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Novel method developed by HKBU scholars could help produce purer, safer drugs
Physics and Chemistry scholars from HKBU have invented a new method which could speed up the drug discovery process and lead to the production of higher quality......
HKBU scholars’ inventions win four awards at International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
HKBU scholars receive four Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards from the Ministry of Education
Four projects by HKBU scholars recently received second-class Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) in the Natural......
HKBU scholars invent world-first multidimensional system for rapid antibiotic resistance testing and analysis
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry of HKBU have invented the world’s first multidimensional antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) system.......
HKBU researcher wins Young Scientist Award
Dr Kwan Chak-shing, a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Chemistry, was recently awarded the Hong Kong Institution of Science (HKIS)-Towngas Young Scientist......
HKBU chemists win overseas lectureship awards
Associate Professors from the Department of Chemistry won the Asian Core Program and Advanced Research Network Lectureship awards at the 13th International Conference......
HKBU’s new nanomaterial could enable early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers from HKBU have discovered a new nanomaterial which could enable the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Non-toxic and......
Registration for "HKBU Research Cluster Symposium – Health & Drug Discovery: New Approaches to Cancer Therapy"
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HKBU study: Sunscreen chemicals harm fish embryos and could pose risk to humans
A study by HKBU has detected an extensive amount of sunscreen chemicals in seawater that could pose a risk to human health. The study, a world-first in identifying......
HKBU scholars in world-first breakthrough for difficult-to-treat breast cancer
Chemists at HKBU have discovered the use of a metal compound that inhibits the enzyme closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most......
HKBU scholar receives national award for outstanding contribution to reducing persistent organic pollutants
Professor Cai Zongwei, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis and Kwok Yat Wai Endowed Chair of Environmental and Biological......
University awards emeritus titles and honours retiring staff
At the Faculty and Staff Assembly held on 12 June, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roland Chin conferred the title of Professor Emeritus on behalf of......
HKBU honours outstanding academic staff at ceremony
The University held an Awards Presentation Ceremony today (24 May) to present a number of awards to distinguished academic staff in recognition of their outstanding......
HKBU scholars invent award-winning portable device for quick and accurate detection of lead contamination in water within 10 minutes
The research team from the Department of Chemistry of HKBU invented a portable device for one-stop detection of lead concentration in drinking water. The DNA-based......
HKBU scholar develops world-first metal-based probes for detection of dopamine receptors, a cancer biomarker
A team led by Dr Edmond Ma Dik-lung, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry of HKBU has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for......
Chemistry PhD student receives best academic poster award
PhD student Kwan Chak-shing of the Department of Chemistry received the best poster award for his academic poster entitled “Higher-Generation Type III-B Rotaxane......
Dr. Eddie Chui Shiu-Hon receives the Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Eddie Chui is Chief Executive Officer of Diagnostix Group. He graduated from the Department of Chemistry of Hong Kong Baptist College, obtained a Master’s......
HKBU teams win top awards at International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
A delegation from HKBU won top prizes, including three Gold Medals with Congratulations of Jury, one Gold Medal, and an award of excellence from Romania, at the......
HKBU’s world-first breakthrough in macromolecular machines for actively controlled cancer drug delivery
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) scholars demonstrated the design and synthesis of a smart globular macromolecular machine vehicle for actively controlled cancer......
HKBU scholars develop world-first array of multifunctional compounds for detection, imaging and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
HKBU Chemistry scholars have invented a new class of multifunctional cyanine compounds that can be used for detection, imaging and thus treatment of Alzheimer’s......
Chemistry scholar wins Lectureship Awards
Dr Ken Leung, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry, was invited to deliver an oral presentation entitled “Controlling the Molecular Motion for......
HKBU Chemistry team wins 2017 Science and Technology Award Third-class prize of China Association for Instrumental Analysis
Dr Edmond Ma, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry of HKBU, and his research team won the 2017 Third-class Science and Technology Award of China Association......
