External grants (GRF, ITF and ECF)

GRF (General Research Fund)

  • Polyphosphate-accumulating organisms in enhanced biological phosphorus removal process: new insights from metagenomics and metatranscriptomics approaches. 2016-2018. 172057/15E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC). (ongoing)

  • Exploring core keystone populations in activated sludge using network analysis based on next generation sequencing. 2015-2017. 172099/14E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC).  (ongoing)

  • Exploring biodegradation pathway and associated genes for emerging pollutants using high-resolution LC-QToF-MS and high-throughput sequencing. 2013-2015. 7190/12E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC). (Completed)

  • Fates of antibiotics resistant bacteria and genes in sewage treatment plants. 2012-2014. 7201/11E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC).  (Completed)

  • Removal mechanisms of personal care products in activated sludge and anaerobic digestion processes. 2011-2013. 7198/10E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC).  (Completed)

  • Biodegradation/biotransformation and adsorption of antibiotics in sewage and sludge treatment processes. 2010-2012. 7202/09E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC).  (Completed)

  • Partial nitrification from ammonia to nitrite by enriched ammonia-oxidizing Archaea in sewage. 2009-2011. 7197/08E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC). (Completed)

  • Microbial diversity and characteristics of activated sludge treating Hong Kong's saline sewage. 2007-2009. 7195/06E. Supported by Hong Kong GRF (RGC). (Completed)

 

ITF (Innovation and Technology Fund)

  • The study of anaerobic biohydrogen production technology from cellulose-containing biomass material and application. 2013-2015. GHP/015/11SZ. Supported by ITF (Innovation and Technology Fund). (Completed)

  • Develop diagnostic platform for important microbial groups in biological municipal wastewater treatment using next generation sequencing. 2013-2015. ITS/304/12. Supported by ITF (Innovation and Technology Fund). (Completed)

 

ECF (Environment and Conservation Fund)

  • Exploring microbial diversity and antibiotic resistant genes of Hong Kong marine sediment using advanced molecular techniques. 2014-2015. ECF Project 30/2012. Supported by ECF (Environment and Conservation Fund).  (Completed)

  • Quantification of antibiotic residues and microbial antibiotic-resistant genes in fishponds and marine culture zones of Hong Kong. 2010-2011. ECF Project 35/2009. Supported by ECF (Environment and Conservation Fund). (Completed)