4 July 2024

Results of GRF/ECS 2024–25


The Research Grants Council (RGC) announced the funding results of the General Research Fund (GRF) and the Early Career Scheme (ECS) for 2024/25 on 27 June 2024. In this round, five research projects led by faculty members of the Department of Neuroscience (NS) were awarded funding, totaling over HK$7.3 million after a rigorous review process.

Awarded Projects

Principal Invigilator (PI) Project Title
Prof. Jessica A. Liu Elucidating the role of glycolytic metabolism in dorsal root ganglion development
Prof. Qiang Liu Decoding olfaction in C. elegans with integrated cellular and circuit modeling
Prof. Kwok On Lai Investigate the impact of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis related FUS mutation on the synaptic connections of human brain neurons through transplantation of induced pluripotent neural stem cells
Prof. C. H. Eddie Ma Elucidating the novel roles of histamine H4 receptor in traumatic optic neuropathy and as a therapeutic target for glaucoma
Prof. Jufang He Roles of cholecystokinin in the plasticity of GABAergic and Glutamatergic synapses in the basolateral amygdala

The Department would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to our colleagues. We are deeply grateful to all faculty staff for their invaluable contributions in submitting high-caliber proposals during this recent round.

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