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2015

HKBU spin-off companies win four start-up awards Welcome gathering kicked off research postgraduate students’ study journey HKBU’s spin-off biotech company named 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Asia General Research Fund grant (2015 – 2016) has been awarded to Professor Yiji

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General Research Fund grant (2014 – 2015) has been awarded to Professor Yiji Xia

The Arabidopsis redox-sensitive bZIP68 protein: does it function as a redox sensor in the oxidative stress response? (PI: Professor Yiji Xia) Redox signaling occurs when cellular redox homeostasis is perturbed. Redox signaling has increasingly been recognized as an important mechanism

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General Research Fund grant (2014 – 2015) has been awarded to Dr. Zhongying Zhao

Molecular characterization of hybrid male sterility and inviability produced by X-linked introgression between C. briggsae and C. sp.9 (PI: Dr. Zhongying Zhao) It is well known that closely related species are able to mate with each other but their hybrid

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General Research Fund grant (2014 – 2015) has been awarded to Dr. Danny Ng

Regulation and functional role of Arabidopsis miR163 and its targets in plant defense (PI: Dr. Danny Ng) In plants, microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important regulators in various aspects of growth and development. miR163, a recently evolved miRNA, is highly

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General Research Fund grant (2014 – 2015) has been awarded to Dr. Shan Shan Chung

Managing pharmaceutical waste from households in Hong Kong (PI: Dr. CHUNG Shan Shan) Environmental contamination by pharmaceutical residues (PRs) represents an emerging concern for sustainability of public health and the environment, particularly in rapidly urbanizing areas. Recent studies have confirmed

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Young Scientist Challenge Cup (2013 – 2014)

The “Century Club Young Scientist Challenge Cup (2013 – 2014)” held on Thursday, 9th January 2014 was a great success! The competition provided a great opportunity for science undergraduate students to apply interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science and technology knowledge into

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2014

HKBU Hosts Conference Promoting Eco-aquaculture Practices HKBU Students’ Design of Cancer Cell Therapeutic Detector Wins Silver Project Award at Biomolecular Design Competition HKBU Staff Receives International Fellowship to Conduct Deep-sea Research in Japan HKBU Information Day Attracts 25,000 Visitors to

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General Research Fund grant (2013 – 2014) has been awarded to Professor Yiji Xia

Extra Large G Protein 2 ( XLG2) in plant immunity: what is its molecular mode of action? (PI: Professor Yiji Xia) Humans use a large number of heterotrimeric G proteins for transducing various extracellular signals perceived by G protein-coupled receptors

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General Research Fund grant (2013 – 2014) has been awarded to Professor Jonathan Wong

Matagenomic-metatranscriptomic analysis of the acidogenic reactor in a two-phase anaerobic digestion process (PI: Professor Jonathan Wong) On global basis, about 1.3 billion tonnes of MSW (municipal solid waste) is produced every year. Of these, food wastes represent 30-50% (~40% in

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General Research Fund grant (2013 – 2014) has been awarded to Dr. Danny Ng

Mechanism of WRKY factors-mediated defense and heterosis in Arabidopsis polyploids (PI: Dr. Danny Ng) Heterosis or hybrid vigor describes the development of superior traits in progeny from crosses between two different species. Although this phenomenon is commonly used for improving

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