RGC GRF 2011-12 obtained by School members

In the Research Grant Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2011-2012 exercise, a total of 10 research projects totaling HK$9.58 million were successfully funded. These funded projects will commence in the last quarter of 2011 and the corresponding investigators are:

- Prof. CHEN Yangchao: "Functional characterization of EZH2/miR-218 interaction in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma"

- Prof. Christopher H.K. CHENG: "An investigation into the functional role of insulin-like growth factor-3 in mediating the action of LH on oocyte maturation in zebrafish"

- Prof. FENG Bo: "Systematic screening for new factors that can promote rapid generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)"

- Prof. HUANG Yu: "Endoplasmic reticulum stress mediates endothelial dysfunction in diabetes and obesity"

- Prof. JIANG Xiaohua: "CFTR as a tumor suppressor in breast cancer progression/metastasis"

- Prof. KO Wing Hungt: "Functional role of the novel G protein-coupled receptor 30 in modulating nucleotide-evoked Ca2+ signaling and ion transport in human airway epithelia: implications for airway inflammation"

- Prof. LEE Tin Lap: "Identification and functional characterization of novel long non-coding RNA candidates in male germ cell development"

- Prof. WAN Chao: "Insulin/insulin receptor signaling in chondrogenesis during skeletal growth and regeneration"

- Prof. XIA Yin: "Regulation of BMP signaling in oocytes"

- Prof. YAO Xiaoqiang: "TRPV4-C1-P2 complex: assembly and function"

We would like to extend again our heartiest congratulations to these awardees!

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School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2011
Symposium organized by the Stem Cell and Regeneration Center
Inauguration Ceremony of "The CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics"
Inauguration Ceremony of the Executive Committee of Postgraduate Student Association of the School of Biomedical Sciences
Orientation Ceremony for the freshmen of the Division of Biomedical Sciences, SBS
New SBS Flyer

Appointments of Prof. Wai-Yee Chan as Founding Director and Prof. Stephen K.W. Tsui as Associate Director (Education) of "The CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics"
Appointment of Prof. David Yew as Core Member of the Research Advisory Group (RAG) of the Narcotics Division, the Security Bureau, HKSAR
The NSFC Grants 2011 obtained by School members
RGC GRF 2011-12 obtained by School members
Prof. Hsiao-Chang Chan being awarded the National Major Basic Research Program (973 funding program)

The 13th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America
Conference on "Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine and Cancer"
Visit of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Visit of the Vice-Minister of The Ministry of Education of China

People Portrait - Prof. Yin XIA, Assistant Professor
People Portrait - Miss Shen GU, Ph.D. Student
People Portrait - Miss Jielin CHEN, Ph.D. Student
New Faces - Mr. TING James Wai Ming, Dissecting Laboratory Manager
Announcements - Retirement and New Capacities of Prof. David Yew and Prof. W. H. Kwong
Announcements - Promotion of Mr. Eugene Wong to Laboratory Technologist

School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Research Day 2011

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