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Wong, Hei Sunny

Assistant Professor
Medicine and Therapeutics
Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Hong Kong


Dr Sunny Wong is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Digestive Disease and Department of Medicine & Therapeutics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following his medical qualification at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he pursued his postgraduate degree to work on human genetics of common infectious diseases at the University of Oxford. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers including articles in PLoS Pathogens, Nature Genetics and The New England Journal of Medicine. He has won a number of awards including the Croucher Foundation Scheme for the Development of Clinical Academics and the Human Genome Organization Travel Award. His research interests are to understand the host-microbe relationship, especially with the gut microbiome, in various infectious and digestive diseases and to explore novel biomarkers for clinical application.

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Host-microbiome interaction in infectious and digestive diseases Colorectal cancer screening


  • Wong, S. H. , Hill, A. V., Vannberg, F. O., & India-Africa-United Kingdom Leprosy Genetics, C. (2010). Genomewide association study of leprosy. N Engl J Med, 362 (15), 1446-1447; author reply 1447-1448.

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