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2019

August 6, 2019: Dr. Ho's invited talk at the IBC/IBS-CUHK Joint Symposium

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the IBC/IBS-CUHK Joint Symposium held in the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (https://w2.ibc.sinica.edu.tw/bilateral2019/default.aspx).


August 1, 2019: Gavin and Qinru Joined the group

Mr. Gavin Lou joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome, Gavin! Miss Qinru Xiao starts her new position as a PhD student. Welcome back Qinru!


July 15, 2019: Meng Joined the group

Dr. Meng He joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome, Meng!


June 28, 201: GRF Awarded

Dr. Ho received funding support from the Research Grants Council (RGC) under the scheme of General Research Fund (GRF). Congratulations!


June 28, 2019: PhD Award to Dr. Oskar Franch

Oskar was awarded the Kjeld Marcker PhD Award 2019 at the annual meeting of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Aarhus University. Congratulations Oskar!


June 4, 2019: Dr. Ho's invited talk at the Smart Sensors

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the 2019 International Conference on Smart Sensors (ICSS) held in Hsinchu, Taiwan (http://www.icsstw.org/).


April 13, 2019: Dr. Ho's invited talk at IEEE-NEMS

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS).


March 27, 2019: Dr. Ho's invited talk at IADDS

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the International Advanced Drug Delivery Symposium held in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan. Thanks Prof. Hsing-Wen Sung for the invitation.



2018

December 31, 2018: Paper Accepted

Habib's work entitled "Demarcating the membrane damage for the extraction of functional mitochondria" is published by Microsystems & Nanoengineering. Congratulation!


December 2, 2018: Dr. Ho's invited talk at IEEE-Nanomed

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk and serve as the Technical Program Committee member at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering held in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.


November 23, 2018: Dr. Ho's invited talk at ASRTU

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the Sino-Russian ASRTU Symposium on Advanced Materials and Processing Technology, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou. Thanks Prof. Guangzhao Zhang for the invitation.


November 11, 2018: Posters Presented at MicroTAS

Habib and Bruce's abstracts were both accepted by MicroTAS. Congratulation!


October 10, 2018: Dr. Ho's invited talk at HKUST

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at Bioengineering Graduate Program, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Thanks Prof. I-Ming Hsing for the invitation.


September 10, 2018: MSc Students Joined the group

Yujie Wan, Yinghua Ye and Eric Lam joined the group as MSc students. Welcome!


September 6, 2018: Dr. Ho's invited talk at CIOEC

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the China International Optoelectronic Conference (CIOEC) held in Shenzhen.


September 4, 2018: FYP Students Joined the group

Clara Chan, Carrie Hung and Vincent Fok joined the group as FYP students. Welcome!


August 31, 2018: Best Abstract Selected by APCCMI

Oskar's abstract entitled "Detecting Mycobacterial Infection via a Potential New Biomarker: the Activity of Essential Mycobacterial Enzymes," was selected as the Best Abstract for the category "Microbiology, diagnostics & genomics; Virology; Antimicrobial resistance" by the 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection held in Hong Kong, 2018. Congratulations!


August 1, 2018: Guangyao Joined the group

Mr. Guangyao Cheng joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome, Guangyao!


July 16, 2018: Qinru Starts Her New Position

Miss Qinru Xiao starts her new position as a Research Assistant of Shun Hing Fellow. Welcome back Qinru!


July 3, 2018: Exchange Students from Taiwan

You Hsuan Liu, Ting An Wu, Jessie Yang, undergraduate students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, and Chan Min Hsu, an undergraduate from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University, are joining us as summer exchange students. They have received the support from the Office of Academic Links (China) Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students. Congratulations and welcome!


May 26, 2018: Challenge Cup

Hon Son and Bruce's project (under co-supervision with Prof. Chao Wan of SBS) won two awards (first runner up for life sciences and the designated awards in the innovative project category) in the Challenge Cup 2018 (http://www.hkchallengecup.com/). Congratulations!


