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Professor Vengatesen, Thiyagarajan 華俊

Associate Professor


In 2000, I completed my PhD in Marine Zoology, with an emphasis on larval ecology, settlement and metamorphosis and biofouling in cooling water systems in nuclear power plants, at the University of Madras. Immediately after my graduation, I joined Prof PY Qian's larval biology laboratory at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, as a Post-doctoral Fellow. During these days, using multi-faceted approaches (from classical through to the most modern molecular/statistical techniques) I have examined ecological concepts/questions related to larval settlement and then studied the response of benthic population/community, especially early life-stages, to a variety of environmental stressors and addressed several scientific and practical issues of coastal zone management and environmental impact assessment (i.e. recovery of both micro- and macro communities in coastal areas after sewage discharge and dumping of contaminated mud). I have authored over 45 peer-reviewed scientific publications on topics including marine ecology, larval biology, marine microbial ecology, developmental biology and environmental proteomics. Currently I am holding an Assistant Professor position in the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and also serve as a Resident Scientist in Swire Institute of Marine Science of HKU.

Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
01/2010 - 07/2011Organizing committee member15t International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment
11/2007 - till nowMemberHuman Proteome Organization (HUPO)
10/2011 - till nowCouncil MemberHong Kong Proteomic Society
01/2012 - till nowFounding member and Organizing committee memeberSeries: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ocean Acidification and Climate Change (ISOACC)
07/2012 - till nowOrganizing committee memberSeries: International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Proteomics and biomineralization (蛋白質組學和生物礦化)
Ocean acidification; Environmental proteomics; Biofouling: Larval Biology; Oyster Fishery and Aquaculture; and Ecological and economic consequences of larval exposure to environmental stressors.
Ocean acidification and climate change (海洋酸化及氣候變化)
Molecular Biology
Larval biology and ecology (養殖生物學及生態學)
Global Change
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