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HKBU chemists win overseas lectureship awards

2018.11.28

The efforts made by Dr Ken Leung (left) and Dr Lee Chi-sing are recognised by the award committees.

Associate Professors from the Department of Chemistry won the Asian Core Program and Advanced Research Network Lectureship awards at the 13th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia. The event was held in Bangkok, Thailand in early November.

Dr Ken Leung delivered a presentation entitled “Responsive Rotaxane Dendrimers for Anti-Cancer Drug Encapsulation and Active Release”. He is invited to deliver a series of lectures during a one-week visit to Taiwan in 2019. Dr Leung’s research focuses on the development of macromolecular machines for anti-cancer drug delivery inside the human body.

Dr Lee Chi-sing delivered his presentation, which was entitled “Isodon Diterpenoids: Collective Synthesis and Multilevel Bio-evaluation”. He is invited to deliver a series of lectures during a one-week visit to South Korea in 2019. Dr Lee’s research focuses on the synthesis and biological study of natural products such as plants. It is hoped that its application will speed up drug production.