Funding & Awards

FUNDING

Research work in our laboratory is generously funded by:
– HMRF 2019 (PI)
– New Beta Innovation (PI)
– RGC CRF 2018/19 (PC)
– HMRF 2017 (PI)
– RGC GRF 2017/18 (PI)
– NSFC General Program 2017 (PI)
– 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 Science Fund for Young Scholars 2014 (PI)
– Cormorant Pharmaceuticals (PI)
– RGC GRF 2013/14 (PI)
– RGC GRF 2012/13 (PI)
– RFCID/HMRF 2012 (PI)
– RGC CRF 2011/12 (Co-I)
– State Key Laboratory of Liver Research, HKU

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

AWARDS TO STAFF AND STUDENTS

Jia Jian LOH (PhD student 2019-Now)
– 2019/20 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

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 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-Now)
–  HMRF mini-grant 2016 in capacity of principal applicant
– 2018 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Travel Award (Melbourne, Australia)

Eric Tin-Lok WONG (PDF 2015-Now)
– HMRF mini-grant 2016 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 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 2017 in capacity of principal applicant
– HMRF full grant 2018 in capacity of principal applicant