22 Jul 2013 (Monday)

HKBU to establish Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis
浸大成立「環境與生物分析國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室」


The University received approval from The Ministry of Science and Technology of China to establish the “Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (Hong Kong Baptist University)”
大學獲國家科學技術部批准,成立「環境與生物分析國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室(香港浸會大學)」。

HKBU recently received approval from The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China to establish the “Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (Hong Kong Baptist University)”. This is the University’s first partner state key laboratory (PSKL) and it will play a significant role in enhancing exchange and cooperation between HKBU and the Mainland.

 

HKBU was recommended by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government to apply for establishing a PSKL. After evaluating HKBU’s application, MOST granted HKBU PSKL status. MOST was of the view that HKBU’s research standard in environmental and biological analysis has reached the relevant requirements of a PSKL and thus granted approval to the University to establish the “Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (HKBU)” as a partner laboratory to the “State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Eco-toxicology” on the Mainland.

 

Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, was delighted that the University was granted PSKL status. He said: “The decision of MOST signifies that our research standard has been affirmed and recognised. It is not only an honour for HKBU but also a great encouragement to the University community. We will continue to pursue excellence and creativity in our scientific research and make use of this new platform to enhance the academic exchange and research collaboration with the Mainland to make a contribution to the nation and the world in the areas of environmental and biological analysis.”

 

The PSKL is an interdisciplinary research platform focusing on three correlated fields, namely environmental science, biological science and material science. The laboratory will promote novel analytical fundamental research and develop new analytical instruments/facilities and methods for life science research, with persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which affect environment, food safety and public health, as the first targeted research object. The major research areas are environmental analysis, toxicology and human health; integration of proteomics and metabolomics for POPs-related disease and human health protection; and biosensing, bioimaging and their applications in POPs-associated diseases and human health protection.

 

The PSKL has a multidisciplinary research team from environmental, biological and material sciences. The team consists of Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), awardees under the national “Thousand-Talent Plan”, chair professors from the national Chang-Jiang Scholar Programme, Distinguished Young Scientists selected by the National Science Foundation, chair professors and professors of HKBU, etc. The director of PSKL is Professor Cai Zongwei, Distinguished Young Scholar and Chair Professor of HKBU. Key members include Professor Jiang Guibin (CAS Academician and University Fellow of HKBU), Professor Zhang Yukui (CAS Academician and Advisory Board member of Department of Chemistry in HKBU), Professor Raymond Wong, Professor Tang Leihan, Professor Michael Yang (City University of Hong Kong), Professor Guo Lianghong (CAS), Professor Chan Wing-hong, Professor Wang Hailin (CAS), Professor Ricky M.S. Wong, Professor Chris Wong, Professor Martin Choi, Professor Ken Yung, Dr. Xia Yiji, Dr. Shi Jue, Dr. Kelvin Leung, Dr. Li Hung-wing and Dr. Edmond Ma.



香港浸會大學最近獲國家科學技術部批准,成立「環境與生物分析國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室(香港浸會大學)」。這是浸大首所國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室,對於促進浸大與內地之間的科技交流和合作有重要意義。

 

浸大獲香港特別行政區政府創新科技署推薦,申請設立國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室,經國家科學技術部評審後,最後獲批設立「國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室」的殊榮。科學技術部認為浸大在環境與生物分析的研究水平,已達到國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室的相關要求,同意浸大建設「環境與生物分析國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室(香港浸會大學)」,作為內地「環境化學與生態毒理學國家重點實驗室」的夥伴實驗室。

 

校長陳新滋教授對該校獲批設立國家重點實驗室夥伴實驗室表示欣喜,他說:「國家科學技術部的決定,表示浸大的科研水平得到肯定和認同,這不但是浸大的殊榮,也是對大學同人的莫大激勵,我們一定會繼續在科研上追求卓越和創新,並藉此新平台,加強與內地的學術交流和研究合作,在環境與生物分析研究方面為國家和世界作出貢獻。」

 

夥伴實驗室將圍繞國家重大戰略需求與社會發展需要,聚焦三個重大研究方向,通過與生物科學、環境科學和材料科學等交叉與滲透,瞄準分析化學學科前沿,提出分析測試新原理,建立分析測試新方法、新技術,研製新型檢測儀器或裝置。實驗室將以與環境和食品安全、人類健康和疾病相關的持久性有機污染物 (POPs) 為主要研究對象。主要研究內容包括環境多介質中POPs的分析和毒理研究、蛋白質組學及代謝組學分析平台的建立和POPs對人類健康和疾病的研究,以及生物傳感及生物成像方法的建立及其在人類健康和疾病研究的應用。

 

夥伴實驗室擁有一支以環境、生物、材料等多學科的隊伍,成員包括中國科學院院士、國家「千人計劃」入選者、國家長江學者講座教授、國家傑出青年基金獲得者和浸大講座教授、教授等。實驗室主任由曾經榮獲國家傑出青年基金的浸大化學系講座教授蔡宗葦教授擔任。主要科研人員包括江桂斌教授 (中科院及浸大院士)、張玉奎教授 (中科院院士及浸大化學系諮詢委員會委員)、黃維揚教授、湯雷翰教授、楊夢甦教授 (城大)、郭良宏教授 (中科院)、陳永康教授、汪海林教授 (中科院)、黃文成教授、黃港住教授、蔡明發教授、翁建霖教授、夏亦薺博士、史珏博士、梁士賢博士、李紅榮博士和馬迪龍博士。

   
 

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