About The Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Laureate Forum aspires to be a world-class academic exchange event to connect the current and next generations of leaders in scientific pursuit, and to promote understanding and interests of the young generation in Hong Kong and around the world in various disciplines in science and technology.
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The inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum will take place on 15-20 November 2021. Shaw Laureates and distinguished scientists will spend a week in Hong Kong interacting with about 200 young scientists from around the world, sharing their views, experience and aspirations in various scientific fields. The week of programme will consist of world-class intellectual seminars, discussion groups, workshops, poster sessions and visits to the latest Hong Kong scientific development projects, universities and institutes as well as cross-cultural social activities.
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Epidemiological Study on Coronavirus 2019 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Coronavirus 2019-20 (COVID-19) pandemic has already caused tremendous impact on global public health, world economy and socioeconomic landscape.……
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Science in the Community
Congratulations to Prof Dennis Yuk Ming LO
Prof Lo is awarded the 2021 Breakthrough Prize, known as the "Oscar of Science", in Life Sciences for his work in discovering fetal DNA in maternal blood which enables the prenatal testing of Down syndrome and a variety of genetic diseases. The tests have been adopted in more than 90 countries and are used by more than seven million pregnant women every year. We are very honoured for Prof Lo’s support to take part in a series of short videos for the HKLF and to share his journey in the pursuit of science…
The Twists and Turns of Studying A Protein
The central character of the story is a member of a family of proteins for which Professor Robert J Lefkowitz was awarded the Shaw Prize in Life Science & Medicine in 2007, and then in 2012, shared with Professor Brian K Kobilka the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The family is the G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCR), the major receptor system that mediates the response of cells and organs to drugs and hormones…
Clinical Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Dr Wu Tak Chiu, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases in one of our busiest public hospitals in Hong Kong provides a glimpse of the management approach, the multi-prone treatment methods in dealing with the unprecedented situation…