The Croucher Foundation of Hong Kong announced this year’s awards of about HK$20 million to 9 postdoctoral scientists and another 14 doctoral students to enable them to pursue their research studies abroad. The 23 recipients of these Croucher awards include 9 who are currently studying in universities in Hong Kong, and 14 Hong Kong students who are already doing their university degrees in the United Kingdom; United States; Sweden; Canada and France. They were selected from 95 applicants after a competitive review process conducted by 18 senior local and overseas scientists from various scientific disciplines. Mr Wallace CHAN, MPhil student at the Department of Pathology of HKU and at HKU-Pasteur Research Centre has been awarded the Croucher Cambridge International Scholarship in 2011/2012. He will start his PhD studies on herpes simplex virus in Dr Stacey IFSTATHIOU's lab in December. Mr Wallace CHAN joined HKU-Pasteur Research Centre in 2008 where he performed his final year project on influenza H5N1 virus-lke particles as BSc student from the Department of Biochemistry. He has just completed his MPhil on SARS-CoV E protein and published two articles (Lai et al., 2010, Teoh et al., 2010).
The Centre wishes him all the best for his new career!