Stephen Cho Wing SZE

 

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Dr Stephen Cho Wing SZE 施祖榮

Title:
Assistant Professor
Honorary Assistant Professor

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Biography

Dr Stephen Cho Wing SZE is currently an Assistant Professor (2011-Present), Academic Advisor (2011-present) and year one coordinator (2008-Present) in School of Chinese Medicine, the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

He graduated a bachelor degree with first class honors from Biology Department (Biotechnology Stream) at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2000; and a bachelor degree in Chinese Medicinal Pharmaceutics from China Pharmaceutical University, PRC, in 2012. In addition, he completed 4-year PhD in protein therapeutic research in School of Biomedical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004. He then joined the School of Chinese Medicine (HKU) as laboratory manager (2004-2008) and postdoctoral-fellow (2005-2008), and was involved in various projects, mainly on the quality control and pharmacology of Chinese medicine formulae for menopause and cancer. He was a Research Assistant Professor (2008-2011) and continued his research in mechanistic study of Chinese medicine formulae and protein therapeutics derived from Chinese medicine. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2011.

He has published over 50 international papers, 3 national papers, 5 national patents, 1 US patent and 1 PCT patent.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2011-07-01PI: Investigating on Efficacy in Xeroma and Molecular Mechanism of Dendroxine, a Novel Herbal Compound.: The Stanley Ho Alumni Challenge received a Gold Award, HKU (Project No. 20730472)
Research Achievement
2010-10-01Industrialization Generation Artemisinin, a Specific Compound from PI: Artemisia annua of Chinese Herb Against Malaria by Plant Cell Culture.: Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research from HKU (Project No. 201007160006).
Research Achievement
2010-01-01To Unveil Synergistic Effect of TXL in Anti-tumorigencity on Colon Cancer in vitro and in vivo: China-Japan Feida Ltd
Research Achievement
2011-09-01Cytotoxic study of vinegar-processed Radix Euphorbiae Pekinensis, Radix Euphorbiae Kansui and Artemisia argyi Folium (HK$ 97,430): Donation from Shandong Academy of Chinese Medicine, 山东省中医药研究院; 中药炮制研究室
Research Achievement
2007-07-01Donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation : Matching Grant for Seed Funding Programme. Donation from LKS Faculty of Medicine.No. 20460016.: LKS Faculty of Medicine
Research Achievement
2007-02-01Donation to Support for research & developing in Dendrboum species of Chinese medicine: Donation from HKU alumni
Research Achievement
2008-06-01Investigation of quanlity and anti-cancer effect of Ganoderma amboinense (Lingzhi). No.20005413: Donation from the Hong Kong Society of Chinese Medicines
Research Achievement
Ng, TB
Liao, QX
2012-03-01PI: (May 2012). Investigation of therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of polysaccharide of Dendrobium officinale in alleviating cigarette-induced pulmonary inflammation.: Innovation and Technology Support Programme, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (Project code: ITS/313/11).
Research Achievement
2008-05-01Co-I: The research on treatment and mechanism of eczema by using Huanglian ointment.: Funding from Pong-ding Yuen Foundation, School of Chinese Medicine, HKU. Project No. 20005601
Research Achievement
2009-06-01The Stanley Ho Alumni Challenge received a Gold Award to match Donation from HKU alumni (No. 20005238): Development and Alumni affairs office, HKU
Research Achievement
2009-01-01Anti-proliferation, anti-angiogenesis and reversion of multidrug-resistance of Tian Xian Liquid in treatment of colon cancer in vivo and in vitro: China-Japan Feida Ltd
Research Achievement
Ng, TB
2011-05-01PI: (Dec 2010). Industrialization Generation Artemisinin, a Specific Compound from Artemisia annua of Chinese Herb Against Malaria by Plant Cell Culture.: Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research from HKU. Project No. 201007160006.
Research Achievement
2007-10-01The primary preclinical study of a potential new drug extracted from Dendrobium officinale for treating Sjögren's syndrome: Funding from the University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2006-09-01Comparison of pharmacological effects and chemical constituents between different dendrobium species: Funding from the University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2009-06-01Study on the Taxol: an Herb Compound, Prominent Effecacy in Anti-cancer, Production by Endophytic Fungus Fermentation. No. 10400494: Funding from HKU
Research Achievement
Ng, T
Liao, X
2012-05-01PI: (March 2012). Investigation of therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of polysaccharide of Dendrobium officinale in alleviating cigarette-induced pulmonary inflammation.: Innovation and Technology Support Programme, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Project code: InP/067/12).
Research Achievement
Ng, TB
Liao, XQ
2012-04-01PI: (April 2012). Investigation of Therapeutic Efficacy and Mechanisms of Polysaccharide of Dendrobium officinale in Alleviating Cigarette-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation.: Innovation and Technology Fund Internship Programme of Hong Kong (Project code: InP/066/12).
Research Achievement
Feng, F
2012-04-01PI: (April 2012). QSAR and Transport Mechanism Studies of Chrysotoxin, a Novel Nuroprotective Compound.: Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research from HKU (201111159043).
Research Achievement
2010-08-01PI: GRF Incentive Awards to Principal Investigator. No 10208970.: Donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation
Research Achievement
2008-02-01Matching for Donation from HKU alumni (No. 20005238): Research developing in Dendrboum species of Chinese medicine: Funding from Hong Kong Fourth Government Matching
Research Achievement
Ng, TB
2011-05-01PI: (Mar 2011). Investigation of the Mechanism of Aquaporin 5 in Pulmonary Inflammation.: Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research from HKU (Project No. 201011159206).
Research Achievement
2008-05-01A novel DNA microarray for differentiation of Tiepi Fengdou (Dendrobium officinale) by 5S ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer region: Funding from HKU
Research Achievement
2007-05-01Donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation: Matching Grant for Seed Funding Programme No.20460016: Donation from LKS Faculty of Medicine
Research Achievement
2008-01-01PI: (2007). Matching Grant for Seed Funding Programme.: Donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (No.20460016).
Research Achievement
2011-09-01PI: (Sep 2011). RGF Incentive Award.: University Research committee (Project No. 10209113).
Research Achievement
2008-09-01Mechanism involved in inhibition of tumor cell invasion by berberine derived from Coptis: RGC GRF
Research Achievement
Song, J
2008-08-01Molecular Mechanisms of Dengibsin I and II against human hepatocellular carcinoma by epigenetic processes: Funding from HKU
Research Achievement
2010-09-01GRF Incentive Awards to Principal Investigator. No 10209047.: Donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation: Enhanced CERG Top-Up Grants.
Research Achievement
2015-01-01Donation for Cancer Research: Personal Donation
Research Achievement
2015-01-01Donation for Chinese medicine and Cancer Prevention Research: Donation from Morning Sunshine Cancer Charity Association
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2009MemberAmerican Chemical Society
09/2009MemberAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
08/2005MemberConsortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine
02/2003MemberHong Kong Society of Flow Cytometry
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