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14 Oct 2021
A collaborative team led by Prof. Hongbin Liu, an affiliated member of Hong Kong Branch of the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou), discovered distinct interaction effects of global warming and anthropogenic input on two common microalgae in Pearl River Estuary (PRE). By analyzing an 18-year monthly monitoring dataset (2000– 2017) in PRE, this team shows that the ratio between diatom and dinoflagellate (dino) has been nearly doubled in this area over the past two decades. The result indicates that the abundance of diatom may be due to the change of nutrient composition in the PRE, arising from the increasing anthropogenic input and global warming. The research model sheds light on prediction and even prevention of future blooms. The research findings have been published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology in May 2021. Read more
06 Aug 2021

Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian met the Director and Vice-President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre

Date: 6 August 2021 (Friday)
Venue: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
02 Aug 2021

Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian met the Representatives of Environmental Protection Department

Date: 2 August 2021 (Monday)
Venue: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
29 Jul 2021

Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian met the Acting President & Secretary- General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association

Date: 29 July 2021 (Thursday)
Venue: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
30 Jul 2021
Recently, a collaborative research team led by Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian (Director) and Professor Jianwen Qiu (Area 3 task leader) of the Hong Kong Branch of the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou), worked together to unlock genomic secrets of gutless deep-sea tubeworm for the first time, through integrated genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses, shedding light on nutritional complementarity and biomaterial production. The research findings have been published in the international academic journal Molecular Biology and Evolution and The ISME Journal, respectively. Read more