- Fellowship in 2003 at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Dr Wong received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Hong Kong University of Science and technology in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He then graduated with a Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2003. He studied as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Alan Hinnebusch at National Institutes of Health from 2003 to 2008 and Prof. Dong-Yan Jin at Department of Biochemistry HKU from 2008 to 2011. He joined the Department of Medicine at HKU as Research Assistant Professor in 2011 and co-Principal Investigator at the State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in 2013.
He is now Research Assistant Professor at Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The mechanism of action of novel metabolic factors and their roles in the treatment of obesity, diabetes and other related metabolic disorders
• The mechanism of transcription termination and its link in mRNA surveillance
• The role of peroxiredoxin in oxidative stress and maintaining genomic stability In addition to his research activities, Dr Wong serves on the editorial board of a number of journals including Frontiers in Genetics & Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.