Research Projects
Towards Defining DNA Damage Detection and Repair Control

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

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

DNA repair is fundamental to life. Failing to launch DNA repair in the right place at the right time leads to a wide range of devastating human diseases, including cancers and developmental disorders. Research in DNA repair mechanisms thus advances our understanding of the genetic bases of genome instability-associated human syndromes. As such, not only does DNA repair research aid in disease risk assessment, it also provides invaluable insight in rational drug design and discovery. Insight in the regulation of DNA repair also contributes to the operational framework of emerging methodologies in gene-editing and gene replacement therapies.

About the Supervisor

Professor MSY Huen, School of Biomedical Sciences

My research team at The University of Hong Kong is dedicated to understanding the molecular bases of DNA damage detection and repair processes. We work collaboratively using multi-disciplinary approaches to identify key players and events that drive genome integrity protection. 

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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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