Academic Awards for Research Postgraduate Students in the Medical Faculty

Li Ka Shing Prizes

The Li Ka Shing Prizes are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to rpg students. Previous Prizes recipients include:

Year Awardee
Thesis Title
1995-96 Dr TAO Qian
Cellular localization and gene expression of Epstein-Barr virus in non-neoplastic nasal mucosa and nasal lymphoma
1997-99 Dr CHIANG Kwok Shing
Pathogenetic role of Epstein-Barr virus relation to tumour cell characteristics of nasal T/NK cells lymphomas
Miss CHAN Shuk Yee
Expression of angiogenic regulators in gliomas
1999-01 Dr Nathaniel J DOMINY
Trichromacy and the ecology of food selection in four African primates
Mr LEE Kin Wah
Targeted gene delivery using a receptor-mediated gene transfer system and chemosensitivity in hepatocellular carcinoma
2001-03 Dr JIANG Xiaohua
Targeting cell signaling pathway in treatment of gastric cancer by chemotherapeutic agents
Ms GUO Hong
Effects of anti-DNA antibodies on pleural mesothelial cells: in vitro studies to explore the pathogenetic mechanism of pulmonary lupus
2003-05 Dr CHEUNG Chung Yan
Response of human primary monocyte-derived macrophages to infection with highly pathogenic human influenza A virus subtype H5N1
Mr HO Wing Yuen
Selective plasma filtration as a liver support system for patients with fulminant hepatic failure
2005-06 Dr PANG Wen Chi Roberta
The role of Pin1 in the pathogenesis of human hepatocellular carcinoma
2006-07 Dr LIU Baohua
Genomic instability and accelerated senescence in laminopathy-based premature ageing
Dr MA Kwai Yee Stephanie
Identification and characterization of tumorigenic liver cancer stem/progenitor cells
2008-09 Dr WONG Chak Lui
Regulations and functions of Rho-kinases in hepatocellular carcinoma
2009-10 Dr CHEN Leilei
(PhD/Clinical Oncology)
Identification and characterization of CHD1L in hepatocellular carcinoma
2010-11 Dr LIU Chenli
Formation of novel biological patterns by controlling cell motility
2011-12 Dr LI Yan
(PhD/Clinical Oncology)
Identification and characterization of two oncogenes SPOCK1 and AZIN1 in hepatocellular carcinoma
2012-13 Mr WONG Hoi Kin
New factors that affect adrenomedullin expression
2013-14 Dr LIANG Qingning
Fibroblast growth factor 21 as a novel stress-responsive hormone during starvation and physical exercise
Miss LO Jessica
Functional characterization and therapeutic implication of CD47 in sorafenib resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma
2014-15 Mr LAI Kit Ho
The clinical relevance and roles of NADH dehydrogenase (ubiquinone) 1 alpha subcomplex 4-like 2 in hepatocellular carcinoma progression
Dr LEE Siu Po
Identification and characterisation of novel driver genes in human gastric cancers
2015-16 Miss CHENG Yik Ling Bowie
Functional characterization and therapeutic role of Interleukin-1
Dr HE Bailiang
Functional study of zebrafish Flt3 in embryonic hematopoiesis with particular reference to modeling human FLT3/ITD AML
2016-17 Mr CHONG Chun Kong
Role of hepatitis B core and X proteins in HBV transcription and recruitment of histone modifying enzymes to HBV covalently closed circular DNA
Dr CHIU Kung Chun
The Role of hypoxia on myeloid-derived suppressor cell accumulation in hepatocellular carcinoma
2017-18 Dr AN Liwei
(PhD/School of Biomedical Sciences)
Role of ring finger protein 169 in DNA double strand break signaling and repair
Miss KO Wai Tung
Semantic networks and their disruptions in psychotic disorders
2018-19 Miss YIU Pei Tung
(MPhil/Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Cellular mechanism of reactivation of lytic cycle of Epstein-barr Virus (EBV) by a novel compound, C7, in EBV-associated epithelial malignancies
Dr CHEN Mengnuo
Dysregulations and functions of RNA modifying enzymes METTL3 and TRMT6 in hepatocellular carcinoma

* Subsumed under the School of Biomedical Sciences since July 1, 2015