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Mr ABIL Olifan Zewdie

MSc in Medical Microbiology (Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine)
BSc in Medical Laboratory Technology (Jimma University, College of Medical and Health Science)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Zou Xiang
(852) 3400-8575
olifan-zewdie.abil@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Antimicrobial resistance pathogens, vaccination and Molecular Epidemiology of infectious disease

 

Ms ADESANYA, Adenike E.

MSc. Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (IMC Fachhochschule Krems, University of Applied Sciences)
BSc. Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (IMC Fachhochschule Krems, University of Applied Sciences)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Huang Chien-ling
(852) 3400-8601
adenike.e.adesanya@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Molecular pathways, gene, somatic and recurrent mutations, and chromosomal aberrations involved in myeloid malignancies

 

Mr AKBOR, Mohammady

Master in Biological Sciences (University of Camerino, Italy)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Liang-ting Lin
(852) 3400-8600
mohammady.akbor@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Identification of RNA Binding Proteins (RBP), their interactions, structural features, role in tumor progression and drug target discovery

 

Mr AZAM, Md Zulfikar

MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Rajshahi University, Bangladesh)
BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Rajshahi University, Bangladesh)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Tony To
(852) 3400-8638
zulfikar.azam@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Cell- free DNA, non-invasive biomarkers, Exosomes, Extracellular vesicles, Circulating Tumor cells, Circulating Tumor associated Nucleic Acids (Circulating Tumor-associated DNA, RNA and miRNA), Circulating Tumor-associated Oncometabolite and protein Biomarkers, Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis, Monitoring of Cancer treatment.

 

Ms CHAMBARA, Nonhlanhla

MSc in Radiography (National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe)

BSc in Diagnostic Imaging (Quinnipiac University, USA)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Michael Ying
(852) 3400-8601
nonhlanhla.chambara@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:

Medical ultrasound technological advances in diagnosis and management of cancers, computer-aided diagnosis in thyroid ultrasound , computer-based simulation learning in radiography

 

 

Miss CHEN XI

MSc in Food Quality and Safety (Huazhong Agricultural University)                 

BSc in Food Science (Beijing Technology and Business University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Kenneth Cheng
(852) 3400-8638
xi0420.chen@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Mechanisms and metabolic pathway of chronic diseases like obesity via metabonomics

 

Mr CHENG Wai Yeung

MRes in Biomedical Science (University of Glasgow, UK)

BSc in Biological Science (University of Georgia, USA)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme:  Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr Franki Tse
(852) 3400-8575
gerald-wy.cheng@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 

Neuropathology, Alzheimer’s disease, Myelination, DNA damage                        

 

Ms CHEUNG, Cara H. Y.

MSc in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology (CUHK)
MSc in Biomedical Engineering (PolyU)
BSc in Biological Sciences (Simon Fraser University)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr Shara Lee
(852) 3400-8600
chy.cheung@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Non-invasive detection of haemodynamic changes associated with blood loss       

 

Ms DENG Chujun

MSc in Jinan University

BSc in Foshan University

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr WONG, Chi-Ming
(852) 3400-8638
chujun.deng@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Clinical research and molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases                    

 

Mr GALATA, Chala Chaburte

MSc in Biomedical sciences (Addis Ababa  University)

BSc in Biology ( Addis Ababa University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Gilman Siu
(852)3400-8640
chala.galata@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 
Virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Drug resistant TB

 

 

Mr HASAN, Kazi Md Mahmudul

MSc in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh)
BSc(Hons) in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Alvin Ma
(852) 3400-8601
kazi-md-mahmudul.hasan@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Cell and molecular biology, Immunology, Genetics and genomics, Oncology, RNA biology, Proteomics, Application of “Bioinformatics” in drug discovery/design.

 

Mr LAM Sai Kit

MSc in Medical Physics (Duke University)

BSc in Applied Physics (City University of Hong Kong)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme:  Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr CAI Jing
(852) 3400-8575
saikit-edmond.lam@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Radiomics, Adaptive radiation therapy                                                                  

 

Mr LO Tak Ho

BSc in Human Nutrition (Ulster University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme:  Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr Wong Chi Ming
(852) 3400-8613/ 3400-8627
takho.lo@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism                                                                  

 

Mr ISLAM KHAN, Md Zahirul

Master of Pharmacy (Thesis) (State University of Bangladesh)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (State University of Bangladesh)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Helen Law
(852) 3400-8600
zahir.islamkhan@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Exploring the relationship between Autophagy and caner metastasis, Molecular mechanisms of cancer and effective biomolecular therapeutics, In-vivo and in-vitro animal study, Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Resistance.

