Mamie HUI
Margaret IP
Christopher KC LAI
Rita WY NG
Zigui CHEN
Jessie LIANG
Siaw Shi BOON
Yun Kit YEOH
Chiu Yeung CHAN
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Name Christopher K C LAI
Academic / Professional Qualifications MBChB (CUHK), MRCP (UK), PDipID (HKU), FRCPath (UK), FHKCPath, FHKAM (Pathology)
Academic title & affiliations Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Email chris.kclai@cuhk.edu.hk
Current Appointments
(Including honorary appointments)
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Associate Consultant in Microbiology, New Territories East Cluster, Hong Kong Hospital Authority,
  • Council Member, The Hong Kong College of Pathologists
  • Chairman, Education Committee, The Hong Kong College of Pathologists
  • Honorary Treasurer, The Hong Kong Society of Microbiology and Infection
  • Visiting Lecturer (Part-time) -Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Expert Panel Member of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC)
ORCID ORCID iD iconorcid.org/ 0000-0001-8591-5944
Google Scholar  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O3Xc2t4AAAAJ&hl=en
Research interest
Antimicrobial resistance
Clinical microbiology & infectious diseases
Infection control
2015 Top 10 Abstracts Award The 7th International Congress of Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control
2010 HA Outstanding team award “HA Rapid Diagnostic Laboratory Network for Influenza
Publications (All)
  1. Luk S, Chow VCY, Yu KCH, Hsu EK, Tsang NC, Chuang VWM, Lai CKC, Hui M, Lee RA, Lai WM, Que TL, Fung SC, To WK, Cheng VCC, Wong ATY. Effectiveness of antimicrobial hospital curtains on reducing bacterial contamination-A multicenter study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 18:1-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.315
  2. Leung HH, Lai CK, Yeung KL, Kwan JK, Tsang DN.. Multilevel antimicrobial disinfectant coating in reducing the viability of multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital environment. Hong Kong Med J. 2018;24(Suppl 6):S37-9
  3. Chen H, Au KM, Hsu KE, Lai CK, Myint J, Mak YF, Lee SY, Wong TY, Tsang NC. Multidrug-resistant organism carriage among residents from residential care homes for the elderly in Hong Kong: a prevalence survey with stratified cluster sampling. Hong Kong Med J. 2018;24:350–6 DOI: 10.12809/hkmj17694
  4. Tsang HF, Chan LW, Tong JC, Wong HT, Lai CK, Au TC, Chan AK, Ng LP, Cho WC, Wong SC.. Implementation and new insights in molecular diagnostics for HIV infection. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2018 May;18(5):433-441. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2018.1464393.
  5. Ip M, Lai CK, Fung KSC, Wong KT, Zhu C, Van de Velde S, Tsang DN, Hawkey P. Activity of temocillin and 15 other agents, including fosfomycin and colistin, against Enterobacteriaceae in Hong Kong. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. (2017) 36: 2491. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-017-3091-8
  6. Tang TH, Wong SS, Lai CK, Poon RW, Chan HS, Wu TC, Cheung YF, Poon TL, Tsang YP, Tang WL, Wu AK. Molecular Identification of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei Tapeworm in Cases of Human Sparganosis, Hong Kong. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;23(4):665-668. doi: 10.3201/eid2304.160791.
  7. Chung, HY; Wong, CWY; Lai, CKC; Siu, HK; Tsang, DNC; Yeung,KY; Ip, DKM; Tam, PKH A prospective interventional study to examine the effect of silver alloy and hydrogel--coated catheter on the incidence ofcatheter-associated urinary tract infection. Hong Kong Med J. 2017 Jun;23(3):239-45. doi: 10.12809/hkmj164906
  8. Wong ATY, Chen H, Liu SH, Hsu EK, Luk KS, Lai CKC, Chan RFY, Tsang OTY, Choi KW, Kwan YW, Tong AYH, Cheng VCC, Tsang DNC; Central Committee on Infectious Diseases and Emergency Response, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.; From SARS to Avian Influenza Preparedness in Hong Kong. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 64, Issue suppl_2, 15 May 2017, Pages S98–S104, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix123
  9. Lai CK, Wong SY, Lee SS, Siu HK, Chiu CY, Tsang DN, Ip MP, Hung CT. A hospital-wide screening programme to control an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a large tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Med J. 2017 Feb 24
  10. Cheng VC, Tai JW, Chau PH, Lai CK, Chuang VW, So SY, Wong SC, Chen JH, Ho PL, Tsang DN, Yuen KY. Successful control of emerging vancomycin-resistant enterococci by territory-wide implementation of directly observed hand hygiene in patients in Hong Kong. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Oct 1;44(10):1168-1171
  11. Tsang CC, Chan JF, Pong WM, Chen JH, Ngan AH, Cheung M, Lai CK, Tsang DN, Lau SK, Woo PC. Cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis due to Parengyodontium album gen. et comb. nov. Med Mycol. 2016 Oct 1;54(7):699-713
  12. Wong MC, Nelson EA, Leung C, Lee N, Chan MC, Choi KW, Rainer TH, Cheng FW, Wong SY, Lai CK, Lam B, Cheung TH, Leung TF, Chan PK. Ad Hoc Influenza Vaccination During Years of Significant Antigenic Drift in a Tropical City With 2 Seasonal Peaks: A Cross-Sectional Survey Among Health Care Practitioners. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May;95(19):e3359. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003359.
  13. Seneviratne CJ, Rajan S, Wong SSW, Tsang DNC, Lai CKC, Samaranayake LP and Jin L (2016) Antifungal Susceptibility in Serum and Virulence Determinants of Candida Bloodstream Isolates from Hong Kong. Front. Microbiol. 7:216. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00216
  14. Chan WS, Chan TM, Lai TW, Chan JF, Lai RW, Lai CK, Tang BS. Complementary use of MALDI-TOF MS and real-time PCR-melt curve analysis for rapid identification of methicillin-resistant staphylococci and VRE. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Feb;70(2):441-7
  15. Tsang DN, Lai CK, Yam WC, Chan JW, Mok YW, Seto WH, Fung SC, Chu CM, Lam BH, Ng TK. Use of interferon gamma release assay to assess latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Med J. 2015 Dec;21 Suppl 7:S22-5
  16. C.K.C. Lai, W.M. Chuang, M.Y. Kong, H.K. Siu, D.N.C. Tsang. Antimicrobial susceptibility in hospitals in Hong Kong: The current status 2009–2011. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance. 2 (2014) 225–231
  17. Lai C, Lam W, Lee MP A case of Mycobacterium sherrisii pneumonia diagnosed by PCR/ESI-MS method. Int J Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 5;25C:119-121
  18. Tang TH, Wong SS, Lam W, Cheuk W, Lai CK, Wu TC. A 93-year-old man with a left lung mass and exudative pleural effusion. Schistosoma japonicum. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;58(2):300-1
  19. Chan SY, Wong WS, Lai C, Wu TC A man with Fever and deranged liver function. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55(11):1575-6.
  20. Chu YW, Tung VW, Cheung TK, Chu MY, Cheng N, Lai C, Tsang DN, Lo JY Carbapenemases in enterobacteria, Hong Kong, China, 2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jan; 17(1):130-2
  21. Lai CK, Cheng KL, Lee SY, Siu HK, Tsang DN. Outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in a nursing school in Hong Kong. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jun; 31(6):653-5
  22. KC Lai, R Ma, CM Lum. A case of rapidly deteriorating cognition and myoclonus. J HK Geriatr Soc. 2004; 29-30