HKBU scholars develop world-first dual imaging and inhibiting agent with high efficacy in suppressing EBV-associated tumours in mice
HKBU scholars along with their collaborators announced the world’s first chemical compound (probe) that can detect Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected cells......
Chemistry PhD student wins awards for outstanding presentation in metabolomics study
Chemistry PhD student Li Xiaona won the Metabolomics Student Prize and the Student Travel Award presented by the Metabolomics Society at the Society’s 2017......
Nobel Laureate Professor Fraser Stoddart shares insights at HKBU distinguished lecture
The Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 2016, Professor Sir J Fraser Stoddart, gave an HKBU Distinguished Lecture on “The Nature of The Mechanical Bond: Mingling......
Chemistry PhD student wins oral presentation award
PhD student Kwan Chak-shing from the Department of Chemistry won the second runner-up award with his presentation entitled “Design and Synthesis of Rotaxane......
Outstanding Science students awarded innovation and technology scholarships to broaden their horizons overseas
Year three Science students Kwok Yan-yi (Chemistry) and Chan Wing-sing (Applied Biology) have been granted scholarships under the Innovation and Technology Scholarship......
HKBU teams win nine top awards at International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
A delegation from HKBU won a total of nine top prizes, including two Gold Medals with Distinction, two Gold Medals, three Special Awards, and two Grand Prizes, at......
HKBU research project receives HK$1.2 million boost from Health and Medical Research Fund in support of the development of BRD4 inhibitors for the treatment of BRD4-related cancers
Dr. Edmond Ma Dik-Lung, Associate Professor of our Department, received a total of HK$1,200,000 from the Government’s Health and Medical Research Fund 2016-17......
BSc students grab bronze in Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad
BSc students won the Bronze medal in the 28th Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for tertiary institutions). This year, the competition revolved around the theme “Chemistry......
Professor Cai Zongwei and team win 2016 Science and Technology Award First Prize of China Association for Instrumental Analysis
Professor Cai Zongwei and his research team recently won the 2016 Science and Technology Award First Prize of the China Association for Instrumental Analysis (CAIA).......
Dr. Ken Leung commented on the 2016 Nobel Laureate of Chemistry in local newspapers
The 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize winner, Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, was the postdoctoral research supervisor of Dr. Ken Leung. All together, five chemists at......
HKBU and French scholars jointly publish research on energy conversion in "Nature Communications"
A team of Chemistry scholars from HKBU and their research collaborators in France jointly announced the outcome of their research project entitled “Room temperature......
Chemistry undergraduates’ co-authored papers listed in renowned international journals
The co-authored papers of three Science undergraduate students’ final year projects were recently published in renowned international journals Lab on a Chip......
Registration for "Phosphor Safari 2016 Hong Kong"
Phosphor Safari 2016 Hong Kong will be held on 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2016. It is organized by Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Phosphor......
PhD student, Kwan Chak-shing wins Chemistry Central Journal Prize
PhD student Kwan Chak-shing from the Department of Chemistry of HKBU received the Chemistry Central Journal Prize for his poster presentation entitled “A Fluorescent......
Chemistry alumni launch appeal for establishing Dr Mok Man Hung Endowed Chair in Chemistry
About 160 Chemistry alumni attended a dinner held on 25 June co-organised by Baptist Chemists and the Alumni Affairs Office to celebrate the 60th anniversary of......
HKBU announced the conferment of the title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Chan Wing-hong
HKBU announced the conferment of the title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Chan Wing-hong, effective 1 September 2016, for his distinguished and sustained contributions......
Professor Albert Lee Wai-ming receives the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Service and Dr Ken Leung Cham-fai receives the Faculty Performance Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching
The University presented today (29 April) the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance to five academic or teaching staff to recognise their brilliant......
BSc students grab silver in Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad
A team of three Chemistry students of HKBU won the silver medal in the 27th Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for tertiary institutions) on 27 February. This year, the......
Professor Raymond Wong named among World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds
Thomson Reuters published on 14 January its study of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2015”, a citation analysis identifying......
Dr Ken Leung wins Materials Research Contribution Award for three consecutive years
Dr Ken Leung, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry, recently won the Materials Research Contribution Award presented by the Asia Pacific Society for......
