LAB NEWS

June 1, 2022

Feb 28, 2022

Aug 22, 2021

Aug 19, 2021

July 1, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

Jun. 17, 2020

Our project on lipid metabolism is funded by HMRF grant from Food and Health Bureau
Project number: 09201426; "Branched chain fatty acids (BCFAs) and SCARB1: elucidating the molecular mechanisms of BCFA metabolism and the health impact of high-BCFA diet”.

Our systematic studies on the role of Hox genes in regulating terminal neuronal fate specification in the C. elegans nervous system is published at PLoS Genetics.

Dr. Zheng is awarded the NSFC Excellent Young Scientist Fund.

Our paper on the function of bacterial amyloid fiber curli in the bacteria-host interaction during neurodegeneration is published at PNAS. Congrats to Dr. Chenyin Wang, who led the study. (see press release: link1, link2, link3)

Our team is awarded a GRF grant from RGC on "Understanding the genomic basis for intraspecific and interspecific variation in neuronal differentiation"; project number: 17107021.

Our collaborative project with Prof. Xiang David Li at HKU chemistry on "Investigating protein homeostasis during neuronal development and aging through cell-specific proteomics and interactomics” is funded by RGC CRF scheme (C7026-20G).

Our work on the negative role of chaperones in regulating microtubule stability and neuronal differentiation is published on Development. (see press release: link1, link2, link3)

Apr. 1, 2020

Our project on neurodgenerative disease is funded by HMRF grant from Food and Health Bureau

Project number: 07183186; "Bacteria-host interaction in Parkinson’s disease: identifying neuroprotective microbial metabolites against α-synuclein-mediated proteotoxicity” 

Oct. 16, 2019

Dr. Zheng is interviewed by South China Morning Post to comment on genetic testing and its interpretation (podcast: link1; article: link2)

Sep. 1, 2019

We got the first RGC grant (Early Career Scheme); 
Project number: 27104219; "Novel regulators of microtubule stability in neuronal outgrowth and axon regeneration."

Nov. 1, 2018

Zheng lab opens its door at 4/F South Wing of the Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building on the main campus of The University of Hong Kong.