P. C Y Woo

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

P. C Y Woo obtained his Medical degree in the University of Hong Kong in 1991. He joined the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong in 1997, and became Professor of microbiology in 2006. Professor Woo has established himself as one of the leaders in the field of emerging infectious diseases, novel viruses, bacteria and fungi, and microbial genomics. Notable examples of novel viruses discovered in Professor Woo’s laboratory include human coronavirus HKU1, bat SARS coronavirus, and other bat and avian coronaviruses. Notable examples of novel bacteria and fungi discovered in Professor Woo's laboratory include Laribacter hongkongensis, Streptococcus sinensis, Catabacter hongkongensis and Lichtheimia hongkongensis. Professor Woo is currently an Appointed Member of the Coronavirus Taxonomy Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Biography Updated on 17 February 2011

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