We recently found fission in purple urchins in our lab and we were also joined by Dr. Benny Chan to put out robot barnacles to monitor our local waters.
Presentation at Academia Sinica, Taipei
Prof. Chan was invited by the Center of Environment Change and Center of Biodiversity to give two seminars. She was extremely delighted to reconnect with her hosts Prof. George Wong and Dr. Benny Chan.
Prof. Chan featured in STRI news
Find out what Prof. Chan did in Panama and how larvae swim in hot tub by reading this article in STRI news.
Dr. Chan went to Sven Loven Center for Marine Sciences in Kristineberg to work with an amazing team.
Water fleas in hot tub, FYP student got an award
Apr 30 2015
Congratulations to our final year project student Miss Wong Hoi Ni (BISC) who was awarded the best poster presentation for her work on thermal tolerance of Daphnia.
Visitor from South Africa
Feb - Mar 2015
Dr Paulla Pattrick from South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiveristy join us for a month to exchange techniques and findings on larval physiology and behavior.
Bocas del Toro Project Continues
Our lab goes to Panama again! This time new graduate student Jessalynn Spears and Research Assistant Karen Mak are both studying how larval urchin cope with warming ocean.
Sea of Change
Professor Sam Dupont from University of Gothenburg gave us a talk on ocean acidification research approaches and ways of communicating scientific findings in a relatable way with the non-academic community.
Hands-on Experience for High School Students
Students from local international schools came to visit our coastal marine lab. They had the opportunity to feed living sea urchins and understand the setup for ocean acidification experiment.
New Final Year Projects In Full Swing
Undergraduates are active in the lab. Some of them are investigating the effect of microplastics on marine invertebrate larvae.
Unveiling the secret of planktons to high school students
May 6 2015
Dr. Chan gave a presentation to S.3-4 students at Tang King Po College on the "secret lives of plankton".
Presentation at SICB
Former lab member Karen Mak presented her work with us at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology at Portland Oregon.
Genomics and Developmental Biology of Urchins
Professor Andrew Cameron from CalTech gave us a talk on a comparative approach to echinoderm genome structure and function.
Ocean Acidification Effects on Zooplankton
Dr. Cedric Meunier from Alfred Wegener Institute gave us a talk on how ocean acidification affect zooplankton growth and feeding behavior through the alteration of food elemental composition.
One New Publication on Behavioral Response of Sea Urchin larvae in turbulence
Dr. Chan, Abby and Zaldy are presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology at New Orleans.
WWF Marine Plankton Workshop
Chanlab trained local middle and high school teachers on Discovery of Ocean Drifters at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Education Center.
Miffy and the Ocean
Chanlab is supporting this Hong Kong Science Museum exhibit “Miffy and the Ocean” starting on April 5. Children can learn about plastic pollution, plankton, water quality and coral reefs through guided activities and games.
2017 Final Year Projects
Congratulations to all undergraduate students on their phenomenal work on their final year projects and poster presentations!
Revealing the Secret Lives of Plankton
Dr. Chan gave a public presentation unveiling the secret lives of plankton.
LIFS, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Division of Life Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
An Evo-Devo Talk Given by Dr. Billie Swalla
Dr. Billie Swalla from University of Washington is going to give us a talk on molecular analysis of the evolution and development of the chordates.
Student Internship at Science Museum
The student internship is in full swing at the Hong Kong Science Museum as students share their biological oceanography knowledge with eager visitors.
Presentation at ILBS
Dr. Chan and graduate student Elizaldy Maboloc presented at the 11th International Larval Biology Symposium in Honolulu, HI, USA.
Larval Crustaceans Collection and Identification Workshop
The Chan Lab successfully hosted a hands-on workshop on plankton collection, quantification, and identification of marine decapod larvae at HKUST.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Elizaldy Maboloc for his recent publication in Scientific Reports. A PDF of his journal article can be viewed here.
Website: Marine Invertebrate Larvae in Hong Kong Waters
The Chan Lab is excited to announce our new website highlighting the findings of a recent project to investigate the distribution and seasonality of marine decapod crustacean larvae in nearby Hong Kong waters. The website can be viewed here.
Dr. Karen Chan's Seminar in CA, USA
On October 12th, Dr. Chan gave a seminar at the Moss Landing Marine Labs in California, USA titled "Growing up in a sea of change".
Photos by Dr. Karen Chan. Last updated on Aug 20, 2018