|The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||BSc|
|The Chinese University of Hong Kong||MPhil|
|West Virginia University||PhD|
|Royal Society of Biology||FRSB|
|American College of Sports Medicine||FACSM|
|European College of Sport Science||FECSS|
|Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science||FHKASMSS|
Dr Parco Siu joined the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. He obtained his PhD training in exercise physiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine followed by postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. Dr Siu is a Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Fellow of European College of Sport Science (FECSS), and Fellow of Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (FHKASMSS). He was elected Chartered Scientist (CSci) of Science Council, Chartered Biologist (CBiol) of Royal Society of Biology, and Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) specialized in sports nutrition of Association for Nutrition, U.K.
Dr Siu’s research focuses on exercise physiology and muscle biology. His research studies the health-promoting effects as well as the underlying mechanisms of different exercise modalities including high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and Tai Chi. His research also investigates the molecular mechanisms of muscle adaptation and plasticity in response to exercise, disuse, aging and diseases. His research has received supports from competitive external research funds including General Research Fund, Health and Medical Research Fund, and Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Dr Siu was the first Hong Kong scholar to be honored to receive the Visiting Scholar Award of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the largest and most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. He was also the first scholar from Hong Kong and China to be presented the New Investigator Award of ACSM. Furthermore, Dr Siu had been the recipient of various research awards including the National Student Research Award of ACSM, Research Career Enhancement Award, International Union of Physiological Sciences Travel Award and Beginning Investigator Award of the American Physiological Society (APS), and the Young Investigator Award of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM).
Dr Siu is actively involving in local community by serving as the Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science and the Executive Committee Member of the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong to contribute to the development of the field in exercise science and sports medicine in Hong Kong.
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2016 - Present||Honorary Secretary||Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science|
|01/2013||Fellow||Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science|
|01/2011||Fellow||European College of Sport Science|
|01/2015||Fellow||Royal Society of Biology|
|01/2009||Fellow||American College of Sports Medicine|
|01/2012 - Present||Executive Committee Member||Physical Fitness Association, Hong Kong|
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