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Dr. Cheung is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Science and Technology at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU).  He received his B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 2014, he completed his M.Phil. in Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong. In 2020, he obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology at CUHK.


Research interests

  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Laboratory accreditation and Quality management
  • Molecular detection of infectious agents
  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms


BSc [CUHK], MPhil [HKU], PhD [CUHK], Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (Part I)


Dr. Cheung is currently registered as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in Part I of the register under the Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Technologists Board. He has more than 10 years experience in microbiology testing in private sector and public sector. Before joining HKMU, he has been a Scientific Officer (Medical) in Public Health Laboratory Services Branch, Department of Health. His research focuses on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and emerging infectious diseases including COVID-19. He has been appointed HOKLAS Technical Expert and Technical Assessor (Medical Testing), Hong Kong Accreditation Service, Innovation and Technology Commission since 2022.

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


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