Research Projects
Biomolecular Studies in Gynaecological Cancers

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS
About the Project

Objective and Significance:

Biomolcular studies in gynaecological cancers improve our understanding of pathogenesis of cancers, provide novel biomarkers for prediction of tumour response to treatment and prognosis. The objective of this course is to develop therapeutic targets or biomarkers to help in clinical management of gynaecological cancers.

Research Plan and Methodology:

The candidate is expected to review the literature and drawn up a detailed research proposal to his/her project under supervision during the first month.

Biomolecular techniques include quantitative RT-PCR, western blot, DNA sequencing, molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, cell transfection, RNA/DNA/protein extraction, confocal microscopy, in vitro and in vivo tumorigenic assays. Details on which technique to use are related to the requirement of the individual project.

The candidate will take part in the laboratory work under supervision for 10 months. Data analysis will be performed under supervision to answer questions formulated in the proposal prepared by the candidate in the last month.

About the Supervisor

Prof HYS Ngan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Next Step?

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.