Professor Stephen Tsui
- Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences
- Director of the Hong Kong Bioinformatics Centre & Centre for Microbial Genomics and Proteomics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
TSUI Kwok-Wing Stephen is currently a Professor and the Associate Director (Research) in the School of Biomedical Sciences. He is also the Director of Hong Kong Bioinformatics Centre in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 1995, he received his PhD degree in Biochemistry at CUHK. He was then appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Department in 1997 and promoted to the professorship in 2004. He was also a former member of the International HapMap Consortium and worked on the single nucleotide polymorphisms of human chromosome 3p. During the SARS outbreak in 2003, his team was one of the earliest teams that cracked the complete genome of the SARS-coronavirus and facilitated the emergence of real-time PCR assay for the virus. Totally, he has published more than 270 scientific papers in prestigious international journals, including Nature, Nature Machine Intelligence, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergy, Nucleic Acids Research, Genome Biology and PNAS. His h-index is 45 and the citations of his publications are over 17,000. His major research interests are next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and metagenomics in human diseases. Recently, he finished many high-quality genomes of mites and cockroach. Moreover, larger number of novel allergens in these two groups of species is identified and characterized. In 2018, he found BioMed Technology Holdings Limited in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. This company focuses on microbiome testing and probiotics development.