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2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 First to identify the natural reservoir of SARS coronavirus First in the world to develop and launch a publicly accessible index (Hedley Environment Index) with hourly estimation of air pollution impact on adverse health outcomes and economic costs First remotely controlled expandable device implantation surgery to treat children with scoliosis in the world First to develop a patented prescription drug, an oral arsenic trioxide preparation for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia First combined heart and liver transplant in Hong Kong First extra-cranial intravenous-cranial vascular bypass and craniofacial resection for locally advanced recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the world First in the world to describe a model of coronavirus evolution, based on the 23 novel human and animal coronaviruses discovered over 10 years First in the world to characterise the epidemiology of H7N9 influenza First subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator in Asia First exome-chip analysis of lipid traits in Chinese First live birth by assisted reproduction with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) using next-generation sequencing for couples having chromosomal error in Hong Kong First comprehensive study of MERS coronaviruses found in Africa First invention of a universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy First magnetic sphincter augmentation for gastroesophageal reflux disease in Asia COVID-19: The Department of Microbiology and the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital provided the world’s first evidence to establish person-to-person spread in The Lancet COVID-19: HKUMed discovered a novel vaccine strategy to prevent SARS-CoV-2 nasal infection First to discover a novel immunotherapeutic target against hepatocellular carcinoma in the world First to establish the human respiratory organoid culture system and unveils a novel mechanism for the high transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant 05 LKS Faculty of Medicine