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An International Hub for Academic Reserarch
Announced by the Financial Secretary in the 2008-2009 Budget, an $18 billion Research Endowment Fund was established to provide a steady and continuous source of funding towards research project selected by the Research Grants Council (RGC).


Analyses of Insurance Risk Models with Dividend Payments
Dividend payment strategy has become an increasingly important issue for financial institutions. Due to its practical importance, the impact of dividend payments on insurance business needs to be studied carefully and thoroughly.


Actuarial Science and Finance Models with Dependent Risks
How to measure and manage insurance and finance risks is a practically important and theoretically interesting problem.


Novel Molecular Mechanisms of innate host defense - Implications in periodontal health and disease
According to the Guinness Book of World Records 2001, gum (periodontal) disease is the most commonly occurring disease in


Avian flu nucleoprotein - from basic research to drug development
Hong Kong is attacked by virus once every few years. Some of the more serious cases include the avian influenza in 1997, the SARS in 2003 and the H1N1 swine flu this year.


Effectiveness of Specialized Ventilation Systems in Hospitals of Hong Kong
Indoor air quality is an important issue in health care facilities such as hospital operating theatres.


Complex Network Models of Disease Propagation: Modelling, Predicting and Assessing the Transmission of SARS
In recent years several new infectious diseases have emerged: SARS, Avian Influenza and now Swine-Associated Influenza.


RGC Collaborative Research Fund - Layman Summaries of Projects Funded in 2008/2009 Exercise
Algal Toxins: Development of Analytical and Bioassay Detection Methods and Assessment of Environmental Transfer in Marine Food Webs
The two major seafoodtoxin illnesses in Hong Kong and Mainland China are paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and ciguatera fish poisoning(CFP). These illnesses occur due to consumption of seafood containing toxins produced by dinoflagellates, a type of marine algae.