Research Projects
Study of a Novel Cell Entry Pathway for Enterovirus Infection

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

The project is to dissect the interaction between the surface proteins VP1, VP2 and VP3 of enterovirus with a newly identified cellular surface protein, hWARS. The findings will help increase the understanding of enterovirus pathogenesis.

Research Plan and Methodology:

Students will learn the design the protein expression system;
Different assays to investigate the protein-protein interactions both in vivo and in vitro;
How cellular surface proteins interact with viral proteins for effective cell entry.

Dr PML Yeung, Department of Microbiology


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.