Dr Philip Ho 何永樂
Dr. Philip Wing-Lok Ho obtained his PhD degree in the Department of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong in 2004 and went on to study the functional role of mitochondrial uncoupling protein homologues in the neuronal system. He is currently a research assistant professor in the University of Hong Kong. His research focus includes exploring 1) the neuroprotective and functional properties of neuronal uncoupling proteins (UCPs); and 2) the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress using in vitro and in vivo experimental models. Furthermore, Dr Ho is one of the inventers in designing novel protein tag and production of its corresponding antibodies in his current development of a novel kit in assessing environmental estrogenic compounds. This invention will be useful in developing novel assays of estrogenic endocrine disruptors, e.g. xenoestrogenic compounds and plasticizers. The application of the assay is filed in US, Europe, and China under patent protection.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2007-03-01||Leptin enhances MPP+-induced mitochondrial dysfunction: a potential for neuroprotection in Parkinsonism: Second International Symposium on Healthy Aging: Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population, The Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, HKU - Outstanding Abstract Prize (Oral)||Research Achievement|
|2011-04-01||International Scholarship Award (AAN) 2011: American Academy of Neurology’s 2011||Research Achievement|
|2010-01-01||Best Abstract In Clinical Medicine: 15th Medical Research Conference, Department of Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2010-03-01||"Emerging role of mitochondrial uncoupling protein-4 in neuronal differentiation and survival" - Young Investigator Award for the Oral Category: Fifth International Symposium on Healthy Aging: Is Aging a Disease? The Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, The University of Hong Kong, 6-7 March 2010.||Research Achievement|
|2007-02-01||Leptin enhances MPP+-induced mitochondrial dysfunction: a potential for neuroprotection in Parkinsonism: Medical Research Conference, HKU - Best Presentation Award||Research Achievement|
|2015-02-01||Research Travel Scholarship 2015: American Academy of Neruology||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|07/2016 - 07/2017||Editorial board member||Scientific Reports Journal|
|07/2016 - 07/2017||Member (Principal investigator)||HKU SIRI|
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