Clement Tsui 徐健銘

  • Fellowship in 2002 at University of British Columbia

Dr Tsui was graduated in Environmental Science (BSc) in University of Hong Kong and he obtained a PhD on the ecology and biodiversity of aquatic fungi. 

He has studied the evolution, population genetics and genomics of microbial pathogens to plants, animals and humans in Westmead Hospital (Australia), University of British Columbia (Canada), BC Centre for Infectious Diseases Public Health Lab (Canada), and Sidra Medicine (Qatar). He is a visiting scientist in various Universities in China and Brazil. Over 100 research articles and book chapters have been published. 

His research interests focus in understanding the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that determine the genetic variability, distribution and transmission pattern of infectious diseases. Also he is using bioinformatic and molecular genetics approach to understand the evolution of antimicrobial resistance and the virulence mechanisms of bacteria during human infections, and how we can exploit these mechanisms in the development of anti-microbial therapies.


as a Principal Scientific Officer in National Center for Infectious Diseases, Singapore, he is using whole genome sequencing (WGS) data to investigate disease transmission pattern and to understand drug resistance mechanisms in bacteria and fungi. Also, he is involved in the application of metagenomics to diagnose microbial infections and to improve plant health. He is appointed as an Assistant Professor in University of British Columbia (Canada) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).