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Congratulations Ruopeng!

HKU-Pasteur’s Ruopeng Xie was awarded the YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship 2023/24.

Based on academic merit, this scholarship rewards Ruopeng for the excellence of the research he has been conducting at the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole under the supervision of Dr Vijay Dhanasekaran.


During the past year, he applied advanced phylodynamic frameworks to reconstruct the trajectory of Hong Kong's largest SARS-CoV-2 (BA.2) wave and to uncover origin shifts and ecological changes in the HPAI H5 virus. These investigations provided key insights into the intricate dynamics of viral evolution and spread.


About the Scholarship:

In 2004, the late Madame Christabel Chu Tsuk-Lim (an HKU alumna) left a legacy to The University of Hong Kong in memory of her husband, the late Professor Y S Lung (a HKU engineering professor) and herself.


The "Y S and Christabel Lung Fund" was then set up as a perpetual endowment to support scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Only the annual investment income generated from the endowment will be used to award the scholarships.

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