CUHK-Monash University Alliance in Medical Education and Research

On 17 May 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed regarding the exchange of PhD students between our two Faculties of Medicine, with the aim of fostering academic research, and followed by the establishment of the CUHK-Monash Alliance as a transnational integrated collaboration to co-develop and co-invest in thematic areas of shared excellence in medical education and research. The synergistic collaborations are expected to lead to the development of high impact research programs and innovative medical education platforms.

Formed between the two Medical Faculties, the Alliance aims to generate collaborative research enterprises that will have long-term, significant impact on biomedical, health research and education for both institutions. Initially, the research initiatives will be focused on Translational Medicine:

  • Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Innovative Medical Devices

Specifically, the CUHK Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) will partner with Monash’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) in the area of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, and the CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine will partner with Monash’s Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) to focus on Medical Engineering.

Projects led by CUHK

The role of histone demethylases in brain aging and age-related diseases

CUHK Supervisor: Cynthia Jiang
Monash Supervisor: Tobias Merson
Student: Lin Gao(Commenced on 1 Aug 2017)

Understanding and controlling how T cells modulate cardiac muscle regeneration

CUHK Supervisor: Kathy Lui
Monash Supervisor: Mikaël Martino
Student: Di Liu (Commenced on 1 Jan 2017)

3D Printing of Supramolecular geletin hydrogels for tissue engineering applications

CUHK Supervisor: Liming Bian
Monash Supervisor: Laurence Meagher

Mechanisms of germline stem cell maturation and ageing

CUHK Supervisor: Tin-Lap Lee
Monash Supervisor: Robin Hobbs
Student: Annie Wing-Tung Lee (Commenced on 1 Aug 2017)

Key messages:

• Identified the genomic targets of Tet3 in spermatogonial stem cell development and aging.
• Key factors contributed to the transcriptional regulation of Tet3.
• Graph

Role of lncRNA H19 in Musculoskeletal development and repair

CUHK Supervisor: Gang Li
Monash Supervisor: Peter Currie
Student: Hai-Xing Wang (Commenced on 1 Aug 2017)