Professor Raymond Wong, Dr Qian Liu and Japanese scholars jointly publish research on novel nanosheet in "Nature Communications"
Professor Raymond Wong, Head and Chair Professor of our department and Elizabeth Law Endowed Chair of Advanced Materials of HKBU, Dr Qian Liu, HKBU PhD alumna......
Dr Edmond Ma invents metal complex to rapidly detect lead contamination in water
Dr Edmond Ma, Associate Professor of our department, and his collaborators have invented a luminescent metal complex which rapidly detects lead ions in water. This......
HKBU confers title of Founding Kwok Yat Wai Endowed Chair of Environmental and Biological Analysis on Professor Cai Zongwei
HKBU received a donation of HK$10 million from the Kwok Chung Bo Fun Charitable Fund to establish the Endowed Chair of Environmental and Biological Analysis to reinforce......
Dr Gary Wong becomes first in Asia’s universities to win European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society Junior Award
Dr Gary Wong, Assistant Professor of our department won the Junior Award 2015 from the European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society (ERES), becoming the first awardee......
HKBU confers title of Founding Endowed Chair of Elizabeth Law Endowed Chair of Advanced Materials on Professor Raymond Wong
HKBU has received a generous donation from Miss Elizabeth Law, Managing Director of Park Hotel Property Management Limited, to establish the Elizabeth Law Endowed......
HKBU Scholars develop new materials that has huge potential applications in treating cancers
Dr Kelvin Leung S Y receives patent on drug tracking technique
Dr Kelvin Leung, Assistant Professor of our Department, developed a new analytical platform which is able to sensitively determine and track minute amounts of drug......
HKBU research project receives HK$1 million boost from Health and Medical Research Fund in support of inhibitors development for treatment of Hepatitis C
Dr Edmond Ma, Assistant Professor of our Department, received a total of HK$998,284 from the Government’s Health and Medical Research Fund 2013-14 for his......
Prof. Raymond Wong W Y, Prof. Ricky Wong M S and Dr. Edmond Ma D L listed in Nature Index 2014 China
Prof. Raymond Wong W Y, Prof. Ricky Wong M S and Dr. Edmond Ma D L from our Department were listed in the Nature Index 2014 China by the Nature Publishing Group,......
Dr Ken Leung, Dr Zhu Xunjin and Dr Ho Cheuk-lam win Materials Research Contribution Award
Dr Ken Leung, Assistant Professor; Dr Zhu Xunjin, Assistant Professor; and Dr Ho Cheuk-lam, Research Assistant Professor of our department recently won the Materials......
Dr Ho Cheuk-lam wins Asian Core Program Lectureship Award
Dr Ho Cheuk-lam, Research Assistant Professor of our Department, received the Asian Core Program Lectureship Award at the 5th New-Phase International Conference......
BSc students’ design of cancer cell therapeutic detector wins Silver Project award at biomolecular design competition
Seven students from HKBU designed and fabricated a DNA origami agent that is capable of diagnosis, drug delivery and monitoring of therapeutic response, revealing......
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung wins Lectureship Award from Japanese Photochemistry Association
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung was presented with the Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Eikohsha Award) by the Japanese Photochemistry Association......
BSc student Mr. Man Chi Hang is awarded with HKSAR Government Scholarship for 2014/15 academic year
Mr. Man Chi Hang, BSc student of our Department, receives an amount of up to HK$40,000 from HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund. The scholarship serves as recognition......
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung named highly cited researcher in materials science
Professor Raymond Wong, Associate Head and Chair Professor of the Department was recently named in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014 in the Materials Science......
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung receives the HKBU Innovationem Award for his invention on new organometallic phosphors for optoelectronic devices
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung receives the HKBU Innovationem Award for his invention on new organometallic phosphors for optoelectronic devices. It is considered......
BSc student Miss Lily Li Lee Lee wins Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award
Lily Li, Year 2 student of the our Department, became one of the 25 science undergraduates from local universities this year to each receive an amount of up to HK$150,000......
