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 Margaret IP
Academic / Professional Qualifications BM, MSc, DTM&H, FRCPath, FRCP(Glasg), FRCPA, FHKCPath (Clin Micro and Infection), FHKAM
Academic title & affiliations Professor
Email margaretip@cuhk.edu.hk
Current Appointments
(Including honorary appointments)
Honorary Consultant, Dept of Microbiology, Prince of Wales Hospital
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1291-6537
Research interest
Clinical and molecular epidemiology of Gram positive cocci, including characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Hong Kong, Group B streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Clinical epidemiology of such infections, incl. pneumococcal bacteraemia and meningitis study, colonisation of Group B streptococcus in pregnancy, toxic shock syndrome in streptococci.
Surveillance and study of antibiotic resistance determinants and mechanisms of resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae and other bacteria.
Assessment and development of the laboratory methods for diagnosis, including molecular methods of diagnosis, evaluations and applications of new methods in the clinical setting.
Microbial Genomics: Whole bacterial genome sequencing and RNA transcriptomes in pathogenic bacteria of importance in Hong Kong and their related disease pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance.
Postgraduate students
Information for Postgraduate Study in Department of Microbiology
Name of award Emanuel Wolinsky Award
Date Feb 2005
Place Co-author of Best article published by Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003
Name of award British Medical Research Council (MRC) Award
Date 1990
Place London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, England
Name of award Altounyuan Award for Best Medical School Project
Date 1987
Place Southampton University Medical School
Publications (Representative)
Margaret Ip*, SSL Chau, Lui SL, H Ma, PKS Chan, EAS Nelson. Increased nasopharyngeal carriage of serotypes 6A, 6C, and 6D Streptococcus pneumoniae after introduction of childhood pneumococcal vaccination in Hong Kong, 2008-2010. Diagn Micro Infect Dis 2013 (in press)
JHS You, CY Chan, MY Wong, Margaret Ip. Active Surveillance and Decolonization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on Admission to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Hong Kong- A Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Infect Cont Hosp Epid 2012;33:1024-30.
BCL Chan, M Ip , CBS Lau, SL Lui , C Jolivalt , C Ganem-Elbaze, M Litaudon, NE Reiner, HS Gong, RH See, KP Fung, PC Leung. Synergistic effects of baicalein with ciprofloxacin against NorA over-expressed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and inhibition of MRSA pyruvate kinase. J Ethnopharmacology 2011;137:767-7734.
U Nübel, P Roumagnac, M Feldkamp, JH Song, KS Ko, YC Huang, G Coombs, M Ip, H Westh, R Skov, MJ Struelens, RV Goering, B Strommenger, A Weller, W Witte, M Achtman. Frequent emergence and limited geographic dispersal of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Proc Nat Acad Sci, USA 2008;105: 14130-14135.
Monecke S, P Akpaka ,M Borg, H Chow, DC Coleman, G Coombs, M Ip, L Jatzwauk, D Jones, K Kadlec, A Kearns, F Laurent, FG O’Brien, J Pearson, A Ruppelt, S Schwarz, E Scicluna, A Shore, P Slickers, HL Tan, S Weber, R Ehricht. A field guide to pandemic, epidemic and sporadic clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS ONE 2011;6:e17936.
LK Siu, CP Fung, FY Chang, N Lee, KM Yeh, TH Koh, Margaret Ip*. Molecular Typing and Virulence Analysis among Serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Liver Abscess Patients and Stool Carriage from Non-Infectious Subjects in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. J Clin Microbiol 2011;49:3761-3765.
Ma HM, Ip M, Hui E, Chan PK, Hui DS, Woo J. The Role of Atypical Pathogens in Nursing Home-Acquired Pneumonia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2012 Nov 30.
Margaret Ip*, SSC Chau, F Chi, J Tang, PK Chan. Fluoroquinolone Resistance in ‘Atypical’ Pneumococci and oral streptococci: Evidence of Horizontal Gene Transfer of Fluoroquinolone resistance determinants from Streptococcus pneumoniae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2007, 51: 2690-2700.
Margaret Ip*, SSC Chau, F Chi, ESC Cheuk, H Ma, RWM Lai, PK Chan. Tracking Longitudinally Fluoroquinolone Resistance and their determinants in Penicillin susceptible and non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong, 2000-2005. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2007; 51: 2192-2194.
Margaret Ip, RWH Yung, TK Ng, WK Luk, C Tse, P Hung, M Enright, and DJ Lyon. Contemporary Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones in Hong Kong. J Clin Microbiol, 2005;43: 5069-5073.