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Professor Chan, Danny 陳振勝

Title:
S Y and H Y Cheng Professorship in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Professor

Biography

Graduated from the University of Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Science (degree with honours), Master of Science and PhD, Prof. Chan continued research at his alma mater on heritable skeletal disorders with a focus on extracellular matrix proteins. He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1998, maintaining his research in skeletal biology using mouse as a model to address disease mechanisms in vivo, as well as human genetic studies to define genetic risk factors for common degenerative skeletal conditions such as intervertebral disc degeneration. His research contributed to the molecular understanding of many forms of the human osteochondrodysplasias.  In recognition, he was presented with “The Premier’s Award for Health & Medical Research in Victoria, Australia; and more recently, he received the Croucher Senior Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation as recognition of his contribution to skeletal research in Hong Kong.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Tan, Z
Niu, B
Tsang, KY
Melhado, IG
Zhang, M
2011-03-06Best Poster Prize: Integration of Factors and Pathways facilitating Chondrocyte Adaptation to ER Stress.: Gordon Conference: Cartilage Biology and Pathology, Ventura, U.S. March 6-11, 2011.
Research Achievement
Tam, V
2011-03-01AOSpine East Asia Research Grant Award: AOSpine East Asia Council
Research Achievement
Gao, B
Hu, J
Stricker, S
Ma, G
Law, KF
Witte, F
Briscoe, J
Mundlos, S
He, L
2010-10-01A mutation in Ihh that causes digit abnormalities alters its signalling capacity and range: Research Output Prize, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2005-07-04The effect of severity of degeneration on mesenchymal stem cells' ability to regenerate the intervetebral disc: a rabbit model: Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation Oral Presentation Award European Cells and Materials VI / SRN I Spinal Motion Segment: From Basic Science to Clinical Application, July 4-7 2005
Research Achievement
Yuan, M
Yeung, CW
Li, YY
Diao, H
2013-10-01SYIS-AP Best Oral Presentation Merit: TERMIS-AP Shanghai & Wuzhen, China. October 23-26, 2013
Research Achievement
Chan, WCW
Ng, VCW
2007-10-28Molecular Basis For Growth Plate Abnormalities In A Mouse Model With Schmid Metaphyseal Chondrodyplasia: Best Poster Award, 7th Pan Pacific Connective Tissue Societies Symposium 2007 - Shangri-La Resort, Cairns, Australia
Research Achievement
Wang, C
Tan, Z
Tsang, KY
2012-06-11(The Best Poster Award) The role of PERK pathway in adaptation of hypertrophic condrocytes to ER stress: Cold Spring Harbor Asia Meeting on " Bone and Cartilage: from Development to Human Diseases, Suzhou, China, 11-15 June, 2012.
Research Achievement
Hui, TY
2008-01-23Best Oral Presentation Award: Collagen-mesenchymal stem cell microspheres for regenerative medicine.: World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Yang, L
Tsang, KY
Tang, HC
2011-03-01Best Poster Prize: Lineage reprogramming of hypertrophic chondrocytes in vivo: Gordon Research Conference on Cartilage Biology & Pathology 2011
Research Achievement
Ho, DWH
2007-06-01Linkage analysis on familial early-onset degenerative disc disease.: Best Poster Award. 34th Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
FENG, C
CHAN, CWW
2013-04-01Best Poster Award (poster entitled "Descendents of Lgr5-expressing interzone cells are localized to the superficial layer of the articular cartilage"): Gordon Research Conference 2013: Cartilage Biology & Pathology - Formation, Structure, Function, and Regeneration
Research Achievement
LI, Y
Campbell, D
Karppinen, J
2014-05-15Best Short Talk Award: World Forum for Spine Research - Intervertebral Disc - from Degeneration to Therapeutic Motion Preservation, Xian, PR China, May 15-17, 2014
Research Achievement
SUN, Y
TSUI, YK
Masuda, K
2013-04-08First prize for poster section: Screen of Small Molecule Compounds for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration by Chemical Genetics.: East meets West Symposium, Shenzhen, China, April 8-9, 2013
Research Achievement
Tam, V
Rogers, I
2012-06-01Best Short Talk Presentation Award: Can stem cells home to the injured intervertebral disc via intravenous infusion? A murine model: World Forum for Spine Research
Research Achievement
Chan, WCW
2013-11-01Best Oral Presentation (Differentiation and Migration of Endplate Chondrocytes Contribute to the Inner Annulus Fibrosus in Normal and Degenerative Intervertebral Discs): 9th Pan Pacific Connective Tissue societies Symposium 2014
