Research Projects
Genomics - Stem Cell Biology of Biliary Atresia (BA)

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:


This study aims to dissect the molecular and cellular basis of biliary atresia


To improve the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy development for BA

Research Plan and Methodology:

We will employ:-

(1) RNA-sequencing combined with liver organoid cultures to dissect the molecular and cellular basis for BA

(2) Next generation sequencing to identify genes/genetic mutations for BA.

Professor VCH Lui, Department of Surgery


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.