Yearly Archives: 2013

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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Launch of the Official HKBU Department of Biology Facebook Page

The official HKBU Department of Biology Facebook page was launched today. Click here to access the page. Like us to keep up-to-date with the latest news, upcoming events and more!

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Dr. Jianwen Qiu Embarks on “Jiaolong” Scientific Submersible

Dr. Jianwen Qiu, Associate Professor of the Department of Biology, embarked on the Chinese manned submersible “Jiaolong” as the first Hong Kong scientist to participate in the “Jiaolong” deep sea expedition. Able to reach depths of up to 7000 metres

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MSc EPHM Alumni Sharing Forum 2013

The Department of Biology organised a MSc in Environmental and Public Health Management Alumni Sharing Forum on 29th April 2013. Click here for further details.  

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HKBU Confers Professor Wong Ming-hung with the Title of Emeritus Professor

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) announced the conferment of the title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Wong Ming-hung with effect from 1 September 2013 in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the University and outstanding achievements in academia. Joining the

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1st HKBU Outstanding Student Leaders Awards (2012 – 2013)

The University has established a new award scheme, namely, the HKBU Outstanding Student Leaders Awards, aimed at recognising students’ distinctive leadership and all-round achievements, encouraging students’ whole-person development, as well as providing role models for potential student leaders to learn

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2013

HKBU’s Research Quantifies Impact of Underwater Behaviour of Hong Kong Divers: Over 70% of Scuba Divers in Contact With or Damaged Coral during Diving Activities HKBU Scholar Develops Innovative Technology for Reducing Odour Emission during Decentralised Food Waste Composting in

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Century Club Young Scientist Challenge Cup (2012 – 2013)

The “Century Club Young Scientist Challenge Cup (2012 – 2013)” held on Thursday, 10th January 2013 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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