Professor Tak Mak bestowed with 2023 William B. Coley Award

Prof. Tak Mak, Founding Member of Founding member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, currently Director of the Centre for Oncology and Immunology, Honorary Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed, will be conferred the 2023 William B. Coley Award by the Cancer Research Institute recognizing his profound discoveries throughout his career, most notably the revolutionised contribution in establishing the foundations of T-cell immunology. The William B. Coley Award is the highest scientific honour in Basic and Tumor Immunology and is bestowed on only one global pioneer in every year.

Prof. Mak is a world leader in the genetics of immunology and cancer. Prior to the Coley Award, Prof. Mak, whose research has been cited more than 170,000 times, has received numerous awards and honours, and election into the Royal Society of London and the US National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Mak is ranked 9th internationally and 1st in Canada in Molecular Biology in the recently announced 2023 Top Scientists Rankings.

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