Dr Chu, Ka Wing 朱嘉永
Dr Daniel Chu obtained his PhD in Virology from the University of Hong Kong in 2013. His PhD thesis focused on viruses at the transmission interface between humans and other animals. His works during PhD have significantly contributed to the knowledge on the diversity of coronaviruses and astroviruses in mammalian and avian hosts, and to our understanding on the ecology and evolution of these viruses in humans and in nature. His PhD study has generated 5 journal publications and his thesis has been ranged within top 10% by an external examiner.
His current research focus on the ecology and evolution of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in humans and in camels. He is interested in epidemiology study of the transmission of MERS coronavirus within humans, camels as well as the transmission between these hosts. His current research also involve studying of virus evolution using next generation sequencing technologies. And he is responsible for developing a diagnostic laboratory for influenza and other clinical respiratory viruses in the School.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
CARES Investigators, .
|2018-10-01||Young Scientist Travel Award, World Life Science Conference 2018: China Union of Life Science Societies, and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, 中國科學技術協會，中 華人民共和國科學技術 部||Research Achievement|
|2019-08-01||Best Poster Award (Public Health), 10th Options for the Control of Influenza: International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases||Research Achievement|
|2018-08-01||Best Abstract in Category 'Infection Control', 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection cum 8th International Infection Control Conference: Hong Kong Society for Microbiology and Infection Hong Kong Infection Control Nurses’ Association||Research Achievement|
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