Hong Kong’s main applied R&D institute to present latest technology projects

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, or ASTRI, will be introducing its latest technology projects at the 2012 ASTRI Industry and University Consultation Forum, an event that is held annually to facilitate collaborations and partnerships with industry and academia. The events will take place on September 5th in Hong Kong, and September 19th in Shenzhen. Workshops will cover projects from all 6 research groups, i.e. Communications Technologies, Enterprise & Consumer Electronics, IC Design, Material & Packaging Technologies, Bio-Medical Electronics, and the interdisciplinary Exploratory Research Laboratory. Please refer to the project list for a complete overview of projects per group.

ASTRI was established in 2000 by the Hong Kong SAR government as Hong Kong’s main applied R&D institute. It serves as R&D partner for companies in Hong Kong, mainland China and other parts of the world. Technology developed by ASTRI can be transferred in the form of service contracts, technology licenses or other forms of partnership.

Science & Technology Officer Han Wesseling, based in Guangzhou, will participate in the event. Please check back after September 5th for more updates.

Check out more details or register online here.

Hong Kong research team opens up new directions for SCAs treatment

A research team led by Prof. Chan of the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has just published findings that could enable new therapeutic directions for the treatment of spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), a genetic disorder that causes deterioration of the cerebellum. According to the CUHK press release, the team has “unveiled the role played by the ‘nucleolar stress signalling pathway’ in the currently incurable disease, spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), opening up new therapeutic directions for SCAs treatment at the RNA level. The work was recently published in one of the most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A.”.

Read the full article on the CUHK website.