Research Programmes (please click name for detail)

Dr. Zhiwei Chen
1) AIDS Vaccine and Pathogenesis
2) Drug Discovery and New Vaccine Design
3) HIV Epidemic in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Dr. Li Liu
1) Host factors involved in AIDS and SARS disease progression
2) Vaccine design and innate immune response in shaping potent T cell immunity
3) Understanding HIV latency and drug discovery



Dr. Kin-Hang Kok
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
BSc (HKBU), MMedSc (HKU), PhD (HKU)
1)Host-pathogen interaction, specifically the host antiviral responses
2) Molecular mechanism of host defense signaling pathway.


Dr. Allen Cheung
1) Studying the interplay between CMV and HIV-1 in latent infection
2) Characterising the immune functional aspect of a PD-1 isoform
3) Identifying the receptor/ligand of a PD-1 isoform



Dr. Ka Wai Cheung
1) Mechanisms involved in the CD4 T cell depletion during HIV-1 infection
2) Mechanisms involved in HIV-1 latency reactivation
3) Establishment of a rapid, high throughput and cost effective drug resistance screening platform


Dr. Tan Zhiwu


1) Tumor immunology and immunotherapy



Dr. Zhe Yu
coming soon...



Other AIDS Researchers in HKU

Professor Bojian Zheng Professor, Department of Microbiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Wing Cheong Yam Clinical Bacteriologist/Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine


Dr. James Chun-Bong Li Research Assistant Professor, Molecular Chinese Medicine Laboratory/Cytokine Biology Group, Department of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine.