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Professor Yuen, Kwok Yung 袁國勇

Title:
Chair of Infectious Diseases
Professor (Clinical)
Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases

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Professor Yuen, Kwok Yung 袁國勇

Title:
Chair of Infectious Diseases
Professor (Clinical)
Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases

Also Cited As:
Yuen, Kwok-yung

Biography

Yuen Kwok-yung (traditional Chinese: ), Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (Basic Medicine and Health) and Silver Bauhinea Star Awardee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.  He is also Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians(Lond, Edin), Surgeons(Glas) and Pathologists(UK). In the outbreak of avian influenza virus H5N1 in 1997 in Hong Kong, Professor Yuen was the first to report in Lancet about the unusual clinical severity and high mortality of infected patients which could be identified by the in-house designed molecular test at his laboratory.  During the outbreak of SARS in 2003, he led his team in the discovery of the SARS coronavirus. Subsequently he found the natural reservoir of SARS coronavirus like virus in Chinese horseshoe bat. His success in finding novel microbes is exemplified by the discovery of more than 40 viruses, 10 bacteria, 2 fungi and 2 protozoa in human and animals. His 600 publications with over 15,000 citations are mainly related to the research of novel microbes or emerging infectious disease agents

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Levin, Y
Li, TW
Li, PY
Xu, T
Wong, TY
2012-10-01Dose sparing intradermal trivalent influenza (2010/2011) vaccination overcomes reduced immunogenicity of the 2009 H1N1 strain: Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Oral), 18th Medical Research Conference, Department of Medicine, HKU; 2013
Research Achievement
2003-07-07SARS Heroic Medical (A group of community organization, supported by HA, Home Affair Bureau, the Health Welfare and Food Bureau "Hong Kong, Our Home-Salute to Health Care Workers")
Research Achievement
2011-07-01Faculty Outstanding Research Award: LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Research Achievement
2003-11-01Outstanding Researcher Award 2002-2003 (The Unievrsity of Hong Kong)
Research Achievement
2004-07-01Award of the Silver Bauhinia Star 2004, Hong Kong Government
Research Achievement
2004-11-01Special Research Achievement Award for the Research Team in the Department of Microbiology 2004.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Cheng, VCC
Tai, JWM
2010-04-01Outstanding Team Award - Microbiology and Infection Control Team, Queen Mary Hospital: Hospital Authority
Others
1996-05-20Medical Society, HKUSU: Best Teachers Award, May 20, 1996
Research Achievement
2003-07-07Anti-SARS Gold Badge Award 2003 for outstanding contribution to combating against SARS 2003 (Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster)
Research Achievement
Cheung, KK
Lee, KC
2013-07-01Springer Poster Prize For Outstanding Poster Presentation Of Research In The Field Of Metabolomics In The Metabolomics Society 2013 Conference: Metabolomics Society 2013 Conference
Research Achievement
Li, C
Zhu, H
Li, TW
Li, PY
Chan, TCI
Cheng, VCC
2015-01-01Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Oral) - "Immunogenicity of Intradermal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine with Topical Imiquimod, a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial": 20th Medical Research Conference 2015, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Lee, CK
Lee, KL
Yan, WW
Chan, K
Chan, WM
Ngai, CW
Law, KI
Chow, FL
Liu, R
Lai, KY
Lau, CC
Liu, SH
Lin, CK
2014-01-01Best Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Oral) - "Hyperimmune Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment: A Multicenter Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial for Patients with Severe A (H1N1) pdm 09 Infection": 19th Medical Research Conference 2014, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong,
Research Achievement
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