MSc/PhD Program
Man Ho Wong
First Name:
Man Ho

Last Name:

Hong Kong SAR, China


Man Ho Wong


College / University:
2008 - 2011: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Highest Degree:

Major Subjects:
Applied Biology, Biotechnology

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture
Basic techniques in handling Drosophila

Projects / Research:
Bachelor thesis: "Novel role of FoxM1 in mitosis and its role in the expression of a midbody protein", Dr. Cornelia Man, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Summer research (Jun - Aug 2010): A screen for proteins either secreted or localized to the cell membrane that affect mesoderm cell migration in Drosophila embryos, Dr. Angelike Stathopoulos, California Institute of Technology, USA

2011 - 2012: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2011: San Miguel Beer Scholarship (San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong Ltd.)
2010: Post-entry Scholarship for Current Students on UGC-funded Undergraduate Programmes (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
2010: Caltech-Hong Kong Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Caltech Alumni Association, HK Chapter)
2010: Bio-Gene Technology Ltd. Scholarship (Bio-Gene Technology Ltd.)


Despite the fact that many scientists are working hard in the field of neuroscience, there are still a lot of unsolved problems in the mechanisms of learning and memory. I am interested in these complex cognitive functions and want to understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. My long term goal is to help people suffering from brain injuries or neurodegenerative diseases to restore their normal memory and life.