March 24, 2018: HK X-Tech FYP+ Support

Hon Son and Bruce's project entitled "Development of Capillarised Contractile Cardiac Muscle Chips" (under co-supervision with Prof. Chao Wan of SBS) is selected as one of the 50 winning projects for this year's HKXF FYP+ Supporting Scheme. The winning project will receive 20,000 HKD as financial support for project incubation. Congratulations!!


March 15, 2018: Young Investigator Scholarships

Chen Chang's abstract entitled "Computational Model of Mitochondrial Metabolism and Dynamics in Ageing" is awarded a Young Investigator Scholarships by the YongMito Program. Chen will present his work at the International Mitochondria Meeting for Young Scientists to be held in Kyoto. Congratulations and thanks for joining our effort with Prof. Wei at National Taiwan University!!


February 1, 2018: Proposal Shortlisted

Our proposal entitled "Rapid Diagnostics of Bacterial Pneumonia via On-Chip Digital Detection" is shortlisted by the HKUST-MIT Consortium for the submission as ITSP to the ITC: http://hkust-mit.consortium.ust.hk/new-updates/


January 17, 2018: Highlights of 2017 JMM collections

Our work entitled "Molecular and functional assessment of multicellular cancer spheroids produced in double emulsions enabled by efficient airway resistance based selective surface treatment", published in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM) last year, has been chosen for the 2017 JMM highlights collection. The collection is available online.


January 10, 2018: Priscilla Joined the group

Miss Priscilla Wing Yee LAM joined the group as a MSc student. Welcome, Priscilla!


January 2, 2018: Alex Joined the group

Mr. Alex Shirui Zhao joined the group as a Research Associate of Shun Hing Fellow. Welcome, Alex!



2017

December 14, 2017: Dr. Ho's invited talk at SZRI

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the International Symposium and Workshop on 3D Bioprinting and Regenerative Medicine, held in the Shenzhen Research Institute (SZRI). Thanks Prof. Chao Wan for the invitation.


November 28, 2017: Dr. Ho's invited talk at SYSU

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou. Thanks Prof. Yongmin Chen and Prof. Lixin Liu for the host.


October 1-3, 2017: Visit National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

NCKU invited our team Prof. Megan Yi-Ping HO (BME), Prof. Chao WAN (SBS), Mr. Hon Son OOI (BME UG) and Mr. Bruce PANG (SBS 1st PhD student) to visit the BME Department.


September 29-30, 2017: Hon Son attended EMedic Global held in Taiwan

His project is entitled "Pseudo-Capillarised 3-Dimensional Contractile Cardiac Muscle Chips".


September 4, 2017: FYP Students Joined the group

Miss Mona LO and Sandra SIT joined the group as FYP students. Welcome, ladies!


August 29-31, 2017: Dr. Ho's invited talk at OIST

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the Mini-Symposium: Transformative Measurement Methods and Experiential Approaches for Bacterial Biofilm, held in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Thanks Prof. Amy Shen for the invitation.


August 28, 2017: Qinru Joined the group

Miss Qinru XIAO joined the group as a MSc student. Welcome, Qinru!


August 25, 2017: Poster Presentations

Clara and Carrie presented their internship work at the FoE summer internship poster session. Well done girls!


August 21, 2017: Fuyang Joined the group

Mr. Fuyang QU joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome, Fuyang!


August 18, 2017: Farewell Chen

Peter Chen CHANG is going back to Taiwan. Ciao and see you soon!


August 17, 2017: Dr. Ho's invited talk at NCNST

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. Thanks Prof. Yanlian YANG for the host.


August 14, 2017: Farewell Peter

Peter Ho Hin LEE is departing to the Columbia University. Ciao and good luck to the new stage of your life!


August 1, 2017: Status Change

Mr. Md Habibur Rahman has now officially a PhD student in the group. Congratulations Habib!


July 26, 2017: Hon Son won an Award

Hon Son won the silver award of the ASM Technology Award 2017. Big congrats!


July 10, 2017: Paper Accepted

Dr. Xiao Ma's work is accepted by Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (Molecular and Functional Assessment of Multicellular Cancer Spheroids Produced in Double Emulsions Enabled by Efficient Airway Resistance based Selective Surface Treatment). Congratulations!


