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YAM Laboratory


A heartfelt farewell to our PDF Sze Keong! We are truly thankful for your contribution throughout the past decade. All the best for your future endeavour in Singapore. October, 2021

Happy Birthday Samuel! August 2021

Our summer intern, Tiffany and Joivia. Hope you enjoyed working in the lab. August 2021

Invitation by the Department of Ophthalmology, HKU to give a talk on grantsmanship for the preparation of GRF application. I am looking forward to this rewarding visit. August 2021

Our latest study is now published online. This study revealed the deregulation of Rab20 in HCC cells resulted in the release of EVs with reduced level of TPI-1. The outcome of this study provides a mechanistic link between tumor cell-derived EVs and glucose metabolism in liver cancer. Congratulations to Bonnie! Thank you for the contributions of other team members. August 2021

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Tiffany joined the HKU 2021 Summer Research Programme and conducted a research project in our lab. She was awarded the conditional offer of the HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme for her outstanding performance. Congratulations to Tiffany! August 2021

Happy Birthday to Xu Yi! July 2021

Our MPhil student Cherlie shared her project in the Departmental Research Postgraduate Retreat and was awarded the Best Presentation Award. Very well done!
It was the first department retreat since the outbreak of COVID-19……
A great reminder to never take little things for granted and cherish every opportunity to participate in scientific discussion. July 2021

Congratulations on Susan for her promotion as Research Assistant Professor! July 2021

This year we held our annual retreat at HKSTP InnoCell, in collaboration with Dr. Maria Wong’s team. An inciting day of learning outside the lab. We shared our latest working progress and ended the night with a delicious BBQ dinner. Fun and laughter overloaded! June 2021

Our PhD student Samuel and MPhil student Cherlie presented their posters virtually at the 2021 Hong Kong Inter-University Symposium in Biomedical Sciences. A stimulating day of knowledge exchange amongst the three universities. Cheers to Cherlie on winning the Best Poster Presentation Award.
Look forward to sharing our interesting research findings face-to-face next year. June 2021

The upcoming annual State Key Laboratory of Liver Research Symposium at The Park Lane Hotel, Hong Kong. Stay Tuned! June 2021.

The study of Angel’s PhD project is recently published in Cancer Research journal.
Congratulations to Angel and thank you our team members for their effort in completing the study. June 2021

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It has been an eye-opening experience for our PhD student Samuel and MPhil student Cherlie to share their recent work at the liver week 2021. Although we cannot travel to Korea in person this year, we are thrilled to learn from international researchers via virtual conference.
Congratulations to both of them for winning the Foreign Investigator Award. May 2021.

Happy Birthday Sze Keong, Belle, Nansen! April 2021

Happy Birthday Susan! March 2021

Happy Birthday Tony! February 2021

Our warmest welcome to Dr. Xu, Yi , who joined our team through the Hong Kong Scholars Program.
Dr. Xu introduced his hometown Harbin and shared his research experience to our lab members.
It’s always inspiring to establish new research connections!
January 2021

Thank you all for the present, beautiful hand-drawn birthday card and delicious Lady M cake. January 2021


Although no party this year, the festive decoration has created the perfect Christmas atmosphere in lab. We are grateful to receive the gift of love and happiness from our Secret Santa. Merry Christmas! December 2020

Happy Birthday to Cherlie and Xiaomei πŸ˜€. December 2020.

Congratulations to Cherlie for receiving the Best Poster Presentation Award at the 25th RPG Symposium.
Well done! December 2020

Our work about the function of EVs in protecting liver tumor cells from complement-mediated attack is published in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. Congratulations to Susan, Longyin and the team. Let’s keep up the good work. November 2020

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Susan presented at the internal meeting of State Key Laboratory of Liver Research (HKU) & Theme-Based Research Scheme Project on Liver Cancer Stemness. November 2020

Invitation by the Department of Chemical Pathology, CUHK to give a talk about our recent work on extracellular vesicles. November 2020

A brand new start! Our laboratory relocates to Block T 09-28.
There were lots of discoveries, laughter and hard work back in our old lab.
09-23, you will be missed!
May we continue this dedicated spirit in the new laboratory. September 2020

We are deeply honoured to have our study being covered in the faculty news release and various media. August 2020

Our first paper about extracellular vesicles. Thank you for the hard work of Susan, Sze Keong and Cherlie, and the concerted efforts of all collaborators. August 2020

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Happy Birthday to Samuel. August 2020

Congratulations to Angel who has passed the oral examination. August 2020

The first dine out dinner with my team since Covid-19. Celebration of Bonnie’s completion of PhD study and Angel’s submission of thesis. We also welcome Samuel back to our group. July 2020

