Professor Dennis Lo
Professor Rossa Chiu
Professor Nelson Tang
Professor Allen K C Chan
Professor Chun Kwok Wong
Professor Yiu-Loon Chui
Professor Hao Sun
Professor Peiyong Jiang
Professor Kathy Lui
Professor Ping Yuan
Ms Elena Lo
Professor Christopher Lam
Professor Nirmal Panesar
Dr Michael H M Chan
Dr Liz Yuen
Professor Christopher Lam 林偉基
Adjunct Professor 客座教授
Professor Lam is at present employed by the Macau University of Science and Technology as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of Laboratory Medicine at the University Hospital. He took up these appointments upon retiring from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong in 2009.
Professor Lam obtained his PhD degree in Immunology from the Southampton General Hospital (UK, 1974), and had worked in the Singapore General Hospital (Singapore, 1975-1979) and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney, Australia, 1991-1993) before and after joining CUHK (1983). His other qualifications include Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK, 1985), Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (US, 1989), Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Pathologists (2004), and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK, 2006). He is also qualified as a Hong Kong Government Listed Practitioner of Chinese Medicine (License Number L07700, since 2001).
Professor Lam is a general clinical biochemist who has published over 450 papers widely in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Nephrology, Lipidology, Diabetology and Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Toxicology, and Chinese Medicine accruing an h-index of 53 for impact and citations. During the SARS epidemic in 2003, Professor Lam developed a postulate that many acute infections and chronic illnesses are in fact communication diseases caused by cytokine and chemokine aberrations resulting in deranged intercellular communication and intracellular signal transduction. This new concept in laboratory medicine has enhanced understanding of the messenger and message pathology of acute and chronic diseases, with clinical applications in patient care via using cytokines and chemokines for monitoring and their antibodies (e.g. anti-TNF antibody) for treatment. For this contribution Professor Lam was conferred the IFCC Distinguished Award in Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care in 2008 (IFCC = International Federation of Clinical Biochemistry). His other honors include the APFCB Silver Jubilee Distinguished Medal and Award bestowed in 2006 (APFCB = Asian and Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry).
Professor Lam has been active in local, regional and international services in Clinical Biochemistry. He has served as the Secretary, President, Chief Examiner and Chairman of the Board of Accreditation for the Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry (1987-2001); Secretary and President of APFCB (1994-2004); Executive Board Member (1999-2005) and Vice President cum Chairman of the Awards Committee of IFCC (2009-2011). He has been Visiting Professor in China for (1) the People's Liberation Army General Hospital (301 Hospital) and Postgraduate Medical School (Beijing, since 2000); (2) Chongqing Medical University (Chongqing, since 2000), and (3) Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, since 2010). His traveling lectureships comprise the Roman Traveling Lectureship of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (7 state capital cities, 2002), APFCB Traveling Lectureship (8 Asian-Pacific countries, 2006), and IFCC Traveling Lectureship to the EFCC (European Federation of Clinical Chemistry, 2008), for which he presented The Laboratory Medicine of Infectious Diseases and Cybernetics of Cytokines and Chemokines: Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications along a stretch of the River Danube in Croatia, Hungry and the Czech Republic - in exchange for concert tickets for him and his wife in the evenings.
Clinical Biochemistry is real-life biochemistry. Professor Lam has recently undertaken a keen research interest into Largo meaning Front Place or Front Square in Portuguese. In Macau there is a largo for every venue: Largo do Senado (front square of the city council), do Bazar (city market), do Cais (pier), do Alfanega (customs and immigration), do Lilau (of the well of old woman), and even do Matadouro (abattoir), just to name a few. Professor Lam believes that there must have been very substantial real-life activities occurring in these largos advancing culture and civilization. They might be folk-dancing and singing, courting and romance, soccer and other sports, or even quarrels and fights, mostly resulting in a happy ending. Being a quiet and humble person, Professor Lam loves to sit smilingly by a largo and observe the world goes by. He is also keen in enrolling into a tuition course of the Portuguese language every Tuesday and Thursday evening, but so far has not had time and energy to do so.
December 2014
Recent Publications:
Wong CK, Hu S, Leung KM, Dong J, He L, Chu YJ, Chu IM, Qiu HN, Liu KY, Lam CW. NOD-like receptors mediated activation of eosinophils interacting with bronchial epithelial cells; a link between innate immunity and allergic asthma. Cell Mol Immunol 2013; 10:317-29.
Qui H, Wong CK, Chu A, Hu SH, Lam CWK. Muramyl dipeptide mediated activation of human bronchial epithelial cells interacting with basophils: a novel mechanism of airway inflammation. Clin Exp Immunol 2013; 172:81-94.
Wong CK, Lau KM, Chan IHS, Hu SQ, Lam YYO, Choi AOK, Lam CWK. MicroRNA-21* regulates the pro-survival effect of GM-CSF on human eosinophils. Immunobiology 2013; 218:255-62.
Wang AY, Wang M, Lam CW, Chan IH, Lui SF, Sanderson. JE. Heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction in patients treated with peritoneal dialysis. Am J Kidney Dis 2013; 61:975-83.
Wang AYM, Lu Y, Cheung S, Chu M, Wong S, Chan IHS, Lam CWK.  Plasma   sodium and subclincial left atrial enlargement in chronic kidney disease.   Nephrol Dial Transpl 2013; 28: 2319-28.
Wong CK, Dong J, Lam CWK. Molecular mechanisms regulating the synergism between IL-32gamma and NOD for the activation of eosinophils. J Leukocyte Biol 2014; 95 (4):631-42.
Qiu HN, Wong CK, Dong J, Lam CWK, Cai Z. Effect of tumor necrosis factor member LIGHT (TNFSF14) on the activation of basophils and eosinophils interacting with bronchial epithelial cells. Mediat Inflamm 2014; 2014:136463.
Wong CK, Leung TF, Chu M, Dong J, Lam YY, Lam CW. Aberrant expression of regulatory cytokine IL-35 and pattern recognition receptor NOD2 in patients with allergic asthma. Inflammation. 2014 Oct 18 [Epub ahead of print].
Wang AY, Fang F, Chan J, Wen YY, Qing S, Chan IH, Lo G, Lai KN, Lo WK, Lam CWK, Yu CM. Effect of paricalcitol on left ventricular mass and function in CKD - The OPERA trial. J Am Soc Nehrol 2014; 25:175-86.
Wang AY, Wong CK, Yau YY, Wong S, Chan IH, Lam CW. Skin autofluorescence associates with vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2014; 34(8):1784-90.
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