Professor Dennis Lo
Professor Rossa Chiu
Professor Nelson Tang
Professor Chun Kwok Wong
Professor Allen K C Chan
Professor Yiu-Loon Chui
Professor Gary J W Liao
Professor Hao Sun
Professor Ping Yuan
Ms Elena Lo
Professor Christopher Lam
Professor Nirmal Panesar
Dr Michael H M Chan
Dr Liz Yuen
 
 
 
Professor Christopher Lam 林偉基
Adjunct Professor 客座教授
Biography
Professor Lam is at present employed by the Macau University of Science and Technology as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of Laboratory Medicine at the University Hospital. He took up these appointments upon retiring from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong in 2009.
 
Professor Lam obtained his PhD degree in Immunology from the Southampton General Hospital (UK, 1974), and had worked in the Singapore General Hospital (Singapore, 1975-1979) and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney, Australia, 1991-1993) before and after joining CUHK (1983). His other qualifications include Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK, 1985), Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (US, 1989), Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Pathologists (2004), and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK, 2006). He is also qualified as a Hong Kong Government Listed Practitioner of Chinese Medicine (License Number L07700, since 2001).
 
Professor Lam is a general clinical biochemist who has published over 450 papers widely in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Nephrology, Lipidology, Diabetology and Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Toxicology, and Chinese Medicine accruing an h-index of 49 for impact and citations. During the SARS epidemic in 2003, Professor Lam developed a postulate that many acute infections and chronic illnesses are in fact communication diseases caused by cytokine and chemokine aberrations resulting in deranged intercellular communication and intracellular signal transduction. This new concept in laboratory medicine has enhanced understanding of the messenger and message pathology of acute and chronic diseases, with clinical applications in patient care via using cytokines and chemokines for monitoring and their antibodies (e.g. anti-TNF antibody) for treatment. For this contribution Professor Lam was conferred the IFCC Distinguished Award in Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care in 2008 (IFCC = International Federation of Clinical Biochemistry). His other honors include the APFCB Silver Jubilee Distinguished Medal and Award bestowed in 2006 (APFCB = Asian and Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry).
 
Professor Lam has been active in local, regional and international services in Clinical Biochemistry. He has served as the Secretary, President, Chief Examiner and Chairman of the Board of Accreditation for the Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry (1987-2001); Secretary and President of APFCB (1994-2004); Executive Board Member (1999-2005) and Vice President cum Chairman of the Awards Committee of IFCC (2009-2011). He has been Visiting Professor in China for (1) the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital (301 Hospital) and Postgraduate Medical School (Beijing, since 2000); (2) Chongqing Medical University (Chongqing, since 2000), (3) China-Japan Friendship Hospital (Beijing, since 2009), and (4) Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, since 2010). His traveling lectureships comprise (1) the Roman Traveling Lectureship of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (7 state capital cities, 2002), APFCB Traveling Lectureship (8 Asian-Pacific countries, 2006), and IFCC Traveling Lectureship to the EFCC (European Federation of Clinical Chemistry, 2008), for which he presented The Laboratory Medicine of Infectious Diseases and Cybernetics of Cytokines and Chemokines: Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications along a stretch of the River Danube in Croatia, Hungry and the Czech Republic - in exchange for concert tickets for him and his wife in the evenings.
 
Clinical Biochemistry is real-life biochemistry. Professor Lam has recently undertaken a keen research interest into Largo meaning Front Place or Front Square in Portuguese. In Macau there is a largo for every venue: Largo do Senado (front square of the city council), do Bazar (city market), do Cais (pier), do Alfanega (customs and immigration), do Lilau (of the well of old woman), and even do Matadouro (abattoir), just to name a few. Professor Lam believes that there must have been very substantial real-life activities occurring in these largos advancing culture and civilization. They might be folk-dancing and singing, courting and romance, soccer and other sports, or even quarrels and fights, mostly resulting in a happy ending. Being a quiet and humble person, Professor Lam loves to sit smilingly by a largo and observe the world goes by. He is also keen in enrolling into a tuition course of the Portuguese language every Tuesday and Thursday evening, but so far has not had time and energy to do so.
 
September 2013
 
Recent Publications:
1.
Li L, Yi T, Lam CWK.   Interactions between human Multidrug Resistance Related Protein (MRP2; ABCC2) and excipients commonly used in self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS).  Int J Pharm 2013; 447:192-8.
2.
Li L, Yi T, Lam CWK.  Effects of spray-drying and choice of solid carriers on concentrations of Labrasol and Transcutol in solid self-microemulsifying Drug Delivery Systems.  Molecules 2013; 18:545-60.
3.
Sun S, Xi SJ, Yan YZ, Xie PS, Lam CWK.  Optimized high performance liquid chromatography tandem chemiluminescent detector applied to assess the antioxidative activity of Caulis Stauntoniae assisted by chemometrics.   Anal Methods 2013; 5:1837-42.
4.
Chui SH, Wong YH, Fong MY, Chiu YM, Chio HI, Szeto YT, Vong WT, Lam CWK.  Study of heavy metal poisoning in frequent users of Chinese medicines in Hong Kong and Macau.  Phytotherapy Research 2013; 27:859-63.
5.
Che CT, Wang ZJ, Lam CWK, Chow MSS.  Herb-herb combination for therapeutic enhancement and advancement:  Theory, practice and future perspectives.  Molecules 2013; 18:5125-41.
6.
Liu KYP, Hu SQ, Chan BCL, Wat ECL, Lau CBS, Hon KL, Fung KP, Leung PC, Hui PCL, Lam CWK, Wong CK.  Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activities of Pentaherb formula, Moutan cortex (Danpi) and gallic acid.   Molecules 2013; 18:2483-2500.
7.
Wong CK, Lau KM, Chan IHS, Hu SQ, Lam YYO, Choi AOK, Lam CWK.   MicroRNA-21* regulates the prosurvival effect of GM-CSF on human eosinophils.  Immunobiology 2013; 218:255-62.
8.
Qui H, Wong CK, Chu A, Hu SH, Lam CWK.   Muramyl dipeptide mediated activation of human bronchial epithelial cells interacting with basophils: a novel mechanism of airway inflammation. Clin Exp Immunol 2013; 172:81-94.
9.
Wong CK, Leung KML, Qiu HN, Chow JYS, Choi AOK, Lam CWK.   Activation of eosinophils interacting with dermal fibroblasts by pruritogenic cytokine IL-31 and alarmin IL-33: Implications in atopic dermatitis.   PLoS One 2012; 7(1): e29815.
10.
Wang AYM, Lam CWK.   The diagnostic utility of cardiac biomarkers in dialysis patients.  Semin Dial 2012; 25: 388-96.
 
 
 
 
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