 (PI, Tin-Lok Wong)
– RGC TBRS 2016/17 (Co-PI)
– RGC TBRS 2016/17 (Co-I)
– RGC GRF 2016/17 (PI)
– RGC CRF 2014/15 (PC)
– RGC CRF 2014/15 (Co-PI)
– RGC ECS 2014/15 (PI)
– Croucher Innovation Award 2014, Croucher Foundation (PI)
– NSFC Young Scientists Fund 2013 (PI)
– Cormorant Pharmaceuticals (PI)
– RGC GRF 2013/14 (PI)
– RGC GRF 2012/13 (PI)
– FHB RFCID 2012 (PI)
– RGC CRF 2011/12 (Co-I)
– State Key Laboratory of Liver Research, HKU
– The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

PC for Project Coordinator; PI for Principal Investigator; Co-I for Co-Investigator

AWARDS TO STAFF AND STUDENTS
Huajian YU (PhD student 2020-Now)
– 2020/21 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2021 Best Oral Presentation Award, Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Jia Jian LOH (PhD student 2019-Now)

– 2019/20 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
– 2020 Best Poster Award, 25th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Matthew Tsz Lam WONG (PhD student 2018-Now)
– 2020 Best Oral Presentation Award, 25th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Jane Ho Chun LOONG (PhD student 2017-2021)
– 2019/20 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2020 Best Presentation Award, State Key Laboratory of Liver Research Internal Research Meeting
– 2020 Best Oral Presentation Award, 25th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2020/21 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU

Noélia CHE (PhD student 2016-2019)
– 2017/18 Mary Sun Medical Scholarship, HKU
– 2018 The Liver Week 2018 Travel Award (South Korea)
– 2017/18 Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2018 World Life Science Conference Travel Award (Beijing)
– 2018 2nd Runner up for the Best Oral Presentation Award, 23rd Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2018 Best Poster Presentation Award, School of Biomedical Sciences Research Postgraduate Presentation, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2018/19 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2018/19 Mary Sun Medical Scholarship, HKU
– Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, 2019 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences (Hong Kong)
– 2019 Reaching Out Award, HKSAR

Lena Lei ZHOU (PDF 2015-2021)
– HMRF mini-grant 2015 in capacity of principal applicant
– 2018 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Travel Award (Melbourne, Australia)
– NSFC Young Scientists Fund 2020 in capacity of principal applicant

Eric Tin-Lok WONG (PDF 2015-2021; RAP 2021-Now)
– HMRF mini-grant 2015 in capacity of principal applicant
– 2018 European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Meeting Bursary (Bilbao, Spain)

Steve Tin Chi LUK (PhD student 2014-2018)
– 2014/15 University Postgraduate Fellowship, HKU
– 2015 Best Presentation, Department of Anatomy Postgraduate Symposium 2015, LKS of Medicine, HKU
– 2015 Best Poster Award, 20th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2015/16 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2016 Best Poster Award, 21st Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2016/17 Mary Sun Medical Scholarship, HKU
– 2016/17 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2017/18 Mary Sun Medical Scholarship, HKU
– 2018 Tigris Educational Fund – Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, Tech Dragon Ltd.

Jack Lok Hei CHAN (PhD student 2013-2016)
– 2014 Young Investigator Award, 21st Hong Kong International Cancer Congress (Hong Kong)
– 2014 Best Poster Award, 19th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2014/15 Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2014/15 Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU

Stella CHAI (PhD student 2012-2015)
– 2012/13 University Postgraduate Fellowship, HKU
– 2013 Young Investigator Award, 20th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress (Hong Kong)
– 2013 Best Poster Award in the Theme of Cancer and Cell Biology, 18th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2013/14 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2014 Best Poster Award, 21st Hong Kong International Cancer Congress (Hong Kong)
– 2014/15 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2014/15 Hui Pun Hing Scholarship for Postgraduate Research, HKU
– 2015 Outstanding Oral Presentation, International Symposium on Transplantation & Cancer Immunology, HKU

Kent Tsun Ming FUNG (MPhil student 2012-2014)
– 2013 Tigris Educational Fund – Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, Tech Dragon Ltd.

Carol Man TONG (PhD student 2010-2014; PDF 2014-2019; RAP 2019-Now)
– 2011/12 Wong Ching Yee Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2011/12 Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2011/12 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, Hong Kong
– 2012 Young Investigator Award, 19th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress (Hong Kong)
– 2012/13 Wong Ching Yee Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2012/13 Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2013 Travel Award, 4th Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting (Busan, Korea)
– 2013 Best Presentation Award, 4th Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting (Busan, Korea)
– 2013 Best Poster Award, 20th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress (Hong Kong)
– 2013 1st Runner up for the Best Oral Presentation Award, 18th Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2013/14 Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2013/14 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU
– 2013/14 Yu To Sang and Yu Shing Keung Memorial Fund Scholarship, HKU
– 2014 Best Presentation, Department of Anatomy Postgraduate Symposium 2014, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
– 2014 9th Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award, China
A prestigious award set up in China to recognize young students, below the age of 28, who has made a significant contribution in their area of study. Awarded to only 100 recipients in the whole of China each year. Only 2 awardees in Hong Kong and Ms. Man Tong was one of the two recipients.
– 2016 Best Poster Award, 4th International Anatomical Sciences and Cell Biology Conference (Hong Kong)
– HMRF full grant 2016 in capacity of principal applicant
– HMRF full grant 2017 in capacity of principal applicant
– RGC GRF 2021/22 in capacity of principal applicant
– HMRF full grant 2019 in capacity of prinicpal applicant
– NSFC Young Scientists Fund 2021 in capacity of principal applicant