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Congratulations to Professor Lo again!

2017-12-23 12:52:00

We are proud to announce that Professor Lo Yuk Ming, Dennis, one of our distinguished old boys, was presented an Outstanding Achievements Award of the 11th annual WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards earlier this month on 9 December in recognition of his unprecedented accomplishment in the field of biochemistry.

The WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards, supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC, are presented to outstanding scientists whose research are helping the world to better understand disease and find more effective cures. Of all the 20 prize-winning scientists, Prof. Lo, also known as 'the father of non-invasive prenatal test', was the only scholar from Hong Kong this year.

The non-invasive Down syndrome test developed by Prof. Lo and his team at CUHK has been widely adopted in many countries and was used by 4 million pregnant women in China in 2017. Prof. Lo, being the only Hong Kong scientist, was also listed the "Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2016" recently by the authoritative scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, showing that his research was very widely cited in the past five years (2012-2016) and his published works are making great impact in the field.

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