Mr Liang Chao wins the Webster Jee Travel Award for his outstanding paper


梁超同學憑著出色的研究論文,獲中華醫學會頒發「Webster Jee旅行獎」

Date: 06 Nov 2014 (Thursday)

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SCM research student receives Webster Jee Travel Award from Chinese Medical Association

中醫藥學院博士研究生獲中華醫學會頒發「Webster Jee旅行獎」

Mr Liang Chao, PhD student of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) was recently selected as the Webster Jee Travel Awardee at the 7th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research organised by the Chinese Medical Association (CMA) in Xiamen, China. He was invited to present his outstanding research paper entitled “Aptamer-Functionalised Lipid Nanoparticles (LNPs) Targeting Osteoblasts as a Novel RNA Interference-Based Bone Anabolic Strategy” at the meeting. 
 
The paper introduced an aptamer-functionalised lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) delivery system which could achieve accumulation of osteogenic siRNAs in osteoblasts and promote bone formation in animal models with established osteoporosis. This study facilitates cellular level delivery of osteogenic siRNAs and clinical translation of RNA interference strategy in skeletal metabolic disease with impaired bone formation. 
 
Mr Liang was honoured to be selected as the recipient of the Webster Jee Travel Award. He thanked his two supervisors Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine, and Dr Zhang Ge, Associate Director of the Teaching and Research Division, for the guidance and encouragement they provided during his studies at the Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone and Joint Diseases of SCM. He said he hopes to achieve more interesting findings in the translational medicine field.
 
The International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research was co-organised by three globally influential societies, namely the Chinese Society of Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Research of CMA, the International Bone and Mineral Society and the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society. Many renowned professors and researchers were invited to share their most up-to-date findings and experience in the field of osteoporosis and bone mineral research.
 

中醫藥學院博士研究生梁超同學最近榮獲中華醫學會舉辦的「第七屆國際骨質疏鬆及骨礦鹽疾病學術會議」頒發「Webster Jee旅行獎」,並獲邀在中國廈門舉行的會議上展示得獎研究論文〈適配子功能化的成骨小核酸納米材料對骨形成能力下降疾病的治療研究〉。
 
該得獎研究開發了以適配子為靶向配體的小核酸納米材料遞送系統,該遞送系統可促進成骨核酸在成骨細胞內的有效富集,進而提高骨質疏鬆動物模型的骨形成。這項研究有望實現細胞層面的成骨小核酸遞送,加速了核酸治療策略的臨床轉化。
 
梁同學榮幸能獲選成為「Webster Jee旅行獎」得主,並感謝兩位指導老師中醫藥學院院長呂愛平教授和教學科研部副主任張戈博士,於他在骨與關節疾病轉化醫學研究所學習期間的悉心指導和鼓勵。他會繼續努力尋找更多有關轉化醫學領域的有趣發現。
 
國際骨質疏鬆及骨礦鹽疾病學術會議由中華醫學會骨質疏鬆和骨礦鹽疾病分會、國際骨礦鹽學會和國際華人骨研學會聯合舉辦,邀請了國內外眾多知名教授分享該領域的最新研究發展。