Dr. Edmond Ma Dik-lung and his research group discover compound for potential treatment of skin cancer
Dr. Edmond Ma Dik-lung in collaboration with a research team led by Dr Duncan Leung Chung-hang, Associate Professor, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences of......
Miss Ashley Ho See Lok won the first runner-up of the Oral Presentation Award at the 21st Symposium of Chemistry Postgraduate Research in HK
Miss Ashley Ho See Lok, PhD student of the our Department, won the first runner-up of the Oral Presentation Award at the 21st......
Dr. Ken Leung Cham-fai develops new nanoshell-based composite for hepatic tumour chemoembolization surgery and magnetic resonance imaging
Dr. Ken Leung together with experts from the radiology departments of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Central South University of China, developed a novel......
Dr. Edmond Ma Dik-lung receives the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in research
HKBU held its 58th Anniversary Founders’ Day Thanksgiving Service today (5 March) during which the University recognised four academic staff for their outstanding......
Career Talk 2014
Many enthusiastic alumni who excel in their careers are eager to give back to alma mater by sharing their expertise and experience in career talk. Three recent......
HKBU and CAS Joint Research Institute of Environmental Sciences announces Change of Directorship to strengthen environmental sciences development
The Joint Research Institute of Environmental Sciences operated by HKBU and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences......
BSc students win champion and first runner-up prize in Young Scientist Challenge Cup organized by the Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science organized the "Young Scientist Challenge Cup 2013-14" on 9 January 2014. This year, the competition challenged undergraduate students to solve......
Information on the Mainland China Industrial Visit 2014
Led by Professor Chan Wing-Hong of Chemistry Department and Miss Mok Sin-Hing, the Chairperson of Baptist Chemists, a delegate comprising 23 final year chemistry......
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung wins State Natural Science Awards (Second Class)
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung, has received national honour for his outstanding research projects in the field of natural sciences. Professor Raymond Wong leads......
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung wins Asian Core Program Lectureship Award
Professor Raymond Wong recently won the Asian Core Program Lectureship Award at the 4th New Phase International Conference of Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia.......
Prof. Raymond Wong Wai-yeung' s team is the first to make a plastic solar cell based on metallated polymers
from Sing Tao Daily ( Nov. 18, 2013)
Dioxin Analysis Laboratory led by Professor Cai Zongwei received approval from The Ministry of Science and Technology of China to establish the “Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis”
from Ta Kung Pao ( Nov. 12, 2013) http://news.takungpao.com.hk/paper/q/2013/1112/2030301.html
Dr. Edmond Ma Dik-Lung receives HK$1 million from Health and Medical Research Fund in support of development of inhibitors for treatment of Hepatitis C
Dr. Edmond Ma was recently awarded HK$1 million from the Health and Medical Research Fund 2012-13 of the HKSAR Government in support of his research entitled......
HKBU scholars develop new personalised neurological disorder therapy using magnetic-tagged neural stem cells pulled from live brains
Dr. H W Li in collaboration with Professor Ken Yung, Professor of the Department of Biology, have been leading their research team in developing a new tailor-made......
Dr. Ken Leung Cham-fai wins Material Research Contribution Award
Dr. Ken Leung Cham-fai won the Material Research Contribution Award presented by the Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research in recognition of his accomplishments......
PhD student, Mr. He Hongzhang wins Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Prize
PhD student, Mr. He Hongzhang recently won the Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Prize in recognition of his outstanding achievements in science and......
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung and Dr. Ken Leung Cham-fai win Asian Rising Stars awards at 15th Asian Chemical Congress
Professor Raymond Wong and Dr. Ken Leung recently won the Asian Rising Stars awards at the 15th Asian Chemical Congress, a biennial flagship scientific meeting organised......
Congratulations to two of our faculty members who have been awarded with NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) grants in their research projects.
Congratulations to five of our faculty members who have been awarded with GRF (General Research Fund) in their research projects.
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung has been appointed as Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung has been appointed as Associate Editor for the international journal "Journal of Materials Chemistry C" published by the Royal Society......
