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Grants & Donations

Grants

Ongoing Projects

Awarded in 2022-2023

General Research Fund
Dr. Owen KO (PrincipaI Investigator), Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Investigator), Dr. Bonaventure IP (Co-Investigator)
HKD 1,155,631

Mechanisms of Cognitive Aging Repair via Targeting GLP-1 Signaling

2022/2023
General Research Fund – Early Career Scheme
Dr. Cindy LENG (PrincipaI Investigator)
HKD 1,003,200

Residual Risk of Stroke in Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease under Optimal Medical Treatment: the Role of Underlying Stroke Mechanisms

2022/2023
General Research Fund – Early Career Scheme
Dr. Bonaventure IP (PrincipaI Investigator)
HKD 1,171,919

Impact of COVID-19 Vaccines on Brain Health – a Community-based Study

2022/2023

Awarded in 2021-2022

Innovation and Technology Fund of the Innovation and Technology Commission of Hong Kong - Partnership Research Programme
Dr. Owen KO (Principal Investigator)
HKD 3,921,592

Development and Preclinical Test of Optical Pumping-based Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging for Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases

2022 – 2025
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research Fund
Dr. Owen KO (Principal Investigator)
HKD 911,140

Novel MRI-based Machine Learning Tool to Detect Mild Cognitive Impairment Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

2022 – 2024
National Natural Science Foundation of China - Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau)
Dr. Owen KO (Principal Investigator)
RMB 2,000,000

Anti-aging Effects of GLP-1R Agonism and Companion Non-invasive Diagnostics

2022 – 2024
Collaborative Research Fund
Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 7,214,620

Multi-modal Approaches to Determine Digital Clinical Phenotyping, Novel Proteomic Biomarkers, and Microbiota-host Responses of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, A Prodromal Stage of Alpha-synucleinopathy Neurodegeneration, in a Prospective Family Cohort

2022 - 2025
Collaborative Research Fund
Dr. Owen KO (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 7,883,046

Unveiling Neural Activities through Spatiotemporally Optimized Multiphoton (STOMP) Microscopy

2022 - 2025
Collaborative Research Fund
Prof. Thomas LEUNG (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 3,251,480

Neuropsychiatric ‘Long-COVID’ in Adult Patients

2022

Awarded in 2020-2021

Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research Fund
Dr. Cindy LENG (Principal Investigator), Prof. Thomas LEUNG (Co-Investigator)
HKD 99,965

Impact of Blood Pressure Variations on Focal and Global Cerebral Hemodynamics in Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenosis: A Pilot Study with Patient-specific Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling

2020 - 2022
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research Fund
Dr. Owen KO (Co-Investigator)
HKD 965,803

A Comprehensive Survey on Alpha-Synuclein Pathologies in Colonic Submucosal Biopsies of Prodromal Parkinson’s Disease Patients – An Exploratory Study

2021- 2023
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research Fund
Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Investigator)
HKD 1,104,304

Gut Microbiota in Major Depressive Disorders With and Without Rapid Eye Movement Behavior Disorder: Tracing a Subtype of Depression with Underlying Neurodegeneration

2021- 2024
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research Fund
Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Investigator)
HKD 1,122,120

Neural Correlates of Impulsivity in Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Parkinson’s disease: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Case-Control Study

2021 - 2024
General Research Fund
Dr. Cindy LENG (Principal Investigator), Prof. Thomas LEUNG (Co-Investigator)
HKD 884,770

Progression of Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease: An Interplay between Plaque Morphology and Fluid Dynamics

2020 - 2022
General Research Fund
Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Investigator)
HKD 1,154,476

Progression of Prodromal Markers of α-Synucleinopathy Neurodegeneration in the First-Degree Relatives of Patients with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A 7-Year Prospective Study

2021 - 2024
General Research Fund
Prof. Thomas LEUNG (Co-Investigator)
HKD 462,342

Multisite Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Targeting Motor Network by Mapping Electric Fields with Task-Based fMRI to Promote Hand Function Recovery after Stroke

2020 - 2022
Innovation and Technology Commission - Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Prof. Vincent MOK (Principal Investigator)
HKD 1,338,539.28

Development and Clinical Application of Early Warning Platform for Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease

