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Professor WONG, Alice Sze Tsai

Professor WONG, Alice Sze Tsai

Associate Vice-President (Research), Interim Director and Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc (HKU); MPhil (HKU); PhD (British Columbia)

  • 2299 0865
  • 2559 9114
  • KBSB 4S14

Teaching Areas

  • Cell Biology and Cell Technology
  • Healthcare Biotechnology
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental Physiology

Research Interests

  • Cell adhesion dynamics
  • Receptor tyrosine kinases and signal transduction
  • Mechanobiology
  • Molecular basis of tumor invasion and metastasis
  • Drug discovery and development

Current Research

  • Studies of the molecular and cellular mechanisms pertinent to cancer development and metastasis, aiming to providing insights for the development of new therapies


Research Team

Currently, 3 PDFs and 8 PhDs; 9 MPhils and 8 PhD graduated




  • The Croucher Foundation
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Awards and Honours

2012Croucher Senior Research Fellowship
2010Award for Teaching Excellence 09-10, The University of Hong Kong
2007Outstanding Young Researcher Award 06-07, The University of Hong Kong

National Cancer Institute of Canada Fellowship
Croucher Foundation Fellowship (declined)


AACR Bristol-Myers Squibb Young Investigator Award
The Canadian Cancer Society Travel Award

1999-2000B. C. Institute for Children’s and Women’s Health Studentship
1999Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Award
1997-1999University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship
1996-1997British Columbia Medical Services Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
1997Women in Cancer Research – Brigid G. Leventhal Scholar Award
1996The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Best Basic Science Poster Award
1995Society for the Study of Endocrinology, Reproduction and Metabolism Best Presentation Award
1993-1995Croucher Foundation Studentship


Publications and News

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  • Congratulations to Ms. Jing Ma has been awarded 4th Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (2nd Prize, Life Science)
  • Congratulations to Dr. To Kit Yan and Li Shanshan have been awarded National Challenge Cup (Top and Second Prize respectively, National Final)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Li Shanshan and Mr. Ayon Ahmed Hassan have been awarded the HKU Interdisciplinary Research Competition (2nd runner up)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lam So Ngo and Dr. Ip Ka Man have been awarded the 17thECCO-28thESMO-32ndESTRO European Cancer Congress Fellowship Grant
  • Congratulations to our graduate has been recruited to NYSCF