Congratulations to four of our Year 3 BSc students who have been awarded with the 2012-13 Dr. M. H. Mok Scholarships
PhD student, Mr. Leung Ka-ho is the best poster presenter at the 20th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong
PhD student, Mr. Leung Ka-ho was the best poster presenter in Analytical Chemistry at the 20th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong on 27 April......
Students from Pope Paul VI College visited our research laboratories and learnt the application of mass spectrometry in our daily life
After attending the outreaching seminar delivered by Prof. Cai Zongwei on “Mass spectrometry and its applications”, students from Pope Paul VI College......
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung has been appointed as the Regional Editor for Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung has been appointed as the Regional Editor for the international journal "Journal of Organometallic Chemistry" (2011 IF = 2.384)......
Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert H. Grubbs shares insights on “Discovery of New Selective Olefin Metathesis Catalysis” at Department of Chemistry distinguished seminar
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Professor Robert H. Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at California Institute of Technology, USA gave a distinguished......
Prof. Cai Zongwei receives the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work
Professor Cai Zongwei is a distinguished chemist in the field of Analytical Chemistry and an internationally acclaimed expert in environmental trace analysis.......
Prof. Cai Zongwei has been appointed as Editor of “Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry (Wiley)
Prof. Cai Zongwei has been appointed as Editor of “Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry (Wiley), with 2012 IF2.79, from Jan. 1, 2013 – Dec.......
Dr. Ken Leung Cham-fai wins Asian Core Program Lectureship Award
Dr. Ken Leung received the Asian Core Program Lectureship Award at the 3rd New-Phase International Conference of Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia held at Nanyang......
Professor Albert Lee’s iQlickers project was highlighted in a feature article recently published by the Innovative Technology Commission in Mingpao (Nov. 8, 2012 A14)
In collaboration with Professor Joseph Ng of Computer Science, Dr. Eva Wong of CHTL and Dr. Alfred Tan of KTO, iQlickers is a low cost personal response......
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung becomes first Hong Kong native to receive Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung, was recently presented with the 2012 Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation (Award for Youth......
Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Ma Dik-lung who is awarded a total amount of HKD 3 million with ANR/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2012/13 in his research project.
Dr. Edmond Dik-Lung Ma is awarded a total amount of HKD 3 million with the ANR/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2012/13 with the project entitled “Development of......
Congratulations to three of our faculty members who have awarded with NSFC 2012 ( National Natural Science Foundation of China) grants in their research projects.
Professor Chan Wing-hong was interviewed by Singtao Daily to share his research project
Professor Chan Wing-hong was interviewed by Singtao Daily to share his research project which can further be applied to real sample analysis and living cell imaging......
Congratulations to eight of our faculty members who have awarded with GRF (General Research Fund 2012/13) in their research.
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung wins Distinguished Lectureship Award from The Chemical Society of Japan
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung, Chair Professor of the Department of Chemistry, was presented with the Distinguished Lectureship Award by the Chemical Society......
Professor Chan Wing-hong wins prize in Natural Sciences from Ministry of Education
Professor Chan Wing-hong of the Department of Chemistry, together with research team members from Hunan University and Peking University, was granted the "First......
Professor Chan Wing-hong of the Department received the President's Award
Professor Chan Wing-hong Hong has served the University with loyalty and distinction since 1981, spending his entire working life at HKBU. The Selection Committee......
A paper written by our undergraduate student, Zhao Danyue is accepted for publication by
The paper, "Separation and determination of B vitamins and essential amino acids in health drinks by CE-LIF with simultaneous derivatization" written by Miss Zhao......
Our BSc students win first runner-up in 23rd HK Chemistry Olympiads
With their outstanding performance, our BSc students with members of Liu Wei, Zhao Danyue and Ng Tak Mei, won the first runner-up of the 23rd Chemistry Olympiad.
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung is appointed recently as a Panel Member of the Physical Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council (RGC)
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung is appointed recently as a Panel Member of the Physical Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, China.......
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