Research Projects
Respiratory Viruses in Acute Conjunctivitis

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☑ URIS

Acute conjunctivitis is a very common condition and the majority of cases are of viral origin. Viral conjunctivitis is known to be associated with respiratory tract infection and is highly contagious. However, the role of respiratory viruses in conjunctival infection, apart from adenovirus, remains largely unknown. In this project, we will examine conjunctival samples from patients with acute conjunctivitis to determine the viral aetiologies, using quantitative polymerase chain reactions (qPCR). This project combines clinical research and basic laboratory work.

Professor A Lee, Department of Ophthalmology

Professor 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.