 

Ms KWARTENG, Regina

MSc in Biomedical Science (University of The West of England (UWE))
BSc in Biochemistry (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Prof Yip Shea-ping
(852) 3400-8638
regina.kwarteng@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Genetic and functional causal variants of myopia using genome wide association and linkage studies

 

 

Ms LAU, Fidelia S.

BSc in in Biochemistry (The University of British Columbia)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Prof Benjamin Yung
(852) 3400-8640
fidelia.lau@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Exploring the molecular pathways in breast cancer development and progression.

 

Mr LEUNG, Vincent W. S.

BSc (Hons) in Radiography (PolyU)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Part-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Vincent Wu
wan-shun.leung@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Radiotherapy Dosimetry

 

Ms LI, Ashley Y. X.

MSc in Cell Biology (Sichuan)
BSc in Bioscience (Sichuan Normal)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Michael Ying
(852) 3400-8587
yuanxi.li@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Vascularization; Pathogenesis

 

Mr LI, Jia, Thomas

MSc in Surgery (Guangdong Medical University)

BSc in Clinical Medicine ( Hubei University of Science and Technology)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Fiona CHEN
(852) 3400-8601
jia-thomas.li@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 

Inflammation, stroke, sepsis and genetic association

 

Mr LI, Tian

MSc in Medical Physics (Duke University)

BSc in Chemical Biology (Peking University)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr CAI Jing
(852) 3400-8601
tian93.li@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 

4D MRI

 

Ms LIN, Huige

Master of Cell Biology (Xiamen University)
Bachelor of Biotechnology (South Medical University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Kenneth Cheng
(852) 3400-8601
lin.ge.lin@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Metabolic Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms & Clinical Investigation

 

 

Mr LONG, Ke Kao

MSc in Biomedical Engineering (PolyU)
BSc in Bioscience (University of Greenwich, UK)
BSc Bioscience (Hunan Agricultural University, China)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Kenneth Cheng
(852) 3400-8640
kklong.long@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
The role of adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and its related diabetes

 

Mr MAHANTY, Arpan

MSc in Pharmaceutics (MS in Pharmaceutics) (China Pharmaceutical University Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Diploma in Pharmacy (Odisha State Board of Pharmacy, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Jung Sun Yoo
(852) 3400-8587
arpan.mahanty@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Fluorescence molecular imaging, Multimodality imaging, Intraoperative/Intravital imaging, Nanomedicine, Biomedical optics

 

Mr MARUF, Md Abdullah Al

MSc in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (Islamic University),
BSc in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (Islamic University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Prof Yip Shea-ping
(852) 3400-8638
niaz.maruf@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Molecular genetics of Philadelphia negative myeloproliferative neoplasms, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, 3C based methods, Drug discovery, Stem cell biology, Non coding RNA in hematological malignancy.

 

Mr Ng Ting Leung Timothy

MSc in Biotechnology (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 
BSc in Biochemistry (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme:  Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr Gilman Siu
(852) 3400-8575
tl-timothy.ng@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Fast detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance with next-generation sequencing and long-read nanopore sequencing.

 

Mr REN, Ge, Gary

MSc in Medical Physics (Duke Kunshan University)

BSc in Biological Engineering ( Jiang Nan University)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr CAI Jing
(852) 3400-8601
ge2018.ren@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 
Exploring a comprehensive machine learning based scheme to achieve optimal robustness to process medical data

 

Mr SEN CHAUDHURI, Arka

MSc in Pharmaceutics (China Pharmaceutical University, China)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (West Bengal University of Technology, India)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Zou Xiang
(852) 3400-8640
arka.senchaudhuri@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Mast cell biology, Fc-gamma receptors, allergy, vaccination, Nano carries based on biological macromolecules or polymer substance for targeting therapy of anti-tumor drugs, use and characterization of macromolecules for drug delivery, nanoparticle formulation, characterization and testing, modified-release preparations, preclinical in vitro and in vivo biopharmaceutical evaluation of drugs

 

      

Ms SHAO Huiling

MSc in Data Mining (Sorbonne University, France)

BSc in Computer Science (Sorbonne University, France)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Lawrence Chan
(852) 3400-8601
hui-ling.shao@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 
Bioinformatics, Big Data for Medical Applications                                                 

 

