Congratulations to Dr. CHAU and SIGHT team! They won the First Prize in the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design at the Rice University.
Congratulations to Langston for being awarded with SENG PhD Research Excellence Award 2015-16, second from lab since Weiping!
Our work on hydrogel based controlled release system for eye diseases was featured on HKUST’s homepage.
Junli and Prof. Chau attended the 4th Nano Toady Conference in Dubai. Junli gave two poster presentations on “Cellular uptake enhancement and endocytic trafficking of oligoarginine-modified polymeric nanoparticles” and “Robust formation of biodegradable polymeric vesicles via temperature-assisted nanoprecipitation”. Prof. Chau gave an oral presentation on “Development of peptide/DNA nanococoons towards functionalized viral mimics”.
Yu Yu and Ni Rong attended the 2015 Chinese Biomaterial Congress in Haikou. Yu Yu gave an oral presentation on “Injectable chemically crosslinked Hydrogel for the controlled release of bevacizumab in vitreous”. Ni Rong gave a poster presentation on “Construction of viral-mimicry nanococoons by peptide/DNA co-assembly”.
Congratulations to Langston and his team for being selected by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be featured in Google Solve For X website.
Xu Jing (MSc, HKUST), Woo Jin Bak (BEng, HKUST), Mar Rie Kim (BSc, HKUST), Grace Xiaonan Huang (Master, Tianjin U) and Henry Chun Hung Yu (BEng, HKUST) have joined YC lab as first-year graduate students!
Funding was approved from the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) for our proposal, titled “Development of a long-acting artificial tear formulation and its clinical application in veterinary medicine”. (PI: Prof. Ying Chau, Deputy Project Coordinator: Dr. Yu Yu).
Rong presented two posters on DNA-peptide self-assembled nanoparticles at the CRS (Controlled Release Society) Conference at Edinburgh.