Chinese medicine PhD students grab half the Dragon Culture TCM Scholarships won by HK students
11 Nov 2015
Marcus Gadau and Liang Chao, two PhD students of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM), were presented the Dragon Culture TCM Scholarship from the Dragon Culture Charity Fund in recognition of their excellence in and passion for research on Chinese medicine. They are two of the four Scholarship recipients in Hong Kong for 2015.
Marcus won the Scholarship for his research entitled “Study of acupuncture treatment for lateral elbow pain in an international collaborative setting” while Liang Chao was awarded the Scholarship for his research entitled “Aptamer-functionalised lipid nanoparticles targeting osteoblasts as a novel RNA interference-based bone anabolic strategy”. Both of them felt honoured to be presented with the Scholarship and were delighted that the Charity Fund recognised their research endeavours. Marcus thanked his principal supervisor Dr Zhang Shiping and his co-supervisor Professor Bian Zhaoxiang for their guidance in his research while Liang Chao expressed sincere gratitude to his principal supervisor Dr Zhang Ge and co-supervisor Professor Lu Aiping.
Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of SCM, said that HKBU attaches great importance to postgraduate education and SCM has made considerable progress in facilitating the development of research postgraduate students. The School has nurtured outstanding postgraduate students, with many of them winning awards in international conferences. Professor Lu expressed his hope for the School to further strengthen its ties with the Dragon Culture Charity Fund and join hands to promote and advance the development Chinese medicine, an important component of Chinese culture.
The scholarship presentation ceremony also marked the establishment of the Graduate Student Association of SCM, HKBU, whose formation was initiated by the postgraduate students of the School. The Association aims to serve as a platform for exchanges among postgraduate students as well as to foster friendship, learning culture and scholarship among the postgraduate community.