- Senior Medical Research Fellowship in 2019 at The University of Hong Kong
- Fellowship in 1996 at Guy's Hospital
Professor Sydney Tang is known for his contributions to both clinical and basic sciences in the field of nephrology, the study of kidney diseases or nephropathies. His major research interest is to elucidate disease mechanisms and unravel novel treatments of chronic progressive proteinuric and diabetic nephropathies, which are the leading causes of end-stage kidney disease in most developed countries worldwide. Through his pioneering work in cell biology, he has dissected some of the most important intracellular pathways through which excessive albumin, high glucose and glycated proteins can induce toxicity to the kidney tubule cells, the very cell type in the kidney that determines ultimate clinical outcomes in patients with nephropathies.