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HKU study reveals the hidden fight within corals
Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong are working to understand how the coral symbiosis may respond to global warming through changes in their microbiome, specifically their symbiotic algae. Using a newly developed method they revealed , which may be a determining factor in the sucthe metabolic function of algae changes in response to competition with other speciescess or failure of certain host-symbiont combinations.
HKU receives Gold Level Campus Award for Exercise is Medicine on Campus three years in a row
For the third consecutive year The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been awarded the prestigious Gold Level Campus Award by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as part of the global Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) recognition program.
HKU FinTech Indices reveal a positive outlook for 2020-21 despite negative impact from COVID-19 and protests
The HKU FinTech Index Series Project published the second-year Hong Kong FinTech Growth Index (FGI) and the 2020Q1 Hong Kong FinTech Buzz Index (FBI) to gauge local FinTech companies’ outlook and the general sentiment on the sector as reported by the local press.
Professor Vivian W W Yam receives the prestigious Porter Medal 2020
Professor Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy, and Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been bestowed with the prestigious The Porter Medal 2020.The Porter Medal is awarded every two years to the scientist who, in the opinion of the European Photochemistry Association, the Inter-American Photochemistry Society, and the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association, has contributed most to the subject of Photochemistry.
HKU-codeveloped automated laser-scanning ‘hunter drone’ seeks out fossils, minerals and biological targets
Science fiction has machine-intelligent hunter drones and they have now become science fact with a new HKU-codeveloped autonomous ‘hunter drone’ that seeks out targets at night using a scanning laser.This technique - Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence (LSF) - was codeveloped at HKU and has been highly successful in palaeontology, making fossil bones glow and revealing otherwise invisible details like skin and cartilage. The application of LSF to an aerial system is possible because of the laser’s ability to project over great distances with little loss in power.