PhD student, Mr. Ho-Man Chan wins the Best Oral Presentation Award
Mr. George Ho-Man Chan receives the prize from the Keynote Speaker, Prof. Helmut Schwarz of Technical University Berlin, Germany at City University of Hong Kong on 30 April 2011.
Mr. George Ho-Man Chan, PhD student of the Department of Chemistry, won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 18th Symposium of Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong on 30 April 2011. The title of George's presentation is "Encoded Self-Assembling Protein Nanofibrils as Platform for High-throughput and Multiplexed Detection of Biomolecules". The annual symposium was held at Hong Kong City University this year, attracted 544 faculty members, research postgraduate students and research assistants from six local tertiary institutions. The winning project highlighted the application of protein nanofibrillar material as platform for the detection of biomolecules. The developed novel protein nanomaterial has incorporated with the "barcoded element" for recognition purpose, which may help in improving the multiplexity of the biomolecular detection. His presentation was well received and the audience found his work very interesting.

Under the supervision of Dr. Hung-Wing Li, George's PhD work focused in developing simple but highly sensitive methods for the analysis and quantification of biomolecules, such as proteins and DNA molecules, with the aid of microscopy and optical spectroscopy. The established assay can be applied for biochemical studies as well as disease diagnosis.