The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Research Achievements

Science Laboratory
Lab Class   The Science Unit has developed a science laboratory that supports the research functions of academic staff as well as to allow students to gain research experience. We also use the lab for teaching purpose in order to let students have hands-on experience in science learning.
Laboratory Setting and Equipment



  • Fong JJ, Cho H, Park MS, Lim YW (2016) Evaluating seasonality and pathogenicity of Aeromonas in Korea using environmental DNA. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology, & Environmental Sciences, 18: 605-613.
  • Oh S, Fong JJ, Park MS, Lim YW (2016) Distinctive feature of microbial communities and bacterial functional profiles in Tricholoma mastutake dominant soil. PloS ONE, 11:e0168573.
  • Gong S, Shi H, Jiang A, Fong JJ, Gaillard D, Wang J (2017) Disappearance of endangered species within China’s nature reserves. Current Biology 27: R170–R171.
  • Lin Y, Chen Y, Yi C, Fong JJ, Kim W, Rius M, Zhan A (2017) Genetic signatures of rapid local adaptation in a model invasive ascidian. Scientific Reports 7: 44080.
  • Yang B, Zhou Y, Min M, Matsui M, Dong B, Li P, Fong JJ (2017) Diversity and phylogeography of Northeast Asian brown frogs allied to Rana dybowskii (Anura, Ranidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 112: 148–157.


  • Fong JJ, Grioni A, Crow P, Cheung K. Morphological and genetic verification of Ovophis tonkinensis (Bourret, 1934) in Hong Kong. Accepted to Herpetology Notes.
  • Lee WD, Fong JJ, Eimes JA, Lim YW. Metagenomic diversity of human-pathogenic fungal diversity associated with urban pigeon feces. Accepted to Molecular Ecology.
  • Park J, Kim I, Fong JJ, Koo K, Choi W, Tsai T, Park D. Northward dispersal of sea kraits (Laticauda semifasciata) beyond their typical range. Accepted to PLoS ONE

Grants and Fellowships
  • RGC Early Career Scheme (HKD 984,523) "Developing environmental DNA approaches to study the ecology and conservation of endangered Hong Kong turtles", 2016-2020.
  • Croucher Chinese Visitorship (HKD 144,000) Visitorship of Dr. LIN Liu (Hainan Normal University), February-August 2017.

Media Coverage

Lingnan University team unveil poaching activities within China’s nature reserves

QS WOW News, 27 Apr 2017