Academic Awards for Research Postgraduate Students in the Medical Faculty

Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Awards

The Awards for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student are awarded to MPhil or PhD graduates/candidates who have submitted a thesis of exceptional quality and have demonstrated outstanding performance in other academic aspects. Previous Award recipients include:

Year Awardee
Thesis Title
2002-03 Dr SHEN Lijun
Immune escape mechanisms in EBV-associated nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma
Dr LEUNG Chi Kam Joseph
The pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy: the role of IgA molecule and the nature of IgA receptors
Ms GUO Hong
Effects of anti-DNA antibodies on pleural mesothelial cells: in vitro studies to explore the pathogenetic mechanism of pulmonary lupus
2003-04 Dr LING Ming Tat
The role of Id-1 in prostate development and carcinogenesis
Mr HO Wing Yuen
Selective plasma filtration as a liver support system for patients with fulminant hepatic failure
2004-05 Dr CHEUNG Chung Yan
Response of human primary monocyte-derived macrophages to infection with highly pathogenic human influenza A virus subtype H5N1
Dynamics of chromosome instability in human cells undergoing immortalization
Mr WU Ka Kei
The role of ion channels in gastric mucosal healing
Miss NG Man Wai
(MPhil/Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
Association of B Lymphocyte Stimulator (BLyS) polymorphisms with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
2005-06 Dr CHEUNG Hiu Wing
Significance of mitotic checkpoint regulatory proteins in chemosensitivity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells
Miss LAM Kai Yee
A study on the role of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on gastric mucosal damages in rats
2006-07 Mr TAM Ka Ho
Targeting mTOR as a novel therapeutic strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma
Mr WONG Chun Wai
Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from food animals and humans
2007-08 Dr CHEUNG Man Sze
Characterization of leukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia
Dr LI Sze Wing Vivian
Profiling of gene expression changes in human colon crypt maturation and study of their dysregulation in tumourigenesis
2008-09 Dr SIU Yeung Tung
Activation of TORC1 transcriptional coactivator through MEKK1-induced phosphorylation and ubiquitination
Mr OR Cho Tsun
(MPhil/Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
Isolation and identification of anti-inflammatory constituent from Ligusticum chuanxiong and its underlying mechanism
Miss WONG Hoi Man Emily
Codon usage biases of Influenza A viruses
2009-10 Dr SO Hon Cheong
Genetic architecture and risk prediction of complex diseases
Dr TANG Sze Man
Genetic dissection of Hirschsprung's disease
Miss Castilho Antonia GENEVIEVE
Identification of liver tumour-initiating cells using a chemoresistant animal model
Mr CHAN Ka Shing Kevin
Theory of mind deficits and paranoid delusions in schizophrenia: A game theoretical investigation
2010-11 Dr ZHENG Jian
(PhD/Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
Generation of human allo-antigen specific CD4+ and CD8+ regulatory T cells with CD40-activated B cells
Identification of CD47 as a novel therapeutic target for hepatocellular carcinoma
2011-12 Dr LAI Chun Cheong
STD-NMR as a novel method to study influenza virus-receptor interactions
Dr NG, Sophia
(PhD/Community Medicine)
The role of antivirals and vaccines in the control of influenza epidemics and pandemics
2012-13 Miss CHAN Jane
Molecular epidemiology of Fosfomycin-resistant Escherichia coli from humans and animals
Dr LIU Ming
(PhD/Clinical Oncology)
Identification and characterization of novel genetic alterations in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma
Dr ZHOU Jingying
Efficacy and mechanism of PD1-based DNA vaccines in enhancing HIV-1 Gag-specific immunity
2013-14 Miss LI Wing Yi Vivian
(MPhil/Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Cardiac and arterial function late after repair of aortic coarctation and interruption
Dr WANG Weixin
A fast and accurate model to detect germline SNPs and somatic SNVs with high-throughput sequencing
2014-15 Dr XIANG Zheng
(PhD/Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
The Roles of Vγ9Vδ2-T cells in Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced B cell Lymphoproliferative Disease
Dr LI Jun
(PhD/School of Biomedical Sciences)
Detection, annotation and prioritization of human regulatory variants in the genetics study
2015-16 Dr LAM Sze Yuen
In vitro drug screening identified homoharringtonine (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) as an effective adjunct for treatment of FLT3-ITD acute myeloid leukaemia
Dr LI Changxian
Mechanisms of hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury and tumor recurrence after liver transplantation
2016-17 Dr GHOSH Shrestha
(PhD/School of Biomedical Sciences)
SIRT6 activities in DNA damage repair and premature aging
Miss WONG Yun Sum
(PhD/Pharmacology & Pharmacy)
To elucidate the role of macrolides in cardiovascular events: the use of different observational study designs and methodologies
2017-18 Dr KULPER Sloan Austin
(PhD/Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
Development of anti-migration implants for fixation of osteoporotic fractures of the proximal femur and humerus
2018-19 Miss HUANG Chor Mei
(MPhil/School of Biomedical Sciences)
Investigating the contribution of EBV infection and the roles of miR-BARTs in the development of NPC using humanized mouse models

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