Research Projects
Microbiome in Ocular Surface Diseases

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

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

The ocular surface is a unique mucosal surface that is continuously exposed to the external environment. Studies have described the microbiota in normal ocular surfaces and that in complex diseases was not well defined. In this project, we are going to obtain conjunctival samples from moderate to severe diseases of the ocular surface with different underlying pathologies and to compare their characteristics.

About the Supervisor

Dr A Lee, Department of Ophthalmology

Dr Lee is a practicing ophthalmologist and her research focuses on diseases of the ocular surface. She has supervised many medical students in clinical research. She is currently primary supervisor of one MPhil student.


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.

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