The PBB Lab Research

The signature of life are dynamic, i.e., living cells constantly alter their phenotypes and create specific functions in response to both intracellular and extracellular environments. To this end, the development of advanced imaging and sensing tools (at different length and time scales) becomes crucial for biology and medicine nowadays.and sensing tools (at different length and time scales) becomes crucial for biology and medicine nowadays.

    Main Directions    


1) developing high precision sensing techniques (e.g., quantum sensing through optically detected magnetic resonance; atomic force microscopy; optical tweezer and magnetic tweezer), combined with advanced optical methods (e.g., super-resolution imaging technique); 


2) developing the state-of-the-art smart responsive biosensors (e.g., hybrid quantum sensors); 


3) studying bio-related issues such as Bio-magnetism, Bio-mineralization and Bio-mechanics both in vitro and in vivo.

    Research Projects    


Principal Investigator, Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF): Platform Projects of the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP), 01/01/2020-31/12/2022.


Principal Investigator, HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) Early Career Scheme (ECS), 01/2020-12/2022.


Principal Investigator, University Grants Committee (UGC) Research Matching Grant Scheme (RMGS), 2019.


Principal Investigator, HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF), 01/2018-12/2020.


Principal Investigator, COVID-19 Action Seed Funding, Faculty of Engineering, HKU, 2020.


Principal Investigator, Dean Fund for T&L Initiatives, Faculty of Engineering, HKU, 2019.


Principal Investigator, University Research Committee Small Equipment Grant, HKU, 01/04/2019-31/03/2022.


Principal Investigator, Seed Fund for Translational and Applied Research, HKU, 01/01/2019-30/06/2020.


Principal Investigator, Seed Fund for Basic Research for New Staff , HKU, 01/11/2018-31/10/2020.


Principal Investigator, Start-up Fund, Faculty of Engineering and Department of Electrical 

and Electronic Engineering, HKU, 2018-2021


The University of Hong Kong

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