Professor B.K.C. Chow

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Title of Prize and Awards for research achievements, including prestigious titles and honours

2017 Alumni Builder Award, University of British Columbia
2010 Research Output Prize, By The University of Hong Kong.
2007 Akira Arimura Young Investigator Award: By the international VIP/PACAP society. In memory of Prof Arimura who founded this research area, I was awarded the first Akira Arimura young investigator award in 2007 in recognition of my contributions in understanding the pleiotropic activities of secretin in our body.
2005 Grace Pickford Medal: By the International Federation of Comparative Endocrine Societies (IFCE). This is the most prestigious award for comparative endocrinologists, given out once every 4 years in the international comparative endocrinology meeting. I am the first scientist from Hong Kong receiving this honor.
2005 Outstanding Researcher Award, By The University of Hong Kong.
2004 Croucher Senior Research Fellow by Croucher Foundation.
1995 Travel award for young scientist, International congress Neuroscience.
1992 Medical Research Council, Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship. Highly competitive as there were only 30 of these postdoctoral fellows given out in 1992 in Canada.
1986-1991 Medical Research Council, Canada, Studentship.
1989 Special travel fund for young scientists (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis).
1986 NSERC Summer Studentship, Canada.
1983-1985 University of BC Scholarship, UBC.
1983-1984 Quan Memorial Scholarship, UBC.

Special focus on:

Brain-gut peptides and receptors:

1) The neuroactivity of secretin.
2) Pleiotropic functions of secretin in our body.
3) The secretin/VIP/glucagon family of peptides and their receptors.
4) Identification of novel growth hormone-releasing factors
5) Expression regulation of the GnRH/GnRH receptor genes.

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Phone: 852-2299-0850

Fax: 852-2559-9114

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