Yearly Archives: 2017

National Science Foundation of China grant (2017) has been awarded to Dr. Shiqing Zhang

Studies of Ginseng and Its Active Ingredients Promoting the Proliferation and Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Based on GSK-3β Pathway (PI: Dr. Shiqing Zhang) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of major diseases that impact

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National Science Foundation of China grant (2017) has been awarded to Dr. Yiping Wang

Two E3 ligases promote cytokinin signalling by regulating NADPH oxidases activity in Arabidopsis (PI: Dr. Yiping Wang) NADPH oxidases (NOX) are the enzymes that generate reactive oxygen species (ROS). In plants, NOX (also termed Rboh) have been reported to be

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National Science Foundation of China grant (2017) has been awarded to Dr. Runsheng Li

Using Nanopore Sequencing to Study the Relationship Between Mitochondrial DNA Replication/Transcription and the Non-coding Region in Caenorhabditis Species (PI: Dr. Runsheng Li) Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) replication and transcription have long been a hot topic in evolutionary biology. It is well

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General Research Fund grant (2017 – 2018) has been awarded to Dr. Zhongying Zhao

Characterization of Paternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Observed in An Hybrid Line between Nematodes C. briggsae and C. nigoni (PI: Dr. Zhongying Zhao) It is well known that both parents contribute to a half of genetic materials to their offspring

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General Research Fund grant (2017 – 2018) has been awarded to Dr. Shoudong Zhang

Roles of the Plant SIRTUIN Deacetylases in Plant Immunity (PI: Dr. Shoudong Zhang) SIRTUIN proteins are largely NAD+-dependent protein deacetylases that couple lysine deacetylation with NAD+ hydrolysis to yield O-acetyl-ADP-ribose (OAADPR), nicotinamide, and deacetylated lysine. SIRTUINs, initially identified in yeast

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General Research Fund grant (2017 – 2018) has been awarded to Professor Chris Wong

Isolation and Characterization of Stanniocalcin-1 Receptor in Fish Gills of Japanese Eels (PI: Professor Chris Wong) Calcium ion is vital for many cellular and physiological processes which are critical in life. The maintenance of Ca2+ homeostasis in cellular and extracellular

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General Research Fund grant (2017 – 2018) has been awarded to Dr. Hong Lok Lung

The Epithelial SAA1 Protein Regulates Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition (EMT) in Normal Esophageal Epithelium and Esophageal Carcinoma (PI: Dr. Hong Lok Lung) Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) is a highly prevalent cancer type in China and Hong Kong, and is derived from thin

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2017

HKBU Science Festival enables 1,200 secondary and primary school students to discover big data in daily life HKBU showcases biotech inventions at global expo in USA Research jointly led by HKBU and HKUST decoding the first deep-sea mussel genome published

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