CHENG Laboratory Epigenetics and Therapeutics in Immuno-Oncology

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2024

Lab's New Year feast(開年飯) Gathering Marks a Joyful Start to 2024 at Chung Chi College Staff Canteen

Cheng’s lab gathered at Chung Chi College Staff Canteen on Feb 26,2024 to celebrate the beginning of a new year together. Filled with laughter, conversations, and delectable food, the event provided an opportunity for team members to strengthen bonds and foster a sense of unity.

Prof. Alfred S.L. Cheng were invited as the speakers at the Faculty Strategic Workshop 2024 organised by the Faculty of Medicine of CUHK held on 27 Jan 2024.

Prof. Alfred S.L. Cheng, Professor, Dr. Ann S.N. Lau, Associate Director (Undergraduate Education) and Dr. Christopher Y.H. See, Lecturer of the School of Biomedical Sciences were invited as the speakers and moderator at the Faculty Strategic Workshop 2024 organised by the Faculty of Medicine of CUHK held on 27 Jan 2024 at the CUHK Medical Centre.

Farewell to Dr. Xiong Zhewen, recognizing a brilliant researcher's next chapter

It is with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to Dr. Xiong Zhewen, a remarkable member of our lab, as she embarks on an exciting new chapter in her academic career at Stanford University.

Farewell and best wishes to Willis as he embarks on veterinary journey!

We expressed heartfelt appreciation for Willis’s significant efforts and extended their best wishes as he embarks on his journey to become a veterinarian!

2023

Spreading Holiday Cheer! Christmas Gift Exchange with Zhou Lab and Tong Lab

Tis the season to be jolly! Dec. 21 2023, Prof. Cheng, Prof. Zhou and Prof. Tong’s lab gathered together to exchange presents, expressing appreciation and strengthening the bonds that make our team thrive. This beloved annual tradition brings together lab members in a joyous celebration, fostering a sense of camaraderie, gratitude, and goodwill.

Prof. Alfred Cheng and team have won a NSFC-RGC grant on a novel cancer immunotherapeutic approach

The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) recently announced the funding results of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/RGC Joint Research Scheme (JRS) and Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS). The JRS is funding 10 projects at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), while the CRS is funding two. Among the eight University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded universities, CUHK is the leader in the number of projects funded by the JRS and the total number funded by both schemes.

CUHK Emeritus Professor CHO Chi Hin, along with Prof. CHAN Leung Franky and Prof. CHENG Sze-lok Alfred from CUHK SBS and other experts take Part in an Insightful Visit to South Sichuan Institute of Translational Medicine

CUHK Emeritus Professor CHO Chi Hin, the Honorary Director of South Sichuan Institute of Translational Medicine (SSITM), along with Prof. CHAN Leung Franky and Prof. CHENG Sze-lok Alfred from CUHK SBS and other experts, visited the SSITM in November 2023.

Celebrating the Graduation of Dr. Liang Zhixian and Dr. Chen Shufen

We are delighted to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Liang Zhixian and Dr. Chen Shufen on their successful graduation. Their remarkable achievements and dedication have been truly inspiring, and we are immensely proud to have been a part of their academic journey.

Lab Members Presenting at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Cancer Association

Lab members Dr. Yang Weiqin, Dr. Tu Yalin, with Prof. Alfred Cheng recently attended the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Cancer Association, held at Pacifico Yokohama from September 21st to September 23rd.

Welcome new RAP Steffi, PhD student Baoyi and Xiaoyu, Research intern Charmanie joining us!

The new semester has begun and we are thrilled to welcome our new lab members! We are looking forward to working with them on exciting projects and discoveries that will advance our field.

Bid farewell to Dr. Zhong Chengpeng

After three years of fruitful collaboration, our lab bids farewell to Dr. Zhong Chengpeng, a visiting scholar from the Renji hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

中大破解肝癌免疫耐藥機制 配合新免疫療法能有效消除癌細胞

中文大學醫學院破解肝癌的免疫耐藥機制,再配合新的免疫療法,能有效消除癌細胞。

Prof. Alfred Cheng Sze-lok’s research team uncovers the keys for liver cancer adaptation to immunotherapy, pioneering new combination therapy in a Phase II clinical trial

Liver cancer remains one of the most common cancers in the world. Recent research from CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine has discovered how liver cancer cells adapt to immunotherapy, the most advanced therapy for cancer patients.

Welcome our summer interns

Welcome our summer research interns, Michelle and Sunnie! They will contribute to our project “Characterization of novel immuno-oncology drug candidates for cancer immunotherapy” and experience biomedical research in a practical and hands-on environment.

Joint CUHK-GZHMU Lab Meeting on 3D Genome

We are happy to have Prof. WANG Jia and his team for a visit and academic communication. We organized a Joint CUHK-GZHMU Lab Meeting on 3D Genome on 28th April.

2022

Prof. Cheng was invited to deliver educational lecture for VIVA Education Webinar

Prof. Cheng was invited to deliver educational lecture for VIVA Education Webinar entitled Gut Microbiome and Effects of Cancer Therapy.