Dr. Stephanie Ma
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, HKUMed, Hong Kong
Dr. Ma obtained her B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Genetics) and M.Sc. (Experimental Medicine) degrees from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She then graduated with a Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with an outstanding ranking and was awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize for the Best PhD Thesis of that year.... READ MORE Since then, she has been working at The University of Hong Kong where she is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director (Knowledge Exchange and Global) in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed). Dr. Ma also currently serves as the Academic Lead of the Imaging and Flow Cytometry Core / Bioreagent Core / Bioresearch Support Core of the Centre for PanorOmic Sciences at HKUMed, and is also a Principal Investigator at the State Key Laboratory of Liver Research at HKU. Dr. Ma’s research interest is on exploiting stemness as a cancer cell vulnerability. According to the ISI Essential Science Indicator, Dr. Ma has been listed, from 2010 to 2018, as the top 1% of most-cited scholars under the category of ‘clinical medicine’ and ‘all fields’. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences from the Hong Kong Institution of Science, the 2012-13 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from HKU, the 2014 Croucher Innovation Award, the 2014 Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Awards (Second-class Award in Science and Technology Section) from the Higher Education Institution of China, the 2017 University of British Columbia Alumni Builder Award (Canada), the 2018 Ton Duc Thang University Scientific Prize – Rising Star Award (Vietnam) as well as the 2021 Research Grants Council (RGC) Research Fellow Scheme. Dr. Ma is a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences in which she currently serves as Vice-President and Co-Chair of their Outreach Committee. She is also a member of the Future Forum Young Scientist Innovation Alliance in China. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, as well as the International Society of Differentiation. She is an Associate Editor of Experimental Cell Research and an Editorial Board Member of Hepatology, Carcinogenesis and Differentiation.
Professor Anderson Shum
Associate Vice-President (Research and Innovation), HKU, Hong Kong
Prof. Anderson Ho Cheung Shum received his B.S.E. degree, summa cum laude, in Chemical engineering from Princeton University, S.M. and Ph.D. in applied Physics from Harvard University. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong. ... READ MORE
His research interests include emulsions, microfluidics, emulsion-templated materials and soft matter. He is an editor-in-chief of an open-access journal “SOFT” and on the editorial board of several journals; he is also a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals including Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Early Career Award from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in 2012, the Graduate Student Silver Award from the Materials Research Society in Spring 2010, Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2006-2007, as well as Notable mention in Art of Competition, Award for Overall Excellence in Chemical Engineering, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Award for Outstanding Design Project, and Ticona Award for Outstanding Student Thesis from Princeton University in 2005.