Research Projects
Translational Research in Novel Therapy for EBV-Associated Lymphoproliferative Diseases and Epithelial Cancers

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

Investigate novel therapeutic strategies for EBV-positive lymphoid and epithelial cancers: discovering action of different compounds in inducing lytic cycle of EBV in cancer cells, affecting synergistic killing and dissecting mechanistic pathways of such events.

Research Plan and Methodology:

The Chiang lab has established an extended panel of in-vitro experimental assays in testing viral lytic cycle induction and apoptosis. In-vivo testing of investigative compounds in animal tumour models is also set up.

Dr AKS Chiang, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


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.