Executive Vice Chairman: Professor Michael M. Yang, Ph.D.

Prof. Yang obtained his Ph.D. from University of Toronto, Canada and received postdoctoral training in the Scripps Research Institute in USA. He is currently the Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Chair Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences in City University of Hong Kong. The research interest of Yang’s group focuses development of biochip technology and nanotechnology for molecular diagnostics and therapeutic applications. Prof. Yang has published over 260 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 23 patents. He has delivered more than 80 invited lectures in international conferences and universities, and trained 28 Ph.D. and M.Phil. graduates and numerous postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. He holds honorary professorships in Zhejiang University, the Third Military Medical University, and Shengyang Pharmaceutical University, China. Professor Yang a member of the Grant Review Boards of Hong Kong Healthcare and Medical Research Fund and Innovation and Technology Fund. He also served in the editorial advisory boards of The Analyst (Royal Society of Chemistry), Life Science Instrument (China), and Microchimica Acta (Germany). He has been awarded the Chunhui Scholar Award by the Ministry of Education in China in 2003, the K. C. Wong Foundation Outstanding Scholar Award in 2004, the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Award in 2006, and the Hong Kong Technological Achievement Grand Award in 2007. He is a co-founder of Genetel Pharmaceuticals Limited and Multigene Diagnostics Limited, City University spin-off companies specializing in developing molecular diagnostic and therapeutic products for early detection and treatment of diseases.

 

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