Nine HKU projects receive funding under NSFC/RGC Joint and Collaborative Research Schemes

2024-01-17 10:38:32 DianjiangHK 7

Nine research projects by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have secured funding under the National Natural Science Foundation for China and the Research Grants Council (NSFC/RGC) 2023/24 Exercise. Specifically, eight projects were funded by the NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme (JRS), and one project was funded by the NSFC/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS).

The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) earlier announced the funding results. The JRS is designed to foster collaboration between researchers and research teams in Hong Kong and the mainland, leveraging the unique strengths of both regions. In contrast, the CRS focuses on promoting larger-scale, interdisciplinary collaborative research involving universities across mainland China and Hong Kong, with the goal of enhancing research output and impact for both areas.

The HKU project funded under NSFC/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme:
Mechanistic Study of the Parental Histone Recycling at Replication Forks
Project Coordinator (Hong Kong):
Professor Yuanliang Zhai, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

The eight HKU projects funded under NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme:
Information Technology
Practical Quantum Dynamics Simulation – Theory and Application
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Qi Zhao, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Life Science
Discovery of Novel Molecular Glue Molecules by Using DNA-encoded Chemical Libraries (DELs)
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Xiaoyu Li, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Photoresponsive mRNA Delivery System for Esophageal Carcinoma Treatment
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Weiping Wang, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, LKS Faculty of Medicine

Marine and Environmental Science
Advancing Pollen-induced Health Risk Assessment with Geospatial Big Data
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Bin Chen, Division of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture

New Materials Science
The Investigation of Biodegradable Zinc-lithium-magnesium Alloy as a Novel Implant to Promote Osteogenesis through the Stimulation of the Bone-brain Axis
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Wei Qiao, Applied Oral Sciences and Community Dental Care, Faculty of Dentistry

Development of Quantum-Enhanced Diamond Molecular Tension Microscopy: Towards Precise and Label-free Imaging of Cellular Forces
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Zhiqin Chu, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Performance of Suction Bucket Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbines under Complex Geological and Multi-hazard Conditions
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Jun Yang, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Investigating the Properties and Impacts of the Wind Launched from Black Hole Super-Eddington Accretion Flow
Principal Investigator (Hong Kong):
Professor Lixin Dai, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Please visit the UGC website for the full list of funded projects for 2023/24 under the NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, and the Collaborative Research Scheme.

Source:The University of Hong Kong