The research team led by Prof Paul Schimmel, IAS Visiting Professor and Ernest and Jean Hahn Professor of Molecular Biology and Chemistry at TSRI (California and Florida) and Prof Mingjie Zhang, IAS Senior Fellow and Kerry Holdings Professor of Science of the Division of Life Science at IAS HKUST-Scripps R&D Laboratory collaborating with biotech company, aTyr Pharma has found 250 new proteins which highlights an intriguing oddity of protein evolution as well as a potentially valuable new class of therapeutic proteins.
Organized under the auspices of the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study, the UC RUSAL President's Forum featured Mr Chuanzhi Liu, Chairman of Legend Holdings Corporation (Legend Holdings) and Founder and Honorary Chairman of Lenovo. The talk, on the topic of “The Growth of China’s Manufacturers – Talking about Legend”, drew a full-house audience.
IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. Tang gave a luncheon talk on the evolution of the next-generation display technology at The Hong Kong Bankers Club, co-hosted by Dr David K P Li, Chairman & Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, and Prof Tony F Chan, President of HKUST on 26 March 2014. In the talk, Prof Tang explained the path of the development of this revolutionary technology from early stage discovery to commercialization, and shared his insights into the potential applications of OLED. The talk attracted a full house of over 100 business, industry and community leaders.
Prof Charles W. W. Ng, IAS Senior Fellow and Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the First Class in Scientific and Technological Progress, the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards set up by the Ministry of Education. The award recognizes outstanding research projects at all tertiary institutions in China. This year, two HKUST projects won the award.
Prof Ben-Zhong Tang, IAS Senior Fellow and Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong Professor of Science and Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry at HKUST, has been selected as a laureate of the 27th Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) by the Iranian Organization for Science and Technology. Prof Tang received the Khwarizmi International Award, Second Class, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in aggregation-induced emission (AIE) and its high-tech applications in the areas of optoelectronic devices, chemical sensors, and biological probes.