Tony Kung Ming Shing
Professor, Department of Chemistry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Professor Tony K. M. Shing obtained his first degree from The University of Hong Kong, his M.Sc. (analytical chemistry), Ph.D. (carbohydrate chemistry) and D.Sc. (organic synthesis) degrees from the University of London. After postdoctoral work at McGill University and at Oxford University, Prof. Shing began his independent career at Manchester University as a New Blood Lecturer in 1984. He was visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine, before returning to Hong Kong in 1990. He joined the Department of Chemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a Lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1993, and to full Professor in 1996. He is now professor and chairman of the Department of Chemistry at CUHK. He is also the Chairman of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Hong Kong Section.
His research interest is on the syntheses of organic molecules with chemotherapeutic potential, namely anti-cancer, anti-viral, or anti-diabetic activities.