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Dr. Wong Sze Wan Emily 黃詩韻博士
Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology


Dr Emily Wong received her Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology and Pharmacy from The University of Hong Kong. She is currently an Assistant Professor and a Programe Leader in Department of Applied Science, School of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Her teaching and research mainly focus on vascular biology, life sciences, and Chinese medicine and drug analysis.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Vascular biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Chinese medicine
  • Food and drug analysis

Academic & Professional Experience

Research Grants

  • PI, “New Development of Rapid and Easy Authentication Method of Single Drug Concentrated Chinese Medicine Granules using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) coupled with Chemometrics”, RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/M08/20, HK$1,015,550), 2021.
  • PI, “Investigation of anti-tumor effects of Lonicera Japonicae Flos, Lobelia Chinensis Herba and Houttuyniae Herba on human malignant melanoma cell line” OUHK R&D Fund (2019/1.13; HK$199,455), 2020
  • PI, “Immunomodulatory effects of Perilla frutescens and N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET) on human epidermal keratinocytes”, OUHK R&D Fund (2018/1.3; HK$149,600), 2019
  • Co-I, “Chemical Analysis of Essential Oils and Applications in Hydrogel-based Devices”, OUHK R&D Fund (ROU/P01/18; HK$150,000), 2019
  • PI “Rapid and Easy Discrimination and Authentication of Different Chinese Medicinal Granules Powders by Spectroscopic Fingerprinting Analysis”, OUHK KSSPC Trust (KS 2017/2.3; HK$99,675), 2018

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Leung L. Y.-L., Chan S.M.-N., Tam H.L., Wong E.S.-W. (2022). Astaxanthin Influence on Health Outcomes of Adults at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients, 14(10):2050
  • Wong, E.S.W., Li, R.W., Li, J., Li, R., Seto, S.W., Lee, S.M., Leung, G.P. (2021). Relaxation effect of narirutin on rat mesenteric arteries via nitric oxide release and activation of voltage-gated potassium channels. Eur J Pharmacol 905: 174190.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Li, J., Li, R.R., Leung, G.P.H., Ng, J.K.F. (2021). Involvement of different a2 adrenoceptor subtypes in effects of dexmedetomidine on porcine coronary artery. DiePharmazie 76(1): 12-17.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Ng, K.F.J., Susan, W.S.L., Vanhoutte, P.M. (2018). L-arginine and arginase products potentiate dexmedetomidine-induced contractions in the rat aorta. Anesthesiology 128(3): 564-573.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Kwok, B.O.T., Tang, K.K.Y., Chan, L.C., Cheung, Z.Y.Y., Im, K.W., Tam, S.Y. The Repellent Effect of Lemongrass Essential Oil on Mosquitoes in Hong Kong. The 2nd Symposium of Research on Energy and Environmental Science (SREES), Hong Kong. 6 June, 2017.
  • Lo, C.M., Han, J., Wong, E.S.W., Tang, C.C. (2020). Flexible Learning with Multi-component Blended Learning Mode for Undergraduate Chemistry Courses in the Pandemic of COVID-19. Interactive Technology and Smart Education 18(8): 175-188.
  • Lo, C.M., Han, J., Wong, E.S.W. (2020). Chemistry in Aromatherapy – Extraction and Analysis of Essential Oils from Plants of Chamomilla recutita, Cymbopogon nardus, Jasminum officinale and Pelargonium graveolens. Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal, 13(3): 1339-1350.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Vanhoutte, P.M., Ng, K.F.J. L-arginine and Arginase products potentiate contractions to dexmedetomidine in the rat aorta with endothelium in the presence of Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester. Joint Meeting ESH-ISH Hypertension 2014, Athens, Greece. 13-16 June, 2014.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Vanhoutte, P.M., Ng, K.F.J. (2010). Dexmedetomidine induces both relaxations and contractions, via different α2-adrenoceptor subtypes, in the isolated mesenteric artery and aorta of the rat. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 335(3): 659-664.
  • Wong E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Vanhoutte, P.M., Ng, K.F.J. L-arginine and Arginase products increase endothelium-dependent contractions of the rat aorta to dexmedetomidine in the presence of L-NAME. The 4th Scientific Meeting of the Asian Society for Vascular Biology, Hong Kong. 20-21 November, 2010.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Vanhoutte, P.M., Ng, K.F.J. Both D- and L-arginine increase contractions to dexmedetomidine in the presence of L-NAME in the rat aorta with endothelium. WorldPharma2010, Copenhagan, Denmark. 17-23 July, 2010.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Vanhoutte, P.M., Ng, K.F.J. Differential Effects of Alpha-adrenoceptor Agonists on Relaxation in the Mesenteric Artery and Aorta of the Rat. The 10th International Symposium on Mechanisms of Vasodilatation, Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan. 1-3 June, 2009.
  • Wong, E.S.W., Man, R.Y.K., Vanhoutte, P.M., Ng, K.F.J. Effects of Dexmedetomidine in Isolated Arteries of Pig and Rat. The 5th International EDHF Symposium, Endothelium, Vasoactive Factors and Inflammation, Tampere, Finland. 24-27 June, 2008.

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • External Examiner, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers and Caritas Institute of Higher Education (2016 - 2021)

Modified Date: 16 May, 2022
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Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5