Dik-Lung Ma received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1999. He worked as a Postdoc Fellow and spent time at the Scripps Research Institute as a Visiting Scientist. He returned to the University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant Professor in 2008, before embarking on an independent career as an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010. He has already published a total of 88 research articles, including 51 as an Independent Academic since 2010. He participated in the Second UK-Hong Kong Frontiers of Science Symposium held by the Royal Society as one of the 35 outstanding early-career scientists in Hong Kong in 2011 and has presented keynote and invited lectures at local and international conferences. He currently serves as a Guest Editor of methods for the special issue on Recent Advances in DNA-Based Biosensors and acts as referee for a wide range of chemistry journals. His research interests are multidisciplinary in nature and include structure-based drug discovery and lead optimization, transition metal complexes for sensing and therapeutics, and luminescent oligonucleotide-based probes.
Biography Updated on 3 October 2013