Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Tzi Bun Ng

Prof. Tzi Bun Ng
Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

  Biography :

TB Ng received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, postdoctoral training in endocrinology in Hormone Research Lab, University of California in San Francisco, and conducted sabbatical research in biotechnology Imperial College London. Currently he is a professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published, in internationally refereed reputable journals, over 700 papers. He was the principal investigator and a coinvestigator of a number of research grants. He has served as a reviewer of research grant applications submitted to national funding agencies in Europe and Singapore.

Biography
  Research Interest :

The research interest of TB Ng cover a diversity of proteins including whey proteins, antifungal proteins, and peptides, antiviral proteins and peptides, antibacterial peptides, cathelicidins, defensins, antifreeze proteins, venom proteins, ribosome inactivating proteins, lectins, trypsin inhibitors, and enzymes such as laccases, galactosidases and ribonucleases. Other research interests encompass melatonin, methyl gallate compounds,chitosan, marine products, and plasticizers. and Chinese medicinal products including those from Dendrobium, Cordyceps, Ganoderma, Momordica and Coriolus species.

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Ricky Yuet-kin Leung, PhD.

Dr. Ricky Yuet-kin Leung, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, the Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Ricky Yuet-kin Leung is an established investigator in the field of hormone and cancer. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong focusing on experimental therapeutics of liver cancer. He completed his postdoctoral training in estrogen receptor and prostate cancer at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass). As an Assistant Professor of the Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati, his research continues to flourish. His recent work centers around the exciting topics of developmental origin of cancer risk and the impact of environmental estrogens on epigenetics reprogramming. He is currently a full member of American Association for Cancer Research. He is a co-Investigator of two National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-funded projects focusing on teasing out the epigenetic reprogramming mechanisms of bisphenol A in cancer.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1) Epigenetic regulation of gene expression 2) Stem cells epigenetics in developmental origin of health and disease 3) Estrogen receptors and cancer

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Dr. Chan Hoi Huen, Gabriel

Dr. Chan Hoi Huen, Gabriel
Researcher
Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

  Biography :

Dr Gabriel Chan Hoi-huen is an educator, academician and researcher in health and biomedical science. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (with a minor degree in Psychology) as well as Master of Philosophy in Physiology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also received her Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Liberal Studies and PhD in Biology from the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. Dr CHAN is active in science research and has published numerous papers in both international journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests included cardiovascular physiology as well as traditional Chinese medicine. Having participated in higher education for more than 15 years, Dr Chan is now the lecturer as well as the assistant program leader of Associate Degree Programme in Health Studies of Hong Kong Community College, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also the laboratory manager for two laboratories in the college.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cardiovascular, aging, health care

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Dr. Senjam Sunil Singh, PhD.

Dr. Senjam Sunil Singh, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Manipur University
India

  Biography :

Dr. Senjam Sunil Singh is an Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Manipur University, India. He received his PhD from the same University. After his nine years of teaching in the College, he joins the University. He got the DBT Oversea Associateship and under the same program he did his post-doctoral research training at one of the renowned research laboratory under Prof. Tzi Bun Ng, CUHK. He is a regular contributor of research articles in his area and as reviewer for some peer research journals. At present he is working on protein biochemistry, especially purification and biochemical characterization of plant lectins. His area of research interest includes Lectin Biochemistry, Enzyme Biotechnology and Immunology. Currently he resides in Manipur, India along with his wife and two lovely children.

Biography
  Research Interest :

a. Lectin biochemistry, b. Enzyme biotechnology, c. Immunology.

Research Interest
Dr. Wenliang Pan, PhD.

Dr. Wenliang Pan, PhD.
Researcher
Department of Medicine
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
USA

  Biography :

I received my PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am currently a Research Fellow in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. I am now an Associate Member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). I am also a Reviewing Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology.

Biography
  Research Interest :

My research is to understand the molecular mechanism underlying the onset and metastasis of various cancers including breast cancer, liver cancer and Ewing sarcoma etc. My project also focused on the mechanism of the inhibitory effect of antitumor drugs on cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. My research interest was also engaged in monitoring the status of intracellular proteins in live cells using fluorescent techniques, such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

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Dr. Wong Ho, Jack, PhD.

Dr. Wong Ho, Jack, PhD.
Research Associate
School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

  Biography :

Jack Ho Wong received his PhD degree in biochemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. He serves as a research associate in the Faculty of Medicine and Shenzhen Research Institute, CUHK. He has worked on defense proteins/peptides for over 10 years. His research encompasses: (i) antimicrobial peptides and (ii) antitumor proteins/peptides. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Mechanisms of antifungal (Candida spp (biofilm formation) and Trichophyton mentagrophytes), antibacterial (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Helicobater pylori) and antiviral (HIV-1) effects of various antifungal peptides and proteins derived from mammals (cathelicidin and its derivatives, defensins and lactoferrin and its derivatives), plants and fungi and Chinese medicines; 2. Mechanisms of anticancer (breast cancer and colon cancer) effects of fragments of defensin and cathelicidin and other proteins (ribosome inactivation proteins and lectins); 3. To develop novel antimicrobial agents by modifying existing peptides. 4. Study on inhibitors of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) from Chinese medicines.

Research Interest
Dr. Jie Yang, Ph.D.

Dr. Jie Yang, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Biological Sciences and Engineering
Fuzhou University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Jie Yang is currently a professor in the College of Biological Sciences and Engineering at Fuzhou University. She received her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Ohio University, USA and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in a Honolulu-based biotech company Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc. After she joined Fuzhou University, China in 2009, she has been working with enzymes, especially ligninolytic enzymes such as laccases.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Current research interests focus on enzyme engineering and applications, including:  Isolation and breeding of bacteria and fungi producing enzymes including cellulases, laccases, agarases, etc.  Enzyme engineering, purification, heterologous expression and characterization  Fermentation media development and process optimization in shake flasks and 5-L fermenter  Enzyme gene transcription profiling with transcriptomics and qPCR and transcription engineering  Enzyme applications in feed, food and bioremediation and identification of biotransformation pathways

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Dr. Xiuli Dan, PhD.

Dr. Xiuli Dan, PhD.
Researcher
Dr. Vilhelm Bohr’s lab
National Institute of Health
USA

  Biography :

After I got my Bachelor’s education at Sichuan University in 2011, I started my PhD training under the supervision of Dr.Tzibun NG who has established great reputation in the study of bioactive proteins for a variety of applications, like anti-fungi, anti-cancer and anti-HIV etc. My PhD research was mainly focused on the screening and purification of anti-cancer proteins from edible natural sources and have published7papers as the first author in prestigious journals. After my graduation in 2015, I continued my research for one more at Prof. Ng’s lab year as a research associate. I started my postdoc training at Dr. Dr. Vilhelm Bohr’s lab at NIH since July 2017 and is currently working the molecular mechanism of aging.

Biography
  Research Interest :

I am working on the molecular mechanism of aging induced by DNA damage on premature animal models(cockayne syndrome and ataxia telangiectasia mouse model).

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