Many in the community share our vision and mission of promoting understanding and interest of young generation in science and technology. One of them is Prof Dennis Yuk Ming LO, the new winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize, from the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof Lo once said, "I hope more and more young talents will be joining us in the pursuit of innovation and technology. Together we strive to make positive impact and make a difference to the world."
Prof Lo is awarded the 2021 Breakthrough Prize, known as the "Oscar of Science", in Life Sciences for his work in discovering fetal DNA in maternal blood which enables the prenatal testing of Down syndrome and a variety of genetic diseases. The tests have been adopted in more than 90 countries and are used by more than seven million pregnant women every year.
We are very honoured for Prof Lo’s support to take part in a series of short videos for the HKLF and to share his journey in the pursuit of science. The first episode has been shared onto our website and social media, stay tuned to the coming episodes and learn more about Prof Lo’s passage to excellence!