Research Projects
Investigating the Mechanisms of Post Operative Neuroinflammation Using Animal Models

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☑ URIS

Our group has been investigating the molecular mechanisms and cellular changes underlying post-operative neuroinflammation using different animal models.  Neuroinflammation is pivotal to a number of neurodegenerative diseases and more recently thought to contribute to the development of perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND).  Perioperative neurocognitive disorders is the umbrella term describing cognitive dysfunction and decline that develops after surgery. An understanding of the changes and mechanisms involved in the genesis of this pathophysiological development will enable development of targeted therapeutic approach towards its prevention and treatment.

Professor GTC Wong, Department of Anaesthesiology

Professor Gordon Wong is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology and is an clinician scientist with a research interest in perioperative changes to the brain and its response to different pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions. He collaborates with neuroscientists in HKU and abroad has published in international peer reviewed journals.


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.