July 3, 2017: Exchange Student from Taiwan

Chen CHANG, a master student from Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University, is joining us as a summer exchange student. Chen has received the support from the Office of Academic Links (China) Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students. Congratulations and welcome!


June 30, 2017: General Research Fund

Dr. Ho received funding support from the Research Grants Council (RGC) under the scheme of General Research Fund (GRF). Congratulations!


June 13, 2017: Undergraduate Summer Research Internship

Second year BME undergraduates, Clara Sin Chi CHAN and Carrie Li-Min HUNG, have received the support of the Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Internship programme to undertake research projects in our lab. Congratulations and welcome Clara and Carrie!


June 1, 2017: Summer Interns

Hon Son OOI and Ho Hin LEE joined the lab as summer interns. Welcome!


June 6, 2017: Dr. Ho's invited talk at SIAT

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, the Chinese Academy of Science.


May 24, 2017: Paper Accepted

Dr. Emil Kristoffersen's work is accepted by Nucleic Acids Research (Interlinked DNA nano-circles for measuring topoisomerase II activity at the level of single decatenation events, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx480). Congratulations!


May 15, 2017: Dr. Ho's invited talk at NTU

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University


May 3, 2017: Paper Accepted

Our collaborative work with Aarhus University is accepted by RSC Advances
Isolation of Functional Mitochondria by Inertial Microfluidics - A New Method to Sort Intracellular Organelles from Small Scale Biological Sample, RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 23735 - 23741


April 28, 2017: SHIAE Fund

Dr. Ho received funding support from the Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering (SHIAE). Congratulations!


February 7, 2017: Habib joined the group

Mr. Md Habibur Rahman joined the group as a Research Assistant. Welcome, Habib!



2016

December 29, 2016: Dr. Ho's invited talk at CMUH

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the Department of Neurology, China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan.


December 5, 2016: Dr. Ho's presentation at Lab-on-a-Chip Asia

Dr. Ho presented the group's work at the "Lab-on-a-Chip Asia - Microfluidics, Point of Care Diagnostics & Organ-on-a-Chip" held in Singapore.


November 11, 2016: Dr. Ho's presentation at CUHK

Dr. Ho presented the group's work at the 6th CUHK International Symposium on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.


October 11, 2016: Emil's Defense

Emil successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, "A Study of Designed DNA Nanostructures and their use in Enzyme Activity Detection". Congratulations!


October 9, 2016: Xiao's presentation at MicroTAS

Xiao presented his work at the 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS) held in Dublin, Ireland.


August 15, 2016: Dr. Ho Started the Position at CUHK

Dr. Ho started her new position with the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor.


July 14, 2016: Morten and Oskar presenting in Spain

Morten and Oskar presented their work at the international conference on "Global Challenges In Neglected Tropical Diseases" held at León in Spain.


June 24, 2016: Morten's Defense

Morten successfully defended his master thesis entitled, "Combining DNA Nanosensors and Droplet Microfluidics for Disease Diagnostics via Enzymatic Activity". Congratulations!


June 23, 2016: Anne Kathrine's Defense

Anne Kathrin successfully defended her master thesis entitled, "Simulation and Empirical Validation of Droplet Formation in Microfuidics for 3D Cell Culture". Congratulations!


June 15, 2016: Morten received a travel award

Morten received a travel award from the Oticon Fonden. Congratulations Morten!


June 10, 2016: Oskar's work on Nanoscale

Oskar's work is published on Nanoscale. Congratulations! Link to the article


May 1, 2016: Noemi's work on Particle & Particle Systems Characterization

Noemi's work during her exchange with us is published on Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. Congratulations! Link to the article



2015

November 11, 2015: Morten's work on Nanoscale

Morten's work is published on Nanoscale. Congratulations! Link to the article


October 8, 2015: Morten's poster presentation at BMES

Morten presented his work at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, USA


October 1, 2015: Morten received a travel award

Morten received a travel award from the Oticon Fonden. Congratulations Morten!


September 8, 2015: Morten received a travel award

Morten received a travel award from the Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Congratulations Morten!


August 3, 2015: Talk at the M3 conference

Dr. Ho was invited to give a talk at the 5th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) at Singapore.


