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Our Research Group

Prof. Hongzhe Sun

Chair Professor of Chemistry, Norman & Cecilia Yip Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong

BSc, MSc, PhD, FRSC

Acting Director, Research Division for Chemistry

 

ORCID: 0000-0001-6697-6899

Scopus ID: rp00777

ResearcherID: D-3123-2009

Email: hsun@hku.hk

Phone: +852 2859-8974

Fax: +852 2857-1586

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018−present: Norman & Cecilia Yip Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry

2018−present: Chair Professor

2007−2018: Professor

2004−2007: Associate Professor

1998−2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong

1996− 1998: GlaxoWellcome Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh, Great Britain                          

1993− 1996: Ph.D., The University of London (Birkbeck College) Great Britain

1990− 1993: Research Associate and Lecturer, Coordination Chemistry Institute, Nanjing University, P.R. China 

AWARDS & HONORS

2017−2018: UC Berkeley Earl L Muetterties Memorial Lectureship

2016: WuXi AppTec Life Science & Chemistry Research Award

2011−2013: Honorary Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

2011−2014: Honorary Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

2011−2012: “Thesis adviser award”, Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Ltd

2010−2011: Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, Croucher Foundation (HK)

2005: Outstanding Young Scholar Award (Type ‘B’), National Science Foundation of China  

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2011−present: Fellow of Royal society of Chemistry (FRSC)

2003−present: Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC)

2003−2020: Steering Committee of Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry

2006−2020: Chairman, the Steering Committee of Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry 

2021−2023: Associate editor, The Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (JBIC, Springer)

2010−present: Series Editor, Metallobiology (RSC) 

2008−2014: Editorial Board of Metallomics (RSC, UK)

2012−present: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (JIB, Elsevier)

BMC Biochemistry (BioMed Central and Springer) 

2003−present: The Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance 

Current Members

Dr. Hongyan Li

Research Associate

Dr. Alex, Runming Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ying Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Xueting Yan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Miss. Xiaohan Xu

PhD Student

Mr. Zhenkun Cao

PhD Student

Miss. Jennifer, Yuen-Ting Wong

PhD Student

Miss. Suyu Wang

PhD student

Miss. Chenyuan Wang

PhD Student

Miss. Tiffany Ka-Yan Ip

PhD student

Mr. Derek, Chun-Lung Chan

MPhil Student

Miss. Jingxin Chen

PhD Student

Miss. Jingru Li

PhD Student

Alumni

Dr. Haibo Wang

2020 Research Associate, 2018 PhD

 

Dr. Qi Zhang

2019 PhD

 

Dr. Mohamad Koohi-Moghadam 

2019 PhD

Research assistant professor in Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong

 

Dr. Nan Jiang

2019 PhD

Lecturer in School of Environmental Ecology and Biological Engineering, Wuhan Institution of Technology

Dr. Tsz-Pui Jason Lai

2018 PhD

Dr. Xuqiao Hu

2017 PhD

 

Dr. Yang Ya

2017 PhD

Research Assistant in Foshan University

 

Miss. Ailun Chao

2016 MPhil

Investigator in Drug and Medical Device Adverse Reaction Monitoring Center of Shanghai

 

Dr. Yuchuan Wang

2015 PhD

Research fellow in Institute of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (CAS)

 

Dr. Yuen-Yan Candice Chang

2015 PhD

Postdoctoral fellow in NIH, United States

 

Dr. Xinming Yang

2014 PhD

Associate Professor in Sun Yat-Sen University

 

Dr. Ligang Hu

2014 PhD

Professor in Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

Dr. Minji Wang

2014 PhD

Associate Professor in East China Normal University, Shanghai

 

Dr. Yau-tsz, Angel, Lai

2013 PhD

Chemist in Government Laboratory, HKSAR

Dr. Yifan Hong

2013 PhD

Dr. Feijuan Huang

2013 PhD

Research Assistant in Shenzhen 2nd People's Hospital

 

Dr. Tianfan Cheng

2012 PhD

Postdoctoral fellow in Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Xinghao Wang

2012 PhD

Presidential fellow in Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Shanghai

 

Dr. Wei Xia

2011 PhD

Associate professor in Sun Yat-Sen University

Dr. Cheuk-nam, Cyrus, Tsang

2011 PhD

Chemist in Government Laboratory, HKSAR

 

Dr. Xiubo Du

2010 PhD

Associate Professor in Shenzhen University

 

Dr. Yibo Zeng

2009 PhD

Sous Chef in Sofitel Washington DC

Dr. Shujian Cun

2009 PhD

Hemet Unifed School, LA

 

Dr. Nan Yang

2008 PhD, 2011 Post-doc 

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist in Rosalind Franklin Institute, Oxford

 

Dr. Xuesong Sun

2007 PhD

Professor in Jinan University

 

Dr. Rong Chen

2006 PhD

Professor in Wuhan Institution of Technology

Dr. Ruiguang Ge

2006 PhD

Associate professor in Sun Yat-Sen University

Dr. Siu-cheong Yan

2004 PhD

Research Assistant in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Miss. Ka-yee Szeto

2002 MPhil

​Mr. Jack Harris

Exchange Student (09/2010-05/2011)

Mr. Simon Coplowe

Exchange Student (09/2011-05/2012)

Mr. David Wills

Exchange Student (09/2014-05/2015)

Mr. Daniel Tritton

Exchange Student (09/2015-05/2016)

Miss. Hay Geraldin

Exchange Student (08/2015-05/2016)