- Fellowship in 2001 at the California Institute of Technology
- Scholarship in 1999 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Cain Yam was awarded a Croucher scholarship in 1999 during his PhD in biochemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a fellowship in 2001 during his postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology. Cain Yam founded BestGene Inc. in 2004 and has served as its president since then.
BestGene Inc specialises in developing transgenic model systems, or genetically tailored Drosophila, and providing services ranging from DNA preparation and embryo microinjection to phenotype screening.