April 21, 2015: Emil's work published on Nanoscale

Emil's work is published on Nanoscale. Congratulations! Link to the article


April 8, 2015: Our work is published on Nanoscale

Our work is published on Nanoscale. This is a collaboration with University of Texas at Austin. Link to the article


January 19, 2015: Dr. Xiao Ma joined the group

Dr. Xiao Ma joined our group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!



2014

December 18, 2014: Talk at the National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

Dr. Ho was invited to give a Departmental Seminar at the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan.


September 16, 2014: Talk at the Technion-iNANO workshop

Dr. Ho presented the group's work at the Technion-iNANO workshop entitled "DNA Nanosensors and Microfluidics for Disease Diagnostics".


August 14, 2014: Emil's Oral presentation at ACS

Emil is presenting the group's work at the 2014 ACS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


July 30, 2014: Emil received travel awards

Emil received two student travel awards to attend international meetings Thanks Oticon and Augustinus Fondens. Congratulations Emil!


April 29, 2014: Invited talk at CECAM

Dr. Ho presented the group's work at the CECAM workshop entitled "Intersection of simulative and experimental approaches for the investigation of natural and artificial DNA nanostructures". More information about the CECAM workshop


March 19, 2014: Our work is on ACSNano

Our work is published on ACS Nano. This work is a collaborative work with Duke University. Link to the article


January 29, 2014: Our work is on ACSNano

Our work is published on ACS Nano. This work is a collaborative work with The Pennsylvania State University. Link to the article


January 16, 2014: Award to Dr. Ho

Dr. Ho received a grant from the Arvid Nilssons Fond. Congratulations! More information about Arvid Nilssons Fond



2013

December 23, 2013: Our review is published on Expert Review

Dr. Ho's review article is published on "Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics". This article will be officially published in January. Link to the article


November 4, 2013: Manuscript accepted by RSC Advances

Morten and Alessio's work is accepted by RSC Advances. Congratulations! Link to the accepted manuscript


September 22, 2013: Emil Received a Travel Award!

Emil received a student travel award from Oticon A/S. Congratulations Emil!


September 7, 2013: Oral Presentation at ChinaNANO

Emil presented his work at 2013 ChinaNANO and was recognized as one of the best student oral presentations. Though no official award, nice job Emil!!


June 25, 2013: Our work in ChinaNANO 2013

Our work is accepted as an oral presentation by ChinaNANO. We'll be presenting our REEAD-on-the-Chip platform for malaria detection. Congratulations Emil! Link to the conference site


May 3, 2013: Our work is published on Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics

Our review article is published on "Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics". Nice work, Morten! Link to the article


March 25, 2013: Our work is published on Sensors

Our work is published on Sensors. Congratulations Morten and Emil! Link to the article


March 21, 2013: Our work is published on Biomaterials

Our work is published on Biomaterials. It is a collaborative project with Duke University. Link to the article


January 22, 2013: Our work in MEMS 2013

Our work entitled "Single Cell Enzyme Diagnosis On The Chip" is presented in MEMS 2013. Link to MEMS 2013


January 8, 2013: Group of the month in iNANO

Our group is reported as the group of the month in iNANO. Link to the report



2012

November 30, 2012: Dr. Ho Received a Grant

Dr. Ho received an equipment grant from the Carlsberg Foundation. Congratulations!


November 12, 2012: Dr. Ho Received a Grant

Dr. Ho received a research grant from the Lundbeck Foundation under the category of natural sciences. The aim is to study nucleic acid condensation in small incubators, which will advance our understanding on how biological entities function for fundamental biological sciences and ultimately facilitate the design of next generation gene carriers for unmet clinical needs. More information about the Lundbeck Foundation.


November 7, 2012: Our work is published on ACS Nano

Our work is accepted and published as an ASAP article on ACS Nano. This work represents a step ahead for malaria diagnosis. Click here for more information.


June 15, 2012: Dr. Ho Received a Private Grant

Our project entitled "Probing Cancer from Single Cell" is funded by Karen Elise Jensens Fond. More about Karen Elise Jensens Fond


June 1, 2012: Dr. Ho Started the Position at iNANO

Dr. Ho starts her position with iNANO as an Assistant Professor.