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Professor Maurice Benayoun, in the School of Creative Media (SCM) and a renowned artist, theorist and curator in media art, has been working on the “MindSpaces HK - Responsive Neuro-design for Urbanism, Architecture and Interior Design” project with interactive exhibitions to consider social, innovation and technology challenges in a different way.
To protect the marine ecological environment and facilitate the sustainable development of the marine economy in Hong Kong, a CityU-led marine research team has developed a new aquaculture technique by establishing a floating, indoor weatherproof fish farm with a seawater recirculating system to replace conventional fish rafts.
New medicines can save and improve lives, but drug discovery is an extremely long and expensive process. One of the top scientists at CityU is developing an integrated system based on his internationally recognised, award-winning biochip technology, with the aim of providing a novel drug-screening tool with greatly reduced drug development time and cost.
A joint research team co-led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a new soft tactile sensor with skin-comparable characteristics. Their research provided new insight into tactile sensor design and could contribute to various applications in the robotics field, such as smart prosthetics and human-robot interaction.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s leading killer. To address this health challenge, Professor Zhang Yuanting, Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering at CityU, is leading a health engineering team to develop ground-breaking health technologies, from wearable sensing devices to artificial-intelligence (AI)-based early diagnostic and monitoring systems.
An international research team, including a biomedical scientist from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has developed a high-throughput biological assay technique which enabled them to conduct a systematic analysis on the impact of nearly 100,000 genetic variants on the binding of transcription factors to DNA.
Given the rapidly ageing population and an overstretched public healthcare system in Hong Kong, a CityU-led interdisciplinary team comprised of experts from various institutions has offered a new perspective on healthcare system monitoring and management in a big data environment.
While the world is still trying to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, Professor Dirk Pfeiffer, Chow Tak Fung Chair Professor of One Health at the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences (JCC) and Director of the Centre for Applied One Health Research and Policy Advice (OHRP), warned that the next pandemic could be even worse.
Big-data research led by an expert on veterinary medicine and infectious diseases at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has found that although more than 80% of cats in Australia were desexed, only a fraction have had surgery before reaching puberty, thus creating a “pregnancy gap”. To close this gap and prevent unwanted litters, it is recommended that the age of desexing is before four months.
Research co-led by academics at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered that the phenomenon of human self-organisation known as synchronisation forms spontaneously to avoid inter-person collisions when the safety distance between pedestrians seems insufficient. The findings provided insights in preventing pedestrian synchronisation-induced wobbling effect in structures, ensuring pedestrian and transportation safety.