Press Release

Three HKBU scientists receive funding from NSFC/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) and NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme (JRS) 2022/23

2022.11.17

Congratulations to three academic staff members from the Faculty of Science, HKBU, who have been awarded over HK$5.79 million from National Natural Science Foundation of China/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) and National Natural Science Foundation of China/RGC Joint Research Scheme (JRS) in 2022/23 in recognition of their remarkable scientific research achievements.

 

Professor XIA Yiji, Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Biology, has secured the funding for his NSFC/RGC CRS project on “Understanding the Molecular Mechanism Linking mRNA Decay and Capping with Post-transcriptional Gene Silencing”. The award amount is HK$3,549,200 covering a period of 48 months.

 

Dr ZHU Xunjin, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry, and Professor LIU Jiming, Associate Vice-President (Research Development), Dean of Science and Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science, have been granted the funding for their NSFC/RGC JRS projects respectively on “Synthesis of Novel Conducting Metal Organic Frameworks for Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to C2+ Fuels” (HK$1,244,750, 48 months), and “Multi-scale Spatio-temporal Modeling, Learning, and Inference Methods for Complex Infectious Disease Systems” (HK$995,800, 48 months).

 

About the Schemes

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) aims to support larger-scale collaborative research across disciplines and/or across universities in the Mainland and Hong Kong, with a view to enhancing research output and impact on both sides. It will initially operate on a three-year pilot basis.

 

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme (JRS) aims to promote collaboration between researchers/research teams in Hong Kong and the Mainland on the basis of complementing the existing strengths of both sides.