A Research Grants Council (RGC) Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 24 November 2020 to honour outstanding research academics from University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded universities for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to the higher education sector. Prof. Huang Yu, Professor and Associate Director (External Links) of the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS), and Prof. Jacque P.K. Ip, Assistant Professor of SBS, won the awards under the inaugural RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) and Early Career Scheme (ECS), respectively.
The awarded project of Prof. Huang Yu was entitled “Systematic Benefit of Physical Activities: Crosstalk between Organs on Signal Transduction from Mechano-stimulation to Metabolism”. Prof. Jacque Ip was awarded with the project titled “Investigating the roles of input-specific cooperative synaptic plasticity in visual cortical plasticity: implications for amblyopia”. The recipients of the awards were selected through a rigorous process and keen competition overseen by RGC selection panels comprising local and international experts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was mainly held virtually with the awardees joining via video-conferencing, while the RGC Senior Research Fellows including
Prof. Huang Yu received the awards in person at the UGC Secretariat's office.
Once again, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Huang and Prof. Ip for their exemplary research achievements and wish them continued success in their research endeavour in future.
The previous coverage on Prof. Huang’s RGC SRFS award can be viewed HERE; while the related coverage by Research Grant Council can be viewed HERE.
Further announcement made by CUHK on Prof. Jacque Ip receiving RGC Early Career Award can be viewed HERE.
Prof. Huang Yu (right) receives RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SFRS) Award at the UGC’s Secretariat Office
Prof. Huang on the Awardees’ list of RGC SRFS Award 2020/21
Prof. Jacque Ip (top right corner) attends the RGC Award Presentation Ceremony (virtual setting)
Prof. Ip on the Awardees’ list of RGC Early Career Award