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-01Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc in rabbit reveal by deuterium oxide-assisted MRI: Best Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Lv, F
SUN, Y
ZHOU, L
Lu, M
Zheng, Z
2014-05-01Best Participation Award: World Forum for Spine Research, Xian, China, May 2014
Research Achievement
Karppinen, J
Bendix, T
Ikegawa, S
Rajasekaran, S
Urban, J
Williams, F
2013-05-01MacNab/LaRocca Award - Genetic epidemiology of disc degeneration/low back pain: international consortium: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
Research Achievement
Qiu, Y
Kao, YPP
Ng, FY
2011-11-01Interleukin-1 Beta (il-1b) And Osteoprotegerin (opg) Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis In Chinese: Orthopaedic Basic Science Award, 31st Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2011
Research Achievement
Aladin Kaderbatcha, DM
2007-11-17Association of Trp2 allele with changes in morphology and nano mechanics of the human intervertebral disc collagens: Best Basic Science Paper Award for Associate Member, 27th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 17-18, 2007
Research Achievement
SUN, Y
Tsui, YK
Masuda, K
Kao, P
2013-04-01Best Poster Award " Screen of Small Molecule Compounds for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration by Chemical Genetics": East meets West Symposium, Shenzhen, China, April 8-9, 2013
Research Achievement
Kao, PYP
Shigematsu, HIDEKI
2013-11-01AR Hodgson Award - Prediction of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Chinese: Findings from a Genome-wide Association Study: 33rd Annual Congress of The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Research Achievement
2014-12-012014 Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees (Gold Medal): Genetic Predisposition of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Chinese: A Genome-wide Association Study: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Research Achievement
Tsui, YK
Masuda, K
2007-12-01Best Poster Award "High throughput screening of chemical compounds for the treatment of osteoarthritis": 12th Ressearch Postgraduate Symposium, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Ho, DWH
Karppinen, J
Yip, SP
Ott, J
Leong, JCY
2007-06-10Linkage analysis on familial early-onset degenerative disc disease: Best Poster Award, 34th Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, June 10-14, 2007
Research Achievement
Yuen, GWY
Tam, V
Lau, TW
2013-09-01Defective TGF beta signaling in bisphosphonates associated atypical femoral diaphyseal fracture: The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies
Research Achievement
Aladin, KDM
2006-09-01" Nano Biomechanics Of Type Ii Collagens In Human Intervertebral Discs": Best Paper Award; Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BME 2006. Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Wang, C
Tsang, KY
2009-06-01Best Poster: the Roles Of Chop And Gadd34 In The Adaptation Of Hypertrophic Chondrocytes To Er Stress: Gordon Conference (cartilage Biology & Pathology)
Research Achievement
Jim, JJT
Nonopone, NH
Ala-Kokko, L
Karppinen, J
Song, YQ
Yip, SP
Leong, JCY
2003-05-13Association of lumbar disc degeneration with type IX collagen polymorphisms in Chinese: Best Paper Award: 30th Annual Meeting of ISSLS, Vancouver, Canada, May 13-17, 2003
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Chan Li, LC
2008-01-01Best Poster Award "Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI": World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Karppinen, JI
Ala-Korpela, M
Soininen, P
Kangas, AJ
2013-11-01Best Paper Basic Science Award - Identification of novel serum "metabolomic" biomarkers related to the development of lumbar disc degeneration: 33rd Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress. Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
Tsang, KY
2016-04-01Wiley Blackwell Prize 2016: Development, Growth & Differentiation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
From 12/2011Associate EditorJournal of Human Genetics
from 01/2015Coopoerative EditorConnective Tissue Research
from 01/2001Oversea Secretary and MemberAustralia and New Zealand Society for Matrix Biology
From 05/2011MemberInternational Society for Stem Cell Research
From 05/2012MemberOsteoarthritis Research Society International
from 09/2004MemberHong Kong Teacher Association
From 03/2013MemberInternational Society for Differentiation
from 03/2007MemberAOSPINE International
from 01/2001MemberInternational Society of Matrix Biology
From 07/2010Council memberInternational Society of Matrix Biology
from 02/2007MemberAmerican Soceity of Human Genetics
from 07/2004Social Secretary and MemberHong Kong Society for Developmental Biology
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