Research Projects
Immunology in Paediatric Cancer, Blood, Infection, Vaccine and Immune Disorders

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

The major goal of the project is to characterize immunologically the biospecimens obtained from pediatric patients and genetically modified cells, for the understanding of basic pathobiology, identification of new therapeutic targets, generation of novel therapeutic cells, and monitoring of disease response. Laboratory approaches focus on new generation of synthetic biology and immunome analyses.

Prof WH Leung, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Professor Leung is the Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and is an expert in transplant and cell therapy for pediatric cancer, blood, infection and immune disorders. His lab focuses on the study of normal immunobiology and pathologic states, with a clinical aim of developing novel transplant and immunotherapy approaches for the treatment of childhood diseases.


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.