Research Projects
Antigenic evolution of respiratory viruses

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS


  1. Determining the genetic lineages of circulating respiratory viruses
  2. Assess the immune escape of circulating respiratory viruses


  1. Risk assessment of novel variants

Research Plan and Methodology:

  1. The student will be able to learn next generation sequencing and immunological assays .

Prof KKW To, Department of Microbiology

Prof. Kelvin To is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Microbiology. He has a research interest in emerging respiratory tract infections.

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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

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.