Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☑ URIS

The ocular surface is a unique mucosal surface that is continuously exposed to the external environment. Studies have described the microbiota in normal ocular surfaces and that in complex diseases was not well defined. In this project, we are going to obtain conjunctival samples from moderate to severe diseases of the ocular surface with different underlying pathologies and to compare their characteristics.

Dr A Lee, Department of Ophthalmology

Dr Lee is an ophthalmologist with an academic interest in severe ocular surface diseases. She has supervised medical students of different years, and currently mentoring one MPhil student.

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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.