Prof. Mengsu (Michael) YANG
Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Vice-President (Research & Technology)
Prof. Yang obtained his PhD from University of Toronto, Canada and received postdoctoral training in the Scripps Research Institute in USA. He is currently the Vice President (Research and Technology), Yeung Kin-Man Chair Professor of Biomedical Sciences in City University of Hong Kong, and the Director of the Biotech and Health Centre of City University Shenzhen Research Institute. The research interest of Yang’s group focuses development of biochip technology and nanotechnology for molecular diagnostics and therapeutic applications. Prof. Yang has published over 280 peer-reviewed scientific papers and received 23 USA/China patents. He has delivered more than 100 invited lectures in international conferences and universities, and trained 33 PhD and MPhil graduates and numerous postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. He holds honorary professorships in Zhejiang University, the Third Military Medical University, and the PLA Graduate School of Medicine, China. Professor Yang is a panel member of Hong Kong government’s Healthcare and Medical Research Fund, and Innovation and Technology Fund. He has been awarded the Chunhui Scholar Award by the Ministry of Education in China in 2003, the K. C. Wong Foundation Award in 2004, the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Award in 2006, the Hong Kong Technological Achievement Grand Award in 2007, the Natural Science Award by the Ministry of Education in 2015, the Wuxi AppTech Life Science and Chemistry Award in 2016, and the Gold Medal of Geneva International Inventions Expo. He has co-founded several biotech companies including Genetel, Prenetics, and Cellomics. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotech Organization, a council member of the Division of Nanobiotechnology, Biosensors and Biochips of the Asia Federation of Biotechnology, and a Mentor of Hong Kong X-Tech Platform.