Two PhD students Won Poster Presentation Awards in International Conferences

May 27, 2013

Two PhD students of School of Biological Sciences, Mr Kevin Ho and Mr Andy Yi, have recently won the best poster presentation awards in international conferences.

Kevin was selected as the winner of the "SETAC Young Scientist - Poster Award" at the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, held at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom during 12-16 May 2013 (SETAC: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry with over 5500 members). This is one of the major annual meetings in the field of environmental toxicology and chemistry in the world, and has attracted over 1700 abstracts and over 2000 participants. The title of Kevin's winning poster was 'Organotin contamination in market seafood and its implication for human health risk in Hong Kong'. It is indeed a great honor for Kevin to win the best poster presentation in such an important meeting.

Andy won the best poster award with a certificate and an iPad Mini at the 17th Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 17), held at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal during 5-8 May 2013. This is an important biannual symposium for marine ecotoxicologists and it is well attended by over 250 experts and research students in this specialised field for knowledge exchange and research networking. The title of Andy's winning poster was 'Photosynthetic and proteomic responses of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana to triphenyltin exposure'.

The two students are under the supervision of Dr K M Y Leung of Biological Sciences.

  • Mr Kevin Ho

    Mr Kevin Ho

  • Mr Andy Yi

    Mr Andy Yi