- Scholarship in 1988 at the University of Oxford
After graduating in Medicine with Honors at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1987 and completing his internship training in 1988, Stephen Shiu pursued his postgraduate study in Oxford University, where he obtained his DPhil degree in 1991.
He then undertook clinical training in microbiology and internal medicine, before he joined the Department of Physiology at HKU in 1995. In 1998, Shiu received the University Teaching Award (University Teaching Fellow) as a recognition of his excellence as a teacher.
His laboratory focuses on unraveling the signaling mechanisms of the neurohormone melatonin and the development of melatonin for prostate cancer prevention and treatment.