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Eighteen Research Projects Received Grants


  • A Study of Sex Education for School Curriculum in Macau (HK$338,480)
    Sponsor: Grant from the Education and Youth Bureau, Macau SAR Government
    Principal investigator: Prof. Ngai Ngan-pun (Department of Social Work)

  • Prevalence of Childhood Diarrhoea Viruses in Hospitalised Children in Hong Kong in 2007-2009 (HK$799,456)
    Sponsor: Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases
    Principal investigator: Prof. Tang Wei-tze Julian (Department of Microbiology)

  • Viral Mutant Discovery in HBV Quasi-species in Patients Undergoing Long-term Lamivudine Treatment ($649,504)
    Sponsor: Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases
    Principal investigator: Prof. Ding Chun-ming (Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases)

  • Identification and Characterization of a Novel Esptein-Barr Virus MicroRNA (ebv-miRNA) in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells ($799,246)
    Sponsor: Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases
    Principal investigator: Prof. To Ka-fai (Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology)

  • Identification of Hepatitis B Virus Encoding or Affecting MicroRNAs—A Novel tool to Combat with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection ($80,000)
    Sponsor: Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases
    Principal investigator: Prof. Lam Wai-yip (Department of Microbiology)

  • An Integrated Approach to Treatment Using Auriculotherapy (AT) and Western Medication for Uncontrolled Hypertension ($70,000)
    Sponsor: Health and Health Services Research Fund
    Principal investigator: Prof. Suen Kwai-ping Lorna (The Nethersole School of Nursing)

  • The Effect of Motivational Interviewing on the Clinical Outcomes, Psychological Outcomes and Health-related Quality of Life of Cardiac Rehabilitation Clients with Poor Motivation ($439,750)
    Sponsor: Health and Health Services Research Fund
    Principal investigator: Prof. Chair Sek-ying (The Nethersole School of Nursing)

  • Long-term Neurocognitive Outcomes of Children Prenatally Exposed to Low-dose Methylmercury ($607,700)
    Sponsor: Health and Health Services Research Fund
    Principal investigator: Prof. Lam Hugh Simon Hung San (Department of Paediatrics)

  • Factors and Outcomes of Oral Mucositis in Paediatric Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer ($271,980)
    Sponsor: Health and Health Services Research Fund
    Principal investigator: Prof. Cheng Kin-fong Karis (The Nethersole School of Nursing)

  • Serial Surveillance of Community Perception, Psychological Responses and Individual Health Behaviours in Responses to Avian Influenza in the Hong Kong General Population (HK$769,456)
    Sponsor: Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases
    Principal investigator: Prof. Lau Tak-fai Joseph (Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

  • Video Processing Toolkit for Visual perception Technology (VPT2) in Computer Games (HK$998,315)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Lyu Rung-tsong Michael (Department of Computer Science and Engineering)

  • A Compiler for High Performance Computing on Array Technologies ($805,943)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Leong Heng-wai Philip (Department of Computer Science and Engineering)

  • Development of a Localization System Using Semi-active RFID and Sensor Technology ($983,250)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Wu Ke-li (Department of Electronic Engineering)

  • Technology Development and Application for Geometric Modeling of Developable Freeform Surfaces ($924,025)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Dr. Wang Chang-ling (Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering)

  • A Bio-activity Guided in Vitro Pharmacokinetic Method to Improve the Quality of Control of Chinese Medicines ($942,034)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Chow Sing-sum Moses (School of Pharmacy)

  • Interconnection-Based New Circuit Optimization Technique for Electronic Design Automation ($731,400)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Wu Yu-liang (Department of Computer Science and Engineering)

  • A Novel Approach to Stem Cell Labeling with Super-Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for In-vivo MR Monitoring: Applications in Tissue Engineering ($860,430)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Wang Yi-xiang (Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging)

  • Development of the Advanced Radar Satellite Remote Sensing Technology for Monitoring Urban Ground Deformation ($999,396)
    Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Support Programme—Normal Tranche (Tier 3)
    Principal investigator: Prof. Lin Hui (Institute of Space and Earth Information Science)

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