Data Wizard Advances Precision Medicine
Ten years ago, it took a month to map the genome of a person using a huge computational server.
Now this can be done in less than a day with a desktop computer, thanks to up-and-coming scientist Dr Luo Ruibang, who has also led the way in applying big data and artificial intelligence
to genetic analysis.
A Saucy Take on History
The maxim, you are what you eat, could very well apply to the history of soy sauce. Although soy sauce is ubiquitous across East Asia, it has taken hold in each region in different ways that are revealing about cultural and political currents.
Fast Track to
A high-speed train was one of the inspirations behind the NJ Toothbrush, a new concept in brushing which targets all dental surfaces and niches, and enables users to brush more effectively.
Two scientists are looking at climate change from the perspective of marine geology, and have uncovered evidence that the North Atlantic ocean circulation is weaker than it has been at any time in the past 1,500 years.
Learning to Play in
Play&Grow is a research and community programme that aims to instil healthy habits among Hong Kong’s urban-dwelling pre-schoolers by encouraging them to connect to nature.
Summertime, and the Living Is Deadly
Heat is killing people in cities. The world’s first international forum devoted to heat and health was held at HKU in late 2018, and scientists from around the globe have launched an initiative to reduce the deadly impact of heatwaves and rising city temperatures.
Tissue of Lives
Discovering the role of viscosity in regulating the behaviour of living cells is major breakthrough for tissue engineering and could lead to better cultivation of human tissue and organs.
Turning Tent to Townhouse? Ulaanbaatar’s Ger Sprawl
The Faculty of Architecture is leading a project to transform Mongolian gers for urban living to help solve a housing problem brought about by mass migration to Ulaanbaatar.
Wake-up Call for Construction
The way the construction industry operates has changed little over the centuries, and major
projects are regularly completed late and over-budget. Now, Building Information Modelling (BIM)
is dragging the industry into the technology age, and
HKU is at the forefront of