The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has received generous support of HK$49.7 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust) to establish five Jockey Club (JC) STEM Labs. The University held an inauguration ceremony on 18 December 2023 to express gratitude and appreciation to the Trust.
One of the labs is the JC STEM Lab of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, led by Professor Stephen Dalton from the School of Biomedical Sciences. This lab will specialise in the development of new drugs and novel cell therapy approaches for type-2 diabetes, to ease the pain of patients with this major health problem.
The Trust has allocated HK$500 million for the JC STEM Lab initiative. It is a central component of the Trust’s talent and sector development strategy and aims to support the laboratory set-up at University Grants Committee-funded universities for the awarded scholars under the Government-initiated Global STEM Professorship Scheme, so as to nurture STEM talent in Hong Kong and promote the translation of new science and technology into social impact.
Video presentation of the five JC STEM Labs can be watched HERE.
The related coverage by the Communications and Public Relations Office, CUHK can be viewed HERE.
Prof. Andrew Chan, Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences (1st from left) hosted the plaque unvailing ceremony on behalf of Prof. Stephen Dalton.