Research Postgraduate Studies
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Our gynae-oncology research team aims to carry out bench to bedside cancer research. Current areas of basic research concentration on are epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, genetic/epigenetic alterations in cancer development and progression, cancer stem cells (CSC), cancer cell metabolism, onco-immunology, interactions between cancer cells and the tumour microenvironment in tumorigenesis, chemo-resistance, and metastasis of gynaecological malignancies. These studies hope to provide a scientific basis for developing novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions for improving treatment outcome of gynaecological cancer patients.


Dr KKL Chan

The Reproductive Medicine Division is recognised by both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine. It provides both clinical and basic research opportunities to postgraduate students. The Division is actively collaborating with a number of centres in Mainland China and other countries on various aspects of reproductive medicine. Current research topics includes the Use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in Hong Kong Chinese women; menopause and hormone replacement therapy; implantation model and endometrial receptivity; assisted reproduction and pregnancy outcome prediction; interaction between embryo/gamete and female reproductive tract; placental development; miRNA on fertilization and stem cell differentiation; medical abortion and contraception.


Professor EHY Ng

Professor WSB Yeung

Professor K Liu

Dr CKF Lee

Dr PCN Chiu

  • Epidemiology of gestational diabetes mellitus in Chinese patients;
  • dietary manipulation in the treatment of diabetes in pregnancy;
  • predictors of preterm delivery; group B Streptococcus screening;
  • ultrasonographic assessment of pregnancies at risk of alpha thalassaemia major;
  • early intrauterine physiological changes of Hb Bart's disease;
  • biochemical and ultrasound screening for foetal Down's syndrome;
  • haematopoietic stem cell culture from umbilical cord blood;
  • 3-dimensional ultrasound for foetal anomalies and growth;
  • use of 3-dimensional/4-dimensional ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis;
  • expression of granulin-epithelin precursor during pregnancy;
  • foetal DNA/RNA in maternal serum.

Dr KW Cheung

Dr KCL Lee

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Information on selected projects or research areas: Interested candidates are advised to email the relevant supervisors.  Please enclose with your email: (i) your CV, (ii) a brief description of your research interest and experience, and (iii) two reference letters (reference letters not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med] or URIS projects)

Research studies enquiries specific to the Department/School’s research should be directed to the Departmental Research Postgraduate Advisor: Professor WSB Yeung (

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission requirements could be found on the RPg Admissions website.

General admission enquiries should be directed to

Meet Our Students

WANG Huogang

Place of Origin: China
Progress: PhD Year 3
Supervisor: Dr CN Chiu




July 2021