Group News

  • Jan 2017
    Lu Zhang is awarded the Junior 1000 Talents plan (青年千人計劃) and joining the Fujian Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences as a professor (the only precipitant applied based on HKUST this year)! Lintai and Qin are joining Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學) as Professor and Assistant Professor respectively! Big congratulations on all of them!
  • Sep 2016
    Welcome the new graduate students: Xiaowei, Tong, Yeqing and Sam to join the group! Farewell to Qin, Hanlun and Lingming!
  • May 2016
    We are organizing a workshop at HKUST on biophysical chemistry (see IAS news here):
  • April 2016
    Congs on Lintai, Fatima, and Lu on their work on Poll II backtracking which was just published by Nature Communications (Link to the article)! This work was highlighted by Science Daily.
  • Feb 2016
    Congs on Peter to be promoted to be a Research Assistant Professor! Welcome Lin to join the group via the Hong Kong Scholar program (香江學者).
  • Jan 2016
    Congs on Xuhui for winning a 6.8M Collaborative Research Fund from Hong Kong Research Grant Council on studies of RNA Polymerase II transcription!
  • Jan 2016
    We are organizing a workshop at HKUST on transcriptional mechanism:
  • Sep 2015
    Welcome the new graduate students: Jordy and Xu, and the new postdoc Jinping to join the group! Farewell to Luming, Shuo, and Yitao!
  • March 2015
    Welcome the new postdoc: Peter to join the group!
  • Dec 2014
    Our work on hIAPP(JACS, 135, 16092, (2013)) was highlighted by ACS Select: Protein Dynamics in Simulation and Experiment, which was designed to showcase significant articles recently published in JACS.
  • Nov 2014
    Congs on Xuhui for receiving an early promotion to Tenured Associate Professor in Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering (effective from Jan 1, 2015)!
  • Oct 2014
    Congs on Qin for winning the 2014 Bioengineering Program Graduate Student Research Award, jointly sponsored by the BIEN Graduate Program of HKUST and the Hong Kong Medical and the Healthcare Device Industries Association!
  • Sep 2014
    Welcome the new graduate students: Lingming, Wei, Ilona, Guo, the new programmer Stephen, and the new postdoc Xiaoyan to join the group!
  • July 2014
    Congs on Lu on our collaborative project with Prof. Dong Wang's lab at UCSD on Asymmetric Recognition of Phosphodiester Linkage by RNA Polymerase II, which has just been accepted by PNAS! See PNAS, 111, E3269, (2014)
  • June 2014
    Congs on Shuo on his paper on developing a new method to qualify the protein-ligand recognition mechanisms which has just been accepted by PLoS Comp. Bio.! See PLoS. Comp. Bio., 10(8):e1003767, (2014)
  • June 2014
    Shuo's work on virtual screening of protein inhibitors, a project led by Prof. Nancy Ip's group, has just been published on PNAS, 111, 9959, (2014)! Congs! See Press release here
  • June 2014
    Congs on Lu on her paper on photosynthesis which is just published on Nature Communications! Nature Communications, 5:4170, (2014). See Media report here
  • May 2014
    Congs on Luming for winning the best poster award in the International Symposium on Frontiers of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry that was hold in Shenzhen!
  • May 2014
    Congs on Ilona to be the finalist in the 2014 Mr Armin and Mrs Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award!
  • April 2014
    Xuhui is co-organizing a workshop on Functional Conformational Changes in Biological Systems that will be hold between April 26 and April 28 at HKUST! Half experimentalists and half theoreticians will speak in this conference.
  • April 2014
    Congs on Daniel on his paper on modeling RNA polymerase II translocation which is just published in PNAS, 111, 7665, (2014)!
  • April 2014
    Congs on Qin for winning the best Physical Chemistry poster award in the 21th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong that was hold in HKU at April 12!
  • March 2014
    Xuhui receives the American Chemical Society OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at the ACS National Meeting in Dallas. Congs!
  • Dec 2013
    We have made a few video clips for CHEM1004 to demonstrate examples of Chemistry in the daily life at our campus: (1). Thermal paper (Acid-Base Chemistry) English, Cantonese; (2) Hair Coloring (Redox Chemistry) English, Cantonese; (3) Shrunken T-shirt (Intermolecular Forces) English, Cantonese
  • Dec 2013
    Congs on Xuhui for winning this year's School Research Award!

