CHAN Kelvin Yuen Kwong

, PhD

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After post-doctoral training, Dr Chan was promoted to Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong. He subsequently joined the Prenatal Diagnostic Laboratory (PDL), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tsan Yuk Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital as a Scientific Officer (Medical). He was appointed as Quality Manager and then Laboratory Director, overseeing the PDL providing prenatal diagnostic and screening services. Before joining HKMU, he was promoted to Senior Scientific Officer in Hong Kong Genome Institute to oversee the laboratory setup and operation for the Hong Kong Genome Project (HKGP), which is the first popluation scale human genome project in Hong Kong.

He has authored and co-authored in over 100 papers and reviews in peer reviewed and international journals, including Nature Genetics, Nature Communication, Cancer Research, PLOS Genetics, PLOS One, NPJ Genomic Medicine, Prenatal Diagnosis, American Journal of Medical Genetics (Part A and C). Scopus Author Identifier: 7406034195 (Holding h-index of 33 and total of citation over 3000 times, as of June 2023).

He currently serves in a number of peer reviewed journals:

  • Guest Editor for a special issue “Fetal Medicine: From Basic Science to Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy” in Diagnostics
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Pediatrics (Genetics of Common and Rare Diseases)
  • Associate Editor and Review Editor for Frontiers in Genetics (Human and Medical Genomics)
  • Associate Editor for BMC Medical Genomics
  • Editorial board for Scient Open Access, Women's Health & Gynecology
  • Academic Editor for an international peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One

Research interests

Diagnostic application of molecular profiling, genotyping, and genetic variation analysis in human diseases; study of underlying mechanisms for the development and manifestation of human diseases and cancers


  • Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (Part I, Reg. No. MT102726), HK MLT Board
  • Fellow Member, Hong Kong Society of Cytogenomics
  • Ordinary Member, Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics


  • Honorary Assistant Professor (Department of Pathology, HKU)
  • Honorary Research Fellow (Department of Pathology, HKU-ShenZhen Hospital)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor, The University of Hong Kong

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow

27 Jul 202326 Jul 2025

Medical Laboratory Assessor, Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS)

Board Member, Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) Board

Chairman of the Board Registration Committee (BRC), Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) Board

Member of the Board Examination Committee (BEC), Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) Board

Member of the Registration Committee, Supplementary Medical Professional (SMP) Council

Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong


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