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Two IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
17 Apr 2019
Two IAS Senior Visiting Fellows, Prof. Yifan CHENG and Prof. Kam-Biu LUK have been elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for the 2019 class. This honor is to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals in academia, the arts, business, government, and public affairs. Prof. Cheng is among the seven representatives of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology while Prof. Luk is one of six physicists elected.

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The Latest Issue of IAS Newsletter Released
29 Mar 2019
The HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is committed to providing a knowledge hub to nurture talents in driving scientific discovery. This biannual IAS Newsletter shares the latest stories of our people and work.

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The Pioneering Work of IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Professor Paul SCHIMMEL and IAS Senior Fellow Professor ZHANG Mingjie Leads to New Investigational Therapeutic for Lung Disease
17 Jan 2019
A potential therapeutic and lead clinical candidate, ATYR1923, for patients suffering from pulmonary sarcoidosis (a rare form of fibrotic lung disease with no known cure), was discovered through the collaboration of researchers from HKUST and Pangu BioPharma, a Hong Kong subsidiary of aTyr Pharma, Inc. which was co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Paul SCHIMMEL. IAS Senior Fellow and Kerry Holdings Professor of Science ZHANG Mingjie has been the project coordinator of the Pangu collaboration at HKUST. He believes the important discoveries exemplifies Hong Kong’s translational science and early discovery capabilities.

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The Latest Issue of IAS Newsletter Released
24 Sep 2018
The HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is committed to providing a knowledge hub to nurture talents in driving scientific discovery. This biannual IAS Newsletter shares the latest stories of our people and work.

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IAS Junior Fellows Yuanliang Zhai and Yongqian Zhao published in Nature
4 Jul 2018
Led by Prof Bik Tye of the Division of Life Science, Dr Yuanliang Zhai and Dr #jf_YongqianZhao#, IAS Junior Fellows and Research Assistant Professors of the Division (Zhai is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong) have been collaborating with researchers led by Prof Ning Gao of Peking University. Recently they have published an article in Nature entitled “Structure of the origin recognition complex bound to DNA replication origin”, revealing the hi-res image of the structure of the Origin Recognition Complex (ORC) bound to DNA under an electron cryomicroscopy (CryoEM).

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