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HKBU researcher awarded Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Science and Technology Plan Project (Category C) 2024


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We are excited to share the amazing news that Professor Zhang Ge, Associate Dean (Research) of Chinese Medicine from the HKBU School of Chinese Medicine, has been awarded an impressive sum of RMB 3 million, the maximum funding provided from the latest Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Science and Technology Plan Project (Category C).

Professor Zhang’s exceptional awarded project was titled “Role of sclerostin structural loop3 in bone formation reduction and site-specific arterial stiffness increase under simulated weightlessness”. It aims to provide a precise molecular target that is safe for the cardiovascular system to combat bone loss due to weightlessness in space. It intends to support the development of innovative drugs (cardiovascular-safe sclerostin inhibitors) with China’s independent intellectual property rights, intending to ensure astronauts’ bone and cardiovascular health in China's plan of a manned lunar landing by 2030.

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Science and Technology Plan Project is managed by the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission (SZSTI). SZSTI is the main administrative department for science and technology in Shenzhen. It coordinates and oversees the development of scientific and technological advancements and the construction of innovation capabilities. It is responsible for promoting the construction of Shenzhen's independent innovation system and managing major national and provincial scientific technological projects and significant programmes. 

We would like to extend congratulations to Professor Zhang again, for his remarkable contributions and achievements in advancing the frontiers of research.