Bonnie has passed oral examination. Congratulations Dr Liu. June 2020

Celebration of Sze Keong’s birthday during COVID19 pandemic. April 2020

Bonnie presented her PhD project about the role of Rab20 in the regulation of exosomal content in EACR-AACR conference on tumor microenvironment at Portugal. March 2020

March 2020

Thank you all for your blessings for my anniversary and birthday. The cakes made by Cherlie are really good πŸ™‚ January 2020

A good new start in 2020! Dinner buffet at Grand Cafe. Thank you all for the flowers. January 2020


Invited to present our work on EV in the annual meeting of the Asian Pacific Societies for Extracellular Vesicles at Jeju Island, Korea πŸ‡°πŸ‡· I am glad to know researchers working in the same field.
November 2019

Zoe published her work in Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research πŸ˜€ Congrats!
October 2019

Samuel obtained his degree with distinction. Well done! Thank you Samuel for treating our team to dinner πŸ˜›
September 2019

Cherlie, Bella and Samuel completed their MMedSc study πŸ™‚ Well done!
August 2019

Dinner with my team at Gyukaku Japanese Yakiniku πŸ˜›
July 2019

Sze Keong presented his work in the annual meeting of International Society of Extracellular Vesicles at Kyoto, Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
April 2019

Susan completed her second project on Cav1 and got it published in Cancer Letters πŸ˜€ Well done!
March 2019

Chinese New Year gathering 🧧🧧
February 2019

Visited my PhD supervisor, Professor Hsiao at CNY 🧧 She doesn’t age 😲
February 2019

Invited to present our study about the functional role and clinical implications of exosomes in liver cancer on the first day on Pathology 100th Anniversary & 7th Hong Kong Pathology Forum.
January 2019

Celebration for my birthday. Thank you all 😍
January 2019


Angel was awarded the Best Poster Presentation Award in the Research Postgraduate Symposium πŸ™‚ Congratulations!
December 2018

Dinner together at Volcano Grill πŸ˜›
November 2018

Gathering at Outback πŸ˜›
July 2018

Grand opening of our laboratory at Block T, Queen Mary Hospital. Yeah!!! The roast suckling pig 🐷 is really good πŸ˜›
June 2018

Thank you Zoe for treating us to dinner for her completion of PhD study πŸ™
June 2018

March 2018

Chinese New Year gathering with Terence and Stephanie 🧧
March 2018


Sze Keong published his PhD study on nuclear Met in Cancer Letters πŸ˜€ Congratulations!
December 2017

It’s challenging to give a talk on molecular biology to primary student at St. Stephen’s College Preparatory School πŸ“š
December 2017

Dinner at Hungry Lobster πŸ˜›
August 2017

Visited my former PhD student, Edith, who is living with her wonderful family in Melbourne πŸ™‚
July 2017

Chinese New Year Gathering 🧧 πŸ™‚ Have you ever played disc pool before?
February 2017


Susan continued to work on Sivia’s MPhil study and published the work on Caveolin-1 in Cancer Research πŸ˜€ Thank you all for the hard work πŸ˜€
December 2016

Hot pot dinner πŸ˜›
December 2016

Received 15 years Long Service Award πŸ˜‰ Time flies πŸ˜…
June 2016

🧧 Chinese New Year gathering with kidssss πŸ™‚
February 2016


Dinner at Thomas’s Celebrity hot pot restaurant πŸ˜› Very delicious πŸ˜›
December 2015

Invited to give a talk on “The current understanding of DLC1 tumor suppressor in liver cancer” in the Department of Chemical Pathology, CUHK.
March 2015

Gather together in Chinese New Year 🧧
February 2015

Before 2014

Sze Keong obtained the Best Presentation Award in the Research Postgraduate Symposium πŸ‘ Congratulations!
December 2014

Frankie published a review article on the regulation of DLC1 in International Journal of Cancer πŸ˜€
October 2013

This is the second paper about the regulation of DLC1 by kinase phosphorylation. It is published in Nature Communications πŸ˜€ Thank you Frankie and the team for their hard work.
March 2013

This a collaborative study on DLC1 and tensin2 with Dr. Zhu Guang of HKUST πŸ˜€
July 2012

Edith published her PhD findings on Caveolin-1 in Journal of Pathology πŸ˜€ Good job πŸ‘
March 2012

This the first study to show the deregulation of DLC1 by Akt phosphorylation leading to liver cancer development and metastasis published in Gastroenterology πŸ˜€
October 2010

I am deeply honored to receive the Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2008-2009. I appreciate the support from my mentors and research team members πŸ™‚
January 2010