Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming
Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming is the Professor of Chemical Pathology and the Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences. He obtained his B.A. (Hons) degree from the University of Cambridge and his B.M.B.Ch. degree from the University of Oxford. Following his clinical studies, he pursued a period of postgraduate research, resulting in the award of a D.Phil. degree from Oxford. He received his clinical training in internal medicine and chemical pathology from John Radcliffe Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Oxford Clinical School, where he was appointed University Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry and Honorary Consultant Chemical Pathologist. Professor Lo is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of the U.K.
Professor Lo¡¦s main research interests lie in the clinical applications of molecular biology. He is a pioneer in noninvasive prenatal diagnosis using cell-free fetal DNA and RNA in maternal plasma/serum. He is also actively pursuing the application of plasma-based molecular technology to the diagnosis and monitoring of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. His research is currently supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Fund, the Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases (from the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau) and the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation.
Professor Lo is the immediate past President of the Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry and is on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Chemistry and Disease Markers.