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 one PhD and one MPhil graduate every other year from 1995 – 2005, and annually from 2006. Previous Prizes recipients include:

Year Awardee
(Programme/Department)
Thesis Title
1995-96 Dr TAO Qian
(PhD/Pathology)
Cellular localization and gene expression of Epstein-Barr virus in non-neoplastic nasal mucosa and nasal lymphoma
1997-99 Dr CHIANG Kwok Shing
(PhD/Pathology)
Pathogenetic role of Epstein-Barr virus relation to tumour cell characteristics of nasal T/NK cells lymphomas
Miss CHAN Shuk Yee
(MPhil/Pathology)
Expression of angiogenic regulators in gliomas
1999-01 Dr Nathaniel J DOMINY
(PhD/Anatomy*)
Trichromacy and the ecology of food selection in four African primates
Mr LEE Kin Wah
(MPhil/Pathology)
Targeted gene delivery using a receptor-mediated gene transfer system and chemosensitivity in hepatocellular carcinoma
2001-03 Dr JIANG Xiaohua
(PhD/Medicine)
Targeting cell signaling pathway in treatment of gastric cancer by chemotherapeutic agents
Ms GUO Hong
(MPhil/Medicine)
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
(PhD/Microbiology)
Response of human primary monocyte-derived macrophages to infection with highly pathogenic human influenza A virus subtype H5N1
Mr HO Wing Yuen
(MPhil/Surgery)
Selective plasma filtration as a liver support system for patients with fulminant hepatic failure
2005-06 Dr PANG Wen Chi Roberta
(PhD/Medicine)
The role of Pin1 in the pathogenesis of human hepatocellular carcinoma
2006-07 Dr LIU Baohua
(PhD/Biochemistry*)
Genomic instability and accelerated senescence in laminopathy-based premature ageing
Dr MA Kwai Yee Stephanie
(PhD/Pathology)
Identification and characterization of tumorigenic liver cancer stem/progenitor cells
2008-09 Dr WONG Chak Lui
(PhD/Pathology)
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
(PhD/Biochemistry*)
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
(MPhil/Medicine)
New factors that affect adrenomedullin expression
2013-14 Dr LIANG Qingning
(PhD/Medicine)
Fibroblast growth factor 21 as a novel stress-responsive hormone during starvation and physical exercise
  Miss LO Jessica
(MPhil/Pathology)
Functional characterization and therapeutic implication of CD47 in sorafenib resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma
2014-15 Mr LAI Kit Ho
(MPhil/Pathology)
The clinical relevance and roles of NADH dehydrogenase (ubiquinone) 1 alpha subcomplex 4-like 2 in hepatocellular carcinoma progression
  Ms LEE Siu Po
(PhD/Pathology)
Identification and Characterisation of Novel Driver Genes in Human Gastric Cancers
2015-16 Miss CHENG Yik Ling Bowie
(MPhil/Pathology)
Functional characterization and therapeutic role of Interleukin-1
  Dr HE Bailiang
(PhD/Medicine)
Functional study of zebrafish Flt3 in embryonic hematopoiesis with particular reference to modeling human FLT3/ITD AML

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