About HKCeND

To serve as a hub for advanced research in neurodegenerative diseases towards developing innovative diagnostics and therapeutics

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HKCeND, building on the pioneering work of HKUST’s State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, is established under the Health@InnoHK cluster focusing on healthcare-related technologies, including drug discovery, personalized medicine, molecular diagnostics, bioinformatics, vaccine development, etc.

Vision

  • To serve as a hub for advanced research in neurodegenerative diseases towards developing innovative diagnostics and therapeutics

 

Mission

  • To elucidate the pathological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases

  • To identify novel disease-associated targets

  • To determine the risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases

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Our Team

Our Team is strongly committed to the project’s success.

Center Director

  • Prof. Nancy Ip, Morningside Professor of Life Science, HKUST.

Principal Investigator

  • Prof. John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience, Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Diseases, UCL.

  • Prof. Thomas Rando, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford.

  • Prof. Tony Wyss-Coray, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford.

  • Prof. Yung Hou Wong, Chair Professor of Life Science, HKUST.

  • Prof. Zhenguo Wu, Professor of Life Science, HKUST.

  • Prof. Kai Liu, Cheng Associate Professor of Science, HKUST.

  • Prof. Tom Cheung, SH Ho Associate Professor of Life Science, HKUST.

  • Prof. Jiguang Wang, Padma Harilela Associate Professor of Life Science, HKUST.

  • Prof. Danny Leung, Assistant Professor of Life Science, HKUST.