Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☑ URIS

Stroke is currently the number one cause of death in China and a major cause of disability. The Stroke Research and Prevention Unit, HKU (HKU Stroke) is committed to better understanding the causes of stroke, as well as deriving better treatment strategies to improve the outcome of stroke.

Research projects that HKU Stroke is currently engaged in include:
1) Epidemiology of stroke
2) Use of digital health technologies to facilitate monitoring and improving the outcome after stroke
3) Study of how lifestyle and environmental factors interact with the gut microbiota to influence vascular and brain health
4) Clinical trials to improve outcome after stroke

Dr GKK Lau, Department of Medicine

Gary Kui Kai Lau is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology and Director of the Stroke Research and Prevention Unit at HKU. He has published over 110 research articles or book chapters relating to stroke, including in reputable journals such as Lancet Neurology, Lancet Infectious Diseases, European Heart Journal, JAMA Neurology, Neurology and Stroke. He has also helped establish a number of programmes to support stroke survivors and families within Hong Kong.

HKU Scholars Hub

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.