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Head of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Prof. Chow Ming-cheung, Larry

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YnnoMed Limited, a PolyU startup co-founded by Dr Ma Cong, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, is set to make its mark at the highly anticipated BIO International Convention 2024 (BIO 2024) in California next week. As the world's largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, the convention provides an ideal platform for YnnoMed to unveil its groundbreaking drug candidates. The drug R&D start

31 May 2024


The Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR government held the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus (RAISe+) Scheme Signing Ceremony on 28 May 2024 and announced the results of the Scheme’s first round of review. A research project from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been awarded RAISe+ funding, showcasing the University’s commitment to promoting excellence in research and innovation, and to creating impa

31 May 2024


A group of 26 ABCT undergraduate students, led by Prof. Zhao Yanxiang, Associate Head of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology and Professor, Dr Ben Ko, Associate Professor, Dr Pele Chong, Dr Gary Cheung, Senior Lecturer, Dr Lam Kim-hung, Lecturer and Dr Chartia Cheung, Lecturer on a study trip to Taiwan from 14 May to 18 May 2024.  The study trip aimed to provide ABCT students with opportunities to expand their horizons, gain ex

31 May 2024

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The "2024 Hong Kong-Jiangsu Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development" successfully concluded on 18 May, 2024, bringing together renowned researchers, scientists, and industry professionals from around the world. Hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and co-organized with China Pharmaceutical University, the symposium aimed to advance pharmaceutical sciences and foster collaboration in the field of drug discovery and developmen

24 May 2024


We are delighted to announce that Dr Tian Tian, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been awarded the PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) 2024 with his research focus on “The design and development of novel nanoporous materials with enhanced hydrogen storage and delivery capacity”.   PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) aims to honor young

17 May 2024

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Impactful innovations from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won a record-breaking number of accolades at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), a widely recognised annual event devoted exclusively to invention. 43 PolyU innovations seized 45 accolades, including two Special Prizes, five Gold Medals with Congratulations of the Jury, 18 Gold Medals, 13 Silver Medals and seven Bronze Medals. Amon

22 Apr 2024

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The 2nd Carbon-Strategic Catalysis International Conference was successfully completed on 30th-31st March 2024 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). During the conference, frontier scientists from Australia, Mainland China, and Hong Kong gathered at the PolyU to give inspiring talks and sharings. This two-day conference brought together more than 400 attendees and had active communications and discussions with all the invited speakers.

8 Apr 2024


We are thrilled to announce that two of our exceptional students from the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology at PolyU have been honoured with prestigious awards in recognition of their remarkable accomplishments. Zhu Yunxin has been honoured with the Outstanding Student Award of the Department 2023, and Ge Yufei has received the esteemed Presidential Student Leadership Award of the Department 2023.   The PolyU Outstanding Stude

3 Apr 2024

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The nomination period for the Outstanding Alumni Award of the PolyU Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology 2024 has commenced. This prestigious award seeks to acknowledge exceptional graduates for their noteworthy professional accomplishments and substantial contributions to the community and their alma mater.   Eligibility The nominated candidate must be a graduate who has successfully completed a full-time or part-time program of

28 Mar 2024

Outstanding Alumni Award Nomination

We are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification and the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection, and Certification jointly organized a successful seminar on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability on 11 April 2024. The seminar delved into the challenges faced by businesses in relation to ESG and sustainability, covering key topics such as managing ESG-related data and strategies to

13 Jun 2024


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