PolyU receives strong boost from Research Impact Fund
In Research Grants Council’s Research Impact Fund 2019/20 exercise, five PolyU-led projects were awarded a total of HK$32.7 million funding, representing 45% of the total funds granted and the total number of funded projects. This is a confirmation of the University’s strength in undertaking impactful and translational research projects that meet society's needs.
The projects led by PolyU as “coordinating university” are:
- Data Storage and Retrieval using Peptides and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Sequencing;
- Forward-looking intravascular photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging technology for the assessment and guidance of cardiovascular chronic total occlusion intervention;
- Mapping and Characterization for Optimized Evaluation of Potential Landing Sites on the Moon and Mars to Support Future Missions;
- Improving vision and quality of life in patients with glaucoma using non-invasive brain stimulation and perceptual learning: A Randomized Clinical Trial; and
- Edge Learning: the Enabling Technology for Distributed Big Data Analytics in Cloud-Edge Environment
Besides these five projects, PolyU also participates as “collaborating university” in a research titled “Accelerating Precision Medicine Translation: Development of the First Evidence-based Clinical Exceptional Responder Gene-Drug Sensitivity Resource for Cancer”.
With this encouraging boost from the Research Grants Council, PolyU will continue to leverage its strengths to achieve excellence with impact, bringing benefits to society and improving people’s wellbeing.
The Research Impact Fund, established by the University Grants Committee and administered by the Research Grants Council, encourages universities in Hong Kong to conduct collaborative research projects that bring more impact on our society with results translatable into products and services. Details>>
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