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Prof. Chow Ming-cheung, Larry

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Thirteen undergraduate students from the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology formed the first team in Hong Kong Polytechnic University called PolYneer made history by winning a prestigious silver medal alongside top universities at the 2023 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition held in Paris, France from November 2-5 .   iGEM is a prestigious international synthetic biology event that attracts over 6,00

13 Nov 2023

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Dr Bolong HUANG, an Associate Professor of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), has been chosen as a finalist for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2023 in the Engineering and Technology category. This recognition is for his research in nanocatalysts that have applications in sustainable energy. Dr Huang is one of the three Hong Kong awardees in this category. 

26 Oct 2023

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Ynno Med Limited, a drug research start-up company of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-founded by Dr Cong MA, Associate Professor of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, has been honoured as one of the 25 Winners out of 113 finalists of Falling Walls Venture 2023. Congratulations to Dr MA and his start-up for the great achievement. Ynno Med focuses on the discovery and development of first-in-class antimicrobial drug

22 Aug 2023

Falling Walls Venture 2023-Our 25 Winners have been selected

With the support of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Hong Kong, the World Health Organization (WHO) successfully hosted a three-day (from 27 June to 29 June 2023) technical consultation on Public Health and Social Measures for Mitigating the Risk and Impact of Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza – An Update of the 2019 WHO Guidance in Hong Kong.   Experts and stakeholders from all over the world attended the event to review

29 Jun 2023


Congratulations to Prof. Zheng Zijian, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, on receiving the Hong Kong Engineering Science and Technology Award (HKEST Award) organized by the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission. The HKEST Award aims to recognize outstanding contributions and excellence among younger generations in the HKSAR for their dedicatio

4 Jun 2023


The 48th Geneva Inventions Expo this year attracted approximately 1,000 inventions from about 40 countries and regions, showcasing their inventions, the results of their research, and their new products. Professor Thomas LEUNG Yun-chung garnered widespread acclaim for his project “ABarginase: First-in-class Drug for Treatment of Multiple Obesity-related Metabolic Disease”, winning both the Prize of the International Federation of Inventors' Assoc

30 Apr 2023


Congratulations to Prof. Terence Lee and Prof. Zheng Zijian of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology for receiving funding from the RGC Research Impact Fund 2022/23. The project led by Prof. Terence Lee is “A novel approach to target cancer stemness using peptidic chimeric antigen receptor (pCAR) macrophages”, while the project led by Prof. Zheng Zijian is “Flexible and Stretchable Batteries for Wearable Applications”. The tw

7 Jan 2023


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