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Prof. Michael M YANG

PhD (Toronto), MACS

Head and Chair Professor of Department of Biomedical Sciences

 

Prof. Yang obtained his Ph.D. from University of Toronto and 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. The research interest of Yang’s group focuses on the study of molecular processes in stem cells and cancer stem cells interacting with microenvironments, and the development of biochip technology and nanomedicine for research and clinical applications. Prof. Yang has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 40 patents/patent applications. He has delivered more than 80 invited lectures in international conferences, and trained 24 Ph.D./M.Phil. students and numerous postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. He holds honorary professorships in University of Central Lancashire, Zhejiang University, and the Third Military Medical University. Professor Yang serves in the Grant Review Boards of Hong Kong Government Health and Medical Research Fund and Innovation and Technology Fund. He has been awarded the Chunhui Scholar Award by the Ministry of Education in China in 2003, the K. C. Wong Foundation 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 Multigene Diagnostics Ltd., a City University spin-off focusing on development of molecular diagnostics for early detection of diseases.

 

Education and Employment


Postdoc. (1993-94) Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, U.S.A.
Ph.D. (1989-92) Analytical Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada
M.Sc. (1986-88) Organic Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada
B.Sc. (1980-84) Chemistry, Xiamen University, China

Employment History


2014.1-present Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of HK
2014.1-present Chair Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
2007.9-2013.12 Chair Professor of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
2005.7-present Director, Biotech and Health Centre, City University of Hong Kong
2002.7-2007.8 Professor, City University of Hong Kong
2000.7-2005.6 Founding Director, Applied Research Centre for Genomics Technology, City University of Hong Kong
1998.7-2002.6 Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
1994.10-1998.6 Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong