Dr KP Stephen Chang Gold Medal

Dr KP Stephen Chang Gold Medal is awarded annually to a candidate in the Faculty who has written the best PhD thesis in that academic year. The major selection criteria are originality, quality of presentation, and merit of the research work. Previous Medals recipients include:

Year Awardee
(Programme/Department)
Thesis Title
1993-94 Dr REN Feng
(Anatomy*)
Immunoneurobiological studies of retinal ganglion neuronotrophic factor and its application in experimental treatment of retinoblastoma
Dr QIU Bo Sheng
(Pharmacology)
A study on the ulcerogenic mechanisms of nicotine on stress-induced gastric glandular ulcers in rats
1994-95 Dr LEUNG Tze Ming
(Physiology*)
Immunological studies of a phosphorylcholine-specific antibody using gene transfer techniques
1995-96 Dr TAO Qian
(Pathology)
Cellular localization and gene expression of Epstein-Barr virus in non-neoplastic nasal mucosa and nasal lymphoma
1996-97 Dr SO Chi Wai
(Pathology)
Studies on the Mixed Lineage Leukemia Gene and Identification of a novel fusion partner gene, EEN, in human leukemia
1997-98 Dr CHIANG Kwok Shing
(Pathology)
Pathogenetic role of Epstein-Barr virus relation to tumour cell characteristics of nasal T/NK cells lymphomas
1998-99 Dr XIE Bin
(Anatomy*)
Sex hormone-induced mammary carcinogenesis in the Noble rat
1999-00 Dr BIAN Jinsong
(Physiology*)
The role of protein kinase C upon k-opioid receptor stimulation in the heart
Dr Edward LYNN
(Pharmacology)
The role of lipoproteins in the development of glomerulosclerosis
2000-01 Dr Nathaniel J DOMINY
(Anatomy*)
Trichromacy and the ecology of food selection in four African primates
2001-02 Dr SIU Lai Ping Lisa
(Medicine)
The molecular pathology of natural killer cell malignancies
2002-03 Dr JIANG Xiaohua
(Medicine)
Targeting cell signaling pathway in treatment of gastric cancer by chemotherapeutic agents
Dr LING Ming Tat
(Anatomy*)
The role of Id-1 in prostate development and carcinogenesis
2003-04 Dr WONG Ka Ho Danny
(Medicine)
Quantitation of hepatitis B virus covalently closed circular DNA in chronic hepatitis B patients
2004-05 Dr CHEUNG Chung Yan
(Microbiology)
Response of human primary monocyte-derived macrophages to infection with highly pathogenic human influenza A virus subtype H5N1
2005-06 Dr CHAN Yuk Yee
(Medicine)
The role of angiotensin II and angiotensin receptors in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy
2006-07 Dr LIU Baohua
(Biochemistry*)
Genomic instability and accelerated cellular senescence in laminopathy-based premature ageing
2007-08 Dr LI Sze Wing
(Pathology)
Profiling of gene expression changes in human colon crypt maturation and study of their dysregulation in tumourigenesis
2008-09 Dr WONG Chak Lui
(Pathology)
Regulations and functions of Rho-kinases in hepatocellular carcinoma
2009-10 Dr CHEN Leilei
(Clinical Oncology)
Identification and characterization of CHD1L in hepatocellular carcinoma
2010-11 Dr LIU Chenli
(Biochemistry*)
For mation of novel biological patterns by controlling cell motility
2011-12 Dr SO Hon Cheong
(Psychiatry)
Genetic Architecture and Risk Prediction of Complex Diseases
2012-13 Dr LI Yan
(Clinical Oncology)
Identification and Characterization of two oncogenes SPOCK1 and AZIN1 in hepatocellular carcinoma
2013-14 Mr Liu Ming
(Clinical Oncology)
Identification and Characterization of Novel Genetic Alterations in the Progression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
2014-15 Mr XIANG Zheng
(Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
The Roles of Vγ9Vδ2-T cells in Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced B cell Lymphoproliferative Disease