Dr Gilman SIU Kit-hang
Associate Professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Higher Diploma in Biomedical Science (2004)
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (2006)
Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement (2022)
Dr Gilman Siu Kit-hang is one of the PolyU young scholars making a difference in fighting COVID-19. His rapid whole-genome sequencing technique is a groundbreaking discovery that greatly speeded up the identification of transmission chains and improved diagnostic accuracy. In 2021, he received the Outstanding Project Team on COVID-19 Research Award from the Food and Health Bureau. Dr Siu has also published over 50 peer-reviewed research papers in high-impact academic journals, such as Lancet Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Chemistry. Over the past five years, he has secured more than HK$40 million in external research grant funding.