  • Nov 2013
    Xuhui has given a talk to disseminate the science behind this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry that was awarded to Martin, Michael and Ariel! The link is here. Congratulations on the winners!
  • Oct 2013
    Welcome Liguo to join the group (joint with Prof. Shuhuai Yao) as the IAS postdoctoral fellow!
  • Sep 2013
    Congs on Qin Qiao's JACS paper!
  • Sep 2013
    Welcome the new graduate students: Xiangze and Hanlun to join the group!
  • Aug 2013
    Congs on Raymond Cui for his successful Ph.D thesis defense, the first Ph.D graduate from the group!
  • Aug 2013
    Congs on Xiaoxiao for her successful M.Phil thesis defense!
  • July 2013
    Welcome the new postdoc Lu Zhang (joint with Prof. Yijing Yan) to join the group!
  • July 2013
    Congs on Xuhui for the Early Career Award from Research Grant Council of Hong Kong!
  • March 2013
    Welcome the new postdoc Siqin to join the group!
  • Feb 2013
    Xuhui co-organized the International Conference on Biomolecular Dynamics: Experiment Meets Computation that was held at KAUST during Feb 23-25 in Saudi Ariba.
  • Jan 2013
    Farewell to Daniel! Good luck with his next postdoc position at University of Washington!
  • Oct 2012
    Congratulations on Daniel to be selected in the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences (he is one of the 10 recipients in the whole Latin American, and the only one from Mexico in 2012).
  • Sep 2012
    Congratulations to Yutong Zhou for his M. Phil degree! Good luck for his next position at Stanford University.
  • Dec 2011
    Congs on Lintai for their work on the paper about "Dynamics of Pyrophosphate Ion Release and Its Coupled Trigger Loop Motion from Closed to Open State in RNA Polymerase II" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society , collaboration with Prof. Wang Dong from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego. here
  • Dec 2011
    Congs on Luming and Lintai for their work on the paper about "Monitoring and Inhibition of Insulin Fibrillation by a Small Organic Fluorogen with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society , collaboration with Miss Hong Yuning from Prof. Tang Benzhong, the experimental group in HKUST. here
  • Oct 2011
    Xuhui has become a joint faculty in the Division of the Biomedical Engineering.
  • Sep 2011
    Congratulations to Fatima to be awarded the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) Fellowship!
  • Sep 2011
    Welcome the new graduate student: Shuo Gu (MPhil CHEM) to join our group!
  • Aug 2011
    Welcome two new international PG students: PARDO AVILA, Fatima Alejandra (Mexican, PhD CHEM) and Yutong Zhao(Canadian, MPhil CHEM) to join the group!
  • Jul 2011
    Xuhui, Daniel, Raymond, Qin and Carmen go to USTC(Hefei) for CTCMS 2011 Summer School on Photosynthesis!
  • Jun 2011
    Congs on Daniel and Xuhui for their work in "Initiation Complex Structure and Promoter Proofreading” accepted by Science !, collaboration with Prof. Roger D. Kornberg (experimental group in Stanford). The article can be found here
  • Jun 2011
    Welcome the new graduate student: Tse Ka Man, Carmen(MPhil CHEM Program) to join the group!
  • May 2011
    Xuhui, Lintai and Lu go to USTC(Hefei) for The 11th National Conference of Quantum Chemistry (NCQC)!
  • Apr 2011
    Congs and best wishes to Daniel, for he and Miss Cinthia Liza López Valadez get married on April 1st!
  • Mar 2011
    Congs on Daniel for his work on simulating the ligand binding by the LAO protein has been accepted for publication in the PLoS Computational Biology ! The manuscript can be found here
  • Feb 2011
    Congs on Raymond and Daniel for their work on simulating the T-jump triggered unfolding dynamics of Trpzip2 peptide has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B! This work is also the result of the collaboration with Prof. Zhuang from CAS.
    The manuscript can be found here
  • Feb 2011
    Welcome the new graduate student: Xiaoxiao He(PhD CHEM) to join the group!
  • Jan 2011
    Our group has organized the Stanford-HKUST joint workshop on molecular dynamics simulation analysis with Markov State Models.
  • Jan 2011
    Prof. Huang co-organizes the MULTI-SCALE MODELLING OF BIOSYSTEMS: FROM MOLECULAR TO MESOCALE session in Pacific symposium on Biocomputing 2011. See:
    Bernauer J, Flores S, Huang X, Zhou R, Shin S: . MULTI-SCALE MODELLING OF BIOSYSTEMS: FROM MOLECULAR TO MESOCALE - Session Introduction. Pac Symp Biocomp 2011, 177-180. PMID: 21121045
  • Dec 2010
    Our Computational Chemistry and Biology (CCB) computer cluster is officially in production now! The cluster contains fifty 8-core servers (2XQuad-core Xeon E5620 2.4GHz) connected with DDR InfiniBand Switches.
  • Sep 2010
    Welcome the new research associate Lintai Dar to join the group!
  • Aug 2010
    Prof. Huang's work on using simulations to elucidate the role of RNA Polymerase II Trigger Loop Residues in stabilizing and positioning of the Incoming NTP in Transcription has been published in Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. This paper has been featured by Faculty of 1000 Biology.
  • Aug 2010
    Welcome the new graduate students: Luming Meng (PhD NANO) and Qin Qiao (PhD BIEN)!
  • Aug 2010
    The undergraduate student Sherlock Tai will perform his undergraduate research in our group. Welcome!
  • April 2010
    Prof. Huang has co-authored a review paper on Markov State Model which is published in Cell Research
  • March 2010
    Welcome Daniel Silva to join our group as a Research Associate!
  • March 2010
    Prof. Huang has collaborated with experimentalists on a paper that has been recently accepted by Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. In this study, a combination of X-ray, bio-chemical experiments, and theoretical modeling have been used to elucidate the detailed molecular mechanism by which RNA polymerase II stalled at a site-specific monofunctional pyriplatin DNA adduct. Our findings pave the way for rational improvement of monofunctional platinum anticancer drugs.
  • Jan 2010
    Prof. Huang's work is published in the Proceedings of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (see here). We developed a new algorithm to construct Markov State Models at different resolutions to study conformational changes. (Pics here)
  • Jan 2010
    Prof. Huang co-organizes the Multi-resolution Modeling of Biological Macromolecules Session in the Pacific symposium on Biocomputing 2010 in the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Jan 2010
    The lab officially starts running!
  • Sep 2009
    Our Lab's first Graduate Student Raymond Cui arrives HKUST. Welcome!

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