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
(Programme/Department)
Thesis Title
2002-03 Dr SHEN Lijun
(PhD/Pathology)
Immune escape mechanisms in EBV-associated nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma
Dr LEUNG Chi Kam Joseph
(PhD/Medicine)
The pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy: the role of IgA molecule and the nature of IgA receptors
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
2003-04 Mr LING Ming Tat
(PhD/Anatomy*)
The role of Id-1 in prostate development and carcinogenesis
Mr HO Wing Yuen
(MPhil/Surgery)
Selective plasma filtration as a liver support system for patients with fulminant hepatic failure
2004-05 Dr CHEUNG Chung Yan
(PhD/Microbiology)
Response of human primary monocyte-derived macrophages to infection with highly pathogenic human influenza A virus subtype H5N1
Dr DENG Wen
(PhD/Anatomy*)
Dynamics of chromosome instability in human cells undergoing immortalization
Mr WU Ka Kei
(MPhil/Pharmacology)
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
(PhD/Anatomy*)
Significance of mitotic checkpoint regulatory proteins in chemosensitivity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells
Miss LAM Kai Yee
(MPhil/Pharmacology)
A study on the role of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on gastric mucosal damages in rats
2006-07 Mr TAM Ka Ho
(MPhil/Surgery)
Targeting mTOR as a novel therapeutic strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma
Mr WONG Chun Wai
(MPhil/Microbiology)
Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from food animals and humans
2007-08 Dr CHEUNG Man Sze
(PhD/Medicine)
Characterization of leukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia
Dr LI Sze Wing Vivian
(PhD/Pathology)
Profiling of gene expression changes in human colon crypt maturation and study of their dysregulation in tumourigenesis
2008-09 Dr SIU Yeung Tung
(PhD/Biochemistry*)
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
(MPhil/Microbiology)
Codon usage biases of Influenza A viruses
2009-10 Mr SO Hon Cheong
(PhD/Psychiatry)
Genetic architecture and risk prediction of complex diseases
Dr TANG Sze Man
(PhD/Psychiatry)
Genetic dissection of Hirschsprung's disease
Miss Castilho Antonia GENEVIEVE
(MPhil/Pathology)
Identification of liver tumour-initiating cells using a chemoresistant animal model
Mr CHAN Ka Shing Kevin
(MPhil/Psychiatry)
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
Mr CHEUNG Chi Ho
(MPhil/Pathology)
Identification of CD47 as a novel therapeutic target for hepatocellular carcinoma
2011-12 Dr LAI Chun Cheong
(PhD/Microbiology)
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
(MPhil/Microbiology)
Molecular epidemiology of Fosfomycin-resistant Escherichia coli from humans and animals
Mr LIU Ming
(PhD/Clinical Oncology)
Identification and characterization of novel genetic alterations in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma
Dr ZHOU Jingying
(PhD/Microbiology)
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
(PhD/Biochemistry*)
A fast and accurate model to detect germline SNPs and somatic SNVs with high-throughput sequencing
2014-15 Mr 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 Mr LAM Sze Yuen
(PhD/Medicine)
In vitro drug screening identified homoharringtonine (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) as an effective adjunct for treatment of FLT3-ITD acute myeloid leukaemia
  Dr LI Changxian
(PhD/Surgery)
Mechanisms of hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury and tumor recurrence after liver transplantation

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