HKBU researchers receive grants from Collaborative Research Fund 

Friday, 13 January 2023

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(From left) Professor Xia Yiji, Professor Qiu Jianwen, Dr Gao Meng and Dr Tian Liang have received funding from the Collaborative Research Fund.


Four HKBU researchers have been awarded grants by the Collaborative Research Fund launched by the Research Grants Council. Two of them received the Collaborative Research Project Grant and the other two received the Young Collaborative Research Grant, securing a total of over HK$ 17.3 million in funding for their cross-disciplinary or cross-institutional projects in various fields.

The HKBU scholars who received the grants include:

Collaborative Research Project Grant

Professor Qiu Jianwen, Professor and Associate Head, Department of Biology

Proposal title: Genomic Insights into Environmental Adaptation and Diversity of Deep-sea Siboglinidae

Professor Xia Yiji, Chair Professor and Head, Department of Biology

Proposal title: NAD capping of RNA: mechanism and functions

Young Collaborative Research Grant

Dr Gao Meng, Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Proposal title: Climate- and environment-conscious urban growth in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA): solutions and co-benefits

Dr Tian Liang, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Proposal title: A novel TCM-based network pharmacology framework to human diseases and drug-disease relationship