Mr SHENKUTIE, Abebe Mekuria

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine(DVM) (Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine)
Msc In Medical Microbiology (Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Polly Leung
(852) 3400-8640
abebe-mekuria.shenkutie@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Antimicrobial resistance, Disease pathogenesis and Vaccine development

 

Mr SUN Jiahong

Bsc in Bioinformatics (Southern University of Science and Technology)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme:  Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr Huang Chien-ling
(852) 3400-8638
jiahong.sun@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Single cell sequencing data analysis, Tumor evolution, CRISPR Cas9                

 

Mr TAM Chi Wing

PgD in Public Health (CUHK)

BSc (Hons) in Radiography (PolyU)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme:  Full-time MPhil Student
Supervisor :  Dr Shara Lee
(852) 3400-8575
victorcw.tam@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests: 
Supportive care in Radiation Oncology; Health education and promotion in cancer and HIV/AIDS

 

Mr TEREFE, Petros Admasu

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Addis Ababa University)

BSc in Veterinary Medicine (Mekelle University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Prof Yip Shea-ping
(852) 3400-8638
petros.terefe@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interest:

Blood cancer

 

Mr TULU, Ketema Tafess

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Addis Ababa University),
MSc in Tropical and Infectious Diseases (Addis Ababa University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Gilman Siu
(852) 3400-8601
ketema.ta.tulu@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:

 

 

Mr WONG, Alex Ngai Nick

MSc in Biomedical Engineering  (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

BSc in Medicinal Chemistry (University of Melbourne)

Discipline:

Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr YOO, Jung Sun
(852) 3400-8638
n-n-alex.wong@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests:

Intravital imaging,Biomedical optics, Nanomedicine

 

 

Mr WONG, Kent N.

BSc in Biology (HKUST)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Huang Chien-ling
(852) 3400-8587
kent.n.wong@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Cell biology; Molecular biology; Cancer signaling pathway

 

Mr WU, Kelvin K. L.

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Kenneth Cheng
(852) 3400-8600
kalok.wu@connect.polyu.hk

 

Ms WU Mengyao

MSc in The University of Leeds

BSc in South China Agricultural University

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme:  Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor :  Dr WONG, Chi-Ming
(852) 3400-8640
mengyao.wu@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 

Mechanism of obesity and its related metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cancers.                       

 

     

Mr Xiao Haonan

MSc in Medical Physics (Duke Kunshan University)

BSc in Physics (Fudan University)

Discipline:

Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr CAI Jing
(852) 3400-8575
haonan.xiao@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests:

4D MRI and its application in radiotherapy                                                             

 

 

Ms YANG Minfeng

MSc in Biomedical Engineering(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
BSc in Medical Laboratory (Nantong University)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr YOO Jung Sun
(852) 3400-8575
minfeng.yang@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Non-invasive biomarkers, cancer diagnosis and prognosis, immunology, Glioma

 

Mr YAO, Mian Zhi

Bachelor of Applied Microbiology (The Auckland University of Technology)
Master of Public Health (HKU)
Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Polly Leung
(852) 3400-8640
mian-zhi.yao@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Antibiotic resistance

 

Mr YEUNG, Ho Yin Martin

MSc. In Biochemical and Biomedical Science (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

IBMS Accredited BSc. In Biomedical Science (Keele University, United Kingdom)

Registered Part I MLT (Hong Kong)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr WONG, Chi-Ming
(852) 3400-8640
ho-yin-martin.yeung@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 

The interaction of novel endocrine signaling proteins and their relationship in metabolic diseases, obesity and diabetes mellitus.

 

Ms YI Zhenni

BSc in Biomedical Science (China Agricultural University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Alvin Ma
(852) 3400-8595
zhenniyi.yi@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interests: 

Cancer, stem cell

 

Mr ZHOU, Rui

Bachelor of Medicine (Shanxi Medical University)

Discipline: Radiography
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Lawrence Chan
(852) 3400-8640
zhou.r.zhou@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Breast cancer metastasis, Neurodegenerative disease, Molecular imaging

 

Ms ZHU, Julie L.

Master of Public Health (Sun Yat-sen University),
Bachelor of Medicine in Preventive Medicine (Xinjiang Medical University)

Discipline: Medical Laboratory Science
Programme: Full-time PhD Student
Supervisor : Dr Gilman Siu
(852) 3400-8640
li.li.zhu@connect.polyu.hk
Research Interests:
Virulent factors of bacteria: MTB, M. bovis, M. smegmatis. Drug-resistant genes of MTB.

 


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