Programme(s) to which this project applies:

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

Objective and Significance:

  • To improve understanding of pathogenesis and pathophysiology of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs)
  • To improve clinical care of PID patients

Research Plan and Methodology:

Please refer to the following references:

Lee PPW, Lau YL. Improving care, education, and research: the Asian primary immunodeficiency network. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2011; 1238:33-41.

Luk ADW, Ni K, Wu Y, Lam KT, Chan KW, Lee PP, Tu W, Mao H, Lau YL. Type I and III Interferon Productions Are Impaired in X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia Patients Toward Poliovirus but Not Influenza Virus. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:1826.

Luk ADW, Lee PP, Mao H, Chan KW, Chen XY, Chen TX, He JX, Kechout N, Suri D, Tao YB, Xu YB, Jiang LP, Liew WK, Jirapongsananuruk O, Daengsuwan T, Gupta A, Singh S, Rawat A, Abdul Latiff AH, Lee ACW, Shek LP, Nguyen TVA, Chin TJ, Chien YH, Abdul Latiff Z, Huong Le TM, Quynh Le NN, Lee BW, Li Q, Raj D, Barbouche MR, Thong MK, Ang MCD, Wang XC, Xu CG, Yu HG, Yu HH, Lee TL, Yau FYS, Wong WHS, Tu W, Yang W, Chong PCY, Ho MHK, Lau YL. Family history of early infant death correlates with earlier age at diagnosis but not shorter time to diagnosis for severe combined immunodeficiency. Frontiers in Immunology 2017; 8:808.

For enquiries please liaise with Daniel Leung at dan.leung@hku.hk.

About the Supervisor

Prof YL Lau, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Biography
lauylung@hku.hk

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 rpgmed@hku.hk.

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.