7 April 2015

CUHK Received Eight Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards
The Highest Share among Hong Kong Institutions



The 2014 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), administered by the Ministry of Education of China (MoE) have been announced recently to recognize the outstanding research output contributed by Hong Kong scientists in the past year.  The award presentation ceremony will be held in May in Hong Kong.  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) received eight awards, including two first-class awards and five second-class awards in Natural Sciences, as well as one first-class award in Scientific and Technological Progress, again making it the institution receiving the highest number of awards in the local tertiary sector.

The winning projects led by CUHK researchers:

Awards Research projects CUHK researchers
Award in Natural Sciences (1st-class) Integrative research on molecular basis and potential diagnostic and therapeutic targets for colorectal cancer Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine; Prof. Jun Yu, Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics; Prof. Simon Siu-man Ng, Professor, Department of Surgery; Prof. Ka-kei Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; and Prof. Siew-chien Ng, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Award in Natural Sciences (2nd-class) Mechanism of TGF-beta / Smad signaling in renal fibrosis and molecular targeted therapy Prof. Hui-yao Lan, Professor and Prof. Arthur Chi-kong Chung, Research Assistant Professor, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Award in Natural Sciences (2nd-class) Studies on virtual geographic environments for geographic experiments: theory and methods Prof. Hui Lin, Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, and two research associates Dr. Min Chen and Dr. Mingyuan Hu
Award in Natural Sciences (2nd-class) Personalized medicine for lung cancer Prof. Tony Shu-kam Mok, Li Shu Fan Professor of Clinical Oncology
Award in Natural Sciences (2nd-class) Interface engineering for graphene transistors and photodetectors Prof. Jianbin Xu, Professor; Prof. Hon-ki Tsang, Chairman; Dr. Kun Chen, Dr. Zhenzhou Cheng and Dr. Xi Wan, Post-doctoral Fellows; as well as former PhD students Dr. Xiaomao Wang and Dr. Xiao-qing Tian, Department of Electronic Engineering

The winning projects with the participation of CUHK researchers:

Awards Research projects CUHK researchers 
Award in Natural Sciences (1st-class) Vascularized and innervated tissue-engineered bone: its construction and bone mechanisms Prof. Gang Li, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Award in Natural Sciences (2nd-class) Rich phenomena and interesting physics in complex systems Prof. Lei Xu, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Award in Scientific and Technological Progress (1st-class) The advanced strategy of risk assessment, prevention and therapy for ischemic cerebrovascular diseases Prof. Lawrence Ka-sing Wong, Head of Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine

About Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards

The Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) are set up by the MoE to recognize outstanding research projects at all tertiary institutions in mainland China. Since 2009, Hong Kong's tertiary institutions have been included in the scheme. The awards are presented to individuals or units who have made remarkable contributions in the areas of scientific discovery, technological innovation, science and technology advancement and implementation of patented technologies. The Natural Sciences Award honours researchers who have made discoveries in natural science and applied science, or given explanations to natural phenomena and characteristics; the Technology Advancement Award honours research achievements in applied technologies of natural science.

Prof. Hui-yao Lan, Professor (right) and Prof. Arthur Chi-kong Chung, Research Assistant Professor, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, CUHK receive a second-class award in Natural Sciences at the 2014 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).
Prof. Hui-yao Lan, Professor (right) and Prof. Arthur Chi-kong Chung, Research Assistant Professor, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, CUHK receive a second-class award in Natural Sciences at the 2014 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).

Prof. Gang Li receives a first-class award in Natural Sciences at the 2014 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).
Prof. Gang Li receives a first-class award in Natural Sciences at the 2014 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).

(From right) Prof. Gang Li, Prof. Hui-yao Lan and Prof. Arthur Chi-kong Chung.
(From right) Prof. Gang Li, Prof. Hui-yao Lan and Prof. Arthur Chi-kong Chung.