2021- 2023
Innovation and Technology Commission – Midstream Research Programme for Universities
Dr. Owen KO (Co-Investigator)
HKD 4,699,999

Clearing the Way for Better Tissue Diagnostics - a Midstream Development Project on Accessible Three-dimensional Histology Methods and Platform

2021- 2023
Theme-based Research Scheme
Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 50,000,000

Research and Development of Artificial Intelligence in Extraction and Identification of Spoken Language Biomarkers for Screening and Monitoring of Neurocognitive Disorders

2020 - 2024; T45-407/19N
Collaborative Research Fund
Dr. Owen KO (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 5,586,951

The Role of IL33 in Synaptic Dysfunctions and Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

2020 - 2023
Type C, Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
Dr. Owen KO (Principal Investigator), Prof. Vincent MOK (Co-Investigator)
RMB1,000,000

Development of Novel Therapeutics Drug for Niemann-Pick Disease

2021 - 2023
Hong Kong Neurological Society Research Fund
Prof. Vincent MOK (Principal Investigator), Dr. Karen MA (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 200,000

Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Parkinsonian Syndromes

2021-2023
Hong Kong College of Physicians – Young Investigator Research Grant
Dr. Bonaventure IP (Principal Investigator)
HKD 50,000

Colchicine Use in Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease – a pilot randomized control trial

2021
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Academic Equipment Grant
Dr. Owen KO (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 1,063,000

Construction of a MesoSPIM Light Sheet Microscope

2021
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Academic Equipment Grant
Dr. Owen KO (Co-Principal Investigator)
HKD 625,000

Establishing a Subcellular Spatial Transcriptomics Platform for Neuropsychiatric and Biomedical Research Applications

2020

Donations

List of Donors

2021-2022

Henderson Development Anti-Epidemic Fund

Long-COVID Prevention and Rehabilitation Programme

Lo's Family Charity Fund Limited

Asian Genetic Model for Parkinson’s Disease

Lo's Family Charity Fund Limited

Targeting Hypothalamic GLP-1 Signaling to Reverse Aging

2020-2021

Dr. Au Yeung Kong

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Reducing its Adverse Impacts

Mrs. Dan Yang Wing-man Sophia

A Pilot Study on Glucagon-like peptide-1 Analogue in Preventing Progression of Small Vessel (GAP-SVD)

2019-2020

Sun Hung Kai Properties – Kwoks’ Foundation Limited

SHKP Kwok Brain Health Research Centre

Wei Lun Foundation Limited

CUHK Lee Quo Wei Bioresource for Cerebrovascular Diseases

2018-2019

Emperor Foundation Limited

Epilepsy Research Projects

The T.S. Kwok Foundation

Kwok Tak Seng Centre for Stroke Research and Intervention

Lee Hysan Foundationn

Lee Hysan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences

Seeds Foundation Limited

SEEDS (Screening for Elderly Cognitive Disorders) Study

2017-2018

Ms. Cheung Kam-ling Margaret

Margaret K.L. Cheung Research Centre for Management of Parkinsonism

Ms. Chow Pei-fong Therese

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia

Seeds Foundation Limited

SEEDS (Screening for Elderly Cognitive Disorders) Study

Wei Lun Foundation Limited

CUHK Lee Quo Wei Bioresource for Cerebrovascular Diseases

2016-2017

Ms. Chow Pei-fong Therese

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia

The S.H. Ho Foundation Limited

Care for Dementia Caregivers (CDC) Program

The S.H. Ho Foundation Limited

Transcranial Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Other Treatment for Post-Stroke Dysphagia

The T.S. Kwok Foundation

Kwok Tak Seng Centre for Stroke Research and Intervention

2015-2016

Ms. Chow Pei-fong Therese

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia

The S.H. Ho Foundation Limited

Vasoactive and Hemodynamic Effects of Acupressure, Exercise and Counterpulsation on Stroke Patients and Normal Subjects

The T.S. Kwok Foundation

Kwok Tak Seng Centre for Stroke Research and Intervention

Wei Lun Foundation Limited

CUHK Lee Quo Wei Bioresource for Cerebrovascular Diseases