School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

With his Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) project, Prof. Alfred S.L. Cheng, Professor and Chief of the Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics (CBET) Program of the School of Biomedical Sciences, received the 10th HMRF Award (under the category “Breakthrough Research”) at the Health Research Symposium 2021 organized by the Food and Health Bureau, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on 23 November 2021. The awarded project is titled “Elucidating gene regulatory networks of HBx isolated from novel HBV subgenotype/ mutants associated with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma”. The 10th HMRF Anniversary Awards aim to recognise awardees’ longstanding achievements in the selected projects funded by the HMRF since 2011.

We sincerely congratulate Prof. Cheng on his exceptional achievements and wish him continued success in his research endeavors. The related coverage by the Government of HKSAR can be viewed HERE.

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Prof. Alfred Cheng (left) receives the 10th HMRF Award from Prof. Sophia Chan (right), the Secretary for Food and Health

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Prof. Alfred Cheng