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General Research Fund grant (2016 – 2017) has been awarded to Professor Yiji Xia

Functional Characterization of Two E3 Ubiquitin Ligases (PUB2 and PUB4) and the EXTRA LARGE G PROTEINS in Arabidopsis (PI: Professor XIA Yiji) As sessile organisms, plants need to adjust their growth and development according to ever-changing environments. Environmental cues and

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General Research Fund grant (2016 – 2017) has been awarded to Dr. Roger Wong

Role of USF methylation and epigenetic modifications in lipogenic gene repression during starvation (PI: Dr. Roger Wong) Background Mammals employ intricate and precise endocrine control to maintain a constant supply of metabolic energy. Transcription of genes encoding enzymes involved in

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General Research Fund grant (2016 – 2017) has been awarded to Professor Chris Wong

Regulatory Roles of Tonicity-responsive MicroRNAs in Osmoregulatory Functions of the gills of Japanese Eels (PI: Professor Chris Wong) Homeostatic regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance is a vital process for guiding many cellular functions. It is crucial for upholding osmotic

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General Research Fund grant (2016 – 2017) has been awarded to Dr. Ka Man Lai

Stress resistance genes as the new engineering target for environmental control of airborne bacteria (PI: Dr. LAI Ka Man) Over the past 70 years, studies have attempted to determine the survival of airborne bacteria and the associated effects of environmental

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General Research Fund grant (2015 – 2016) has been awarded to Professor Yiji Xia

Roles of two Nudix proteins in epigenetic control of plant immunity (PI: Professor Yiji Xia) Plants use complex signaling networks to fine-tune defense pathways in response to pathogen attack, leading to broad transcriptional reprogramming. Epigenetic mechanism/chromatin remodeling plays a vital

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General Research Fund grant (2015 – 2016) has been awarded to Dr. Jianwen Qiu

Divergence of perivitelline fluid proteins in association with the change in egg deposition environment in apple snails: A transcriptomic and proteomic approach Apple snails of the family Ampullariidae exhibit unusually diverse reproductive strategies: while some genera deposit eggs underwater, other

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Early Career Scheme grant (2015 – 2016) has been awarded to Dr. Jill Chiu

Will hypoxia and ocean acidification alter biofilms and hence disrupt their role as a signpost for marine larval settlement? (PI: Dr. Jill Chiu) Hypoxia and ocean acidification are amongst the major environmental threats to many marine populations and ecosystems worldwide.

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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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