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Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme - List of Funded Projects for 2013/14

Project No. Project Title Hong Kong Partner / Institution German Partner / Institution Funding Period (year) 1st Year Amount
by RGC (HK$)
2nd Year Amount
by RGC (HK$)
G-CityU101/13 Probe cell locomotion mechanism and control cell migration using robot-aided optical manipulation tools Prof Dong Sun / CityU Prof Sergej Fatikow / University of Oldenburg 2 44,800 44,800
G-CUHK404/13 Functional Characterization of Protein Sorting Machinery in the Golgi and the Trans-Golgi Network Prof Liwen Jiang / CUHK Dr Peter Pimpl / Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen 2 44,800 44,800
G-CUHK405/13 A Comparison of Carbon Storage in Coastal Wetland Soils between Hong Kong and Germany
Prof Derrick Yuk-fo Lai / CUHK Prof Glatzel Stephan / University of Rostock 2 44,800 44,800
G-CUHK406/13 Concepts of Rationality: Challenges of Reason in Cross-Cultural Perspective Prof Chong-fuk Lau / CUHK Prof Michael N Forster / University of Bonn 2 24,200 24,200
G-CUHK409/13 Role of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channels in Mediating Cardiotrophin-1-induced Cardiac Differentiation in Embryonic Stem Cells Prof Faye Suk-ying Tsang / CUHK Prof Heinrich Sauer / University of Giessen 2 14,300 14,300
G-PolyU503/13 Effectiveness of International Treaties and Domestic Laws in Regulating Vessel Emissions and Discharges Dr Ling Zhu / PolyU Dr Henning Jessen / University of Hamburg 2 27,800 27,800
G-PolyU504/13 Genetic Modified Syngas-fermenting Bacteria for Butanol Production in an Innovative Engineering System for Recovery and Yield Enhancement Dr Po-heng Lee / PolyU Prof Peter Durre / University of Ulm 2 44,800 44,800
G-PolyU505/13 Light-Absorption Enhanced Poly(Ionic Liquid) Membrane for Conversion of Solar Energy into Chemical Energy
Dr A-ping Zhang / PolyU Dr Jiayin Yuan / Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces 2 45,000 45,000
G-PolyU508/13 Distributed Proactive Adaptation for Ubiquitous Interactive Objects
Prof Jiannong Cao / PolyU Prof Christian Becker / University of Mannheim 2 45,000 45,000
G-HKU701/13 Development of an accurate and efficient numerical method for quantum transport in time-domain Prof Guanhua Chen / HKU Prof Dr Thomas Frauenheim / University of Bremen 2 44,800 44,800
G-HKU706/13 Enriched Geo-Spatial Data Analysis
Prof Nikos Mamoulis / HKU Dr Matthias Renz / Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich 2 44,800 44,800
G-HKU708/13 Adipocyte fatty acid binding protein as a mediator of obesity-related medical complications Prof Aimin Xu / HKU Prof Stefan R Bornstein / University of Dresden 2 42,900 42,900