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Core Research Team

 

Yufen GUO, MSc   Project Manager - Focus on EFADchip® Development

Ms. Yufen Guo is a molecular biologist and graduated from China Agricultural University with a Master’s degree in molecular plant pathology. She joined HKLife as a Project Manager in 2011 and is currently responsible for the process development of HKLife’s diagnostic platform.

 

Bai-Liang HE, Ph.D.   Research Scientist - Focus on EFADchip® & BioRadar Process Validation

Dr. Alex Bailiang HE is a biomedical scientist. He received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong major in Hematology at 2016. He was awarded the “Li Ka Shing Prize” for his best Ph.D. thesis in the Faculties of Dentistry, Engineering, and Medicine. During the Ph.D. study, his research focused on the identification of novel diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for human blood cancers, and the original works were published in BLOOD, Science Translational Medicine, Nature Communications, Elife, and Blood Reviews etc. He joined HKLife as a Research Scientist and participated in the commercialization of EFADchip® & BioRadar platform and other biomedicine-related products.

 

 

Iris HO, BSc   Chip Production Leader - Focus on Chip Production

Ms. Iris Ho is a chemical engineer graduated from Guangdong University of Technology. Before joining HKLife in 2015, she worked in several globally renowned manufacturing enterprise such as Philips, NXP Semiconductors and Johnson Electric which equipped her with proficient technical and management skills in a production line. Currently as a production manager, she is responsible for the preparation and production of EFADchip®. 

 

 

Timothy HO, Ph.D.   Research Scientist - Focus on Testing Kit Production

Dr. Timothy Ho is a biochemist graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong with Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry, biopsychiatry and phytochemistry. He holds two pending patents, obtained during his Ph.D. training. After his Ph.D., he continued as a postdoctoral researcher. At HKLife, he is responsible for process validation and stability testing of HKLife’s diagnostic platform.

 

 

Zhiyan HU, MSc  Engineer  - Focus on BioRadar Engineering Design and Validation

Ms. Zhiyan Hu is a mechanical engineer, and graduated from China University of Mining and Technology with a Master’s degree in Mechanical design theory. She has rich experience in non - standard equipment design and is currently responsible for BioRadar design and process validation.

 

 

Disha Kohli, MMedSc  R&D Associate – Focus on the development of EFADchip® Platform

Ms. Disha Kohli completed her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Nottingham in 2017 and further went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences while specializing in Medical Microbiology from the University of Hong Kong in 2018. She possesses substantial medical writing and laboratory experience. Currently, as a R&D Associate at HKLife, she is responsible for aiding in the development process of EFAD chip® and providing assistance in technical writing as well as IP applications.

 

Disha Kohli

 

Wanying LI, Ph.D.  Post-Doctoral Researcher  - Focus on Liquid Biopsy Molecular Diagnostics for Cancer

Dr. Wanying Li is a biologist. She graduated from China Agricultural University with a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She published one research article during her doctoral studies and she is holding one patent on maize silk-specific ZmbZIP25 promoter. At HKLife, she works as a research scientist and participates in the development of HKLife’s diagnostic platform.

 

 

Wei LIU, MSc   Assistant R&D Manager - Focus on Research Management 

Ms. Wei Liu obtained a Master’s degree of phytomolecular pathology in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. She has plenty of experience in project management and scientific writing. She joined HKLife in 2014, currently is appointed as research manager. She assists the Chief Scientific Officer in project management and file documentation.

 

 

Xiangxin SUN, MSc   Project Manager - Focus on Sample Preparation Methodology

Mr. Xiangxin Sun acquired his Master degree in Military Academy of Medical Sciences China. During the period of postgraduate study, he focused on the molecular biology and virology. Before joining HKLife, he worked in several IVD company as program manager. He is familiar with 13485 quality management system, as well as the CFDA medical device registration procedures. He joined HKLife in 2018, serving as a project manager, and focused on the development of the automatic protocol for clinical sample preparation.

 

 

Shuangyan WANG, MSc   Project Manager - Focus on NASBA Technology

Ms. Shuangyan Wang graduated from the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012 with a master's degree in molecular biology. She joined HKLife in 2012 and has been involved in the research and development of multiple enzymes, multiple qPCR kit, sample pretreatment and other research projects and product development. Currently, she is responsible for NASBA amplification optimization and probe screening in the chip development project of pneumonia.

 

 

Bin YANG, Ph.D.   Project Manager - Focus on Probe Development

Dr. Bin Yang is a biologist and graduated from China Agricultural University with a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Trained and experienced in the biosafety evaluation of genetically modified cloned animals, she joined HKLife in 2009 and over the years took up multiple roles ranging from Researcher to Technical Support and Sales Manager. As Project Manager, she oversees the probe development of HKLife’s platform.

 

 

Huajian ZHAO, Ph.D.   Post-Doctoral Researcher - Focus on Anti-Microbial Resistance

Dr. Huajian Zhao is a microbiologist. He graduated from Nanjing Agricultural University. After his Ph.D., he continued as a post-doc in SDSU. He did a lot of research on microbial detection, genome sequencing, and bioinformatics analysis, and he has three published academic papers. Also, he was invited as a reviewer to Archives of Virology several times.

 



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