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IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture YAN Lianke Awarded the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature
30 Oct 2020
Prof. YAN Lianke, IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture and Chair Professor of Humanities at HKUST, is the recipient of the 2021 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature awarded by the Institute for US-China Issues of the University of Oklahoma in recognition for his “lifelong contributions to world letters”. This biennial award, conferred wholly on the basis of literary merit, aims to honor outstanding achievement in prose or poetry that best captures the human condition. The 2021 award ceremony and online symposium will be held next March. Some previous Chinese winners include MO Yan (莫言), Xi Xi (西西), and HAN Shaogong (韓少功).

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IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Conferred Honorary Doctorate by HKUST
13 Jul 2020
IAS conveys its heartiest congratulations to IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. John HARDY, Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at University College London, and former IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Arup CHAKRABORTY, Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for their conferment of honorary doctorates (Doctor of Science honoris causa and Doctor of Engineering honoris causa respectively) by HKUST in recognition of their distinguished research achievements.

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IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Elected to Prestigious Academies
27 Apr 2020
IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Prof. Thomas RANDO, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, and Prof. David Der-wei WANG, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University, are among newly elected Members of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), an honorary society that recognizes world leaders from across disciplines and convenes professions to address important issues.

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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Yifan CHENG, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco, who is also a Member of AAAS, was recently elected as Member by The US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished achievements in original research.

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Biotherapeutics Company co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow received government funding for a project which could lead to breakthroughs in disease treatment
24 Mar 2020
Together with HKUST, Pangu BioPharma, a Hong Kong subsidiary of the biotherapeutics company aTyr Pharma, Inc. co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Paul SCHIMMEL, has been awarded a grant by the HKSAR’s Innovation and Technology Commission under the Partnership Research Program. The two-year project is to build a high-throughput platform for the development of bi-specific antibodies targeting Neuropilin-2, which has the potential to become a new class of therapies for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. Prof. Mingjie ZHANG, IAS Senior Fellow, Chair Professor of the Division of Life Science and Kerry Holdings Professor of Science, will join hands with researchers at the IAS HKUST - Scripps R&D Lab to participate in this project.

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IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Kei May LAU receives the 2020 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award from the Optical Society
26 Feb 2020
IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Kei May LAU, Fang Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award from the Optical Society for her contributions to “hetero-epitaxy of compound semiconductors on silicon for future integrated lasers and advancing the field of light-emitting diode microdisplays.” Prof. Lau is the second female scientist to receive Nick Holonyak Jr. Award since its establishment in 1997. The past recipients include IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Shuji NAKAMURA (2001) and IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. TANG (2014).

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