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Professor Lap-Chee Tsui
Professor Lap-Chee Tsui is the fourteenth
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.
Prior to his present appointment
in September 2002, Professor Tsui was Geneticist-in-Chief and
Head of the Genetics and Genomic Biology Program of the Research
Institute, at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was
also the holder of the H.E. Sellers Chair in Cystic Fibrosis
and University Professor at the University of Toronto.
Born in Shanghai and awarded
his bachelor and master's degrees from The Chinese University
of Hong Kong, Professor Tsui is a native of Hong Kong. He received
his PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. After
a brief training in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined
the Department of Genetics at The Hospital for Sick Children.
He received international acclaim in 1989 when he identified
the defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis, which is a major
breakthrough in human genetics. He has also made significant
contributions to the study of the human genome, especially the
characterization of chromosome 7, and, identification of additional
disease genes. He has 290 peer-reviewed scientific publications
and 65 invited book chapters and papers.
Professor Tsui has received
numerous awards and honours for his outstanding work over the
years. His honours include Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,
Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Fellow of Academia Sinica,
and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
In addition to many national and international prizes, he was
awarded honorary doctoral degrees by University of King's College,
University of New Brunswick, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
St. Francis Xavier University, York University, Tel Aviv University,
University of Toronto and University of Aberdeen.
Professor Tsui has served on
the editorial boards for 20 international peer-reviewed scientific
journals, numerous scientific review panels, and many national
and international advisory committees. He is currently member
of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission, Council for
Sustainable Development and Executive Committee, and Executive
Committee of the Commission on Strategic Development of the Hong
Kong SAR Government. He received the Order of Canada (Officer),
the Order of Ontario, Knight of the Légion d'Honneur of
France, and the title of Justice of the Peace (HKSAR).
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