Our Principal Investigator

CUHK Employment

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact Info

Email: billyng@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Professor Ng research interests are chemical biology, drug discovery, and medicinal chemistry. He completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to Harvard, he was a research fellow at University of Oxford, with funding supports from the Croucher Foundation and Marie Curie Fellowship (declined). He was a Fulbright Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during his graduate study. He obtained his Ph.D. and B.Sc. (1st Class Hons.) in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). 

Research Training

2016-2019

Harvard Medical School / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Broad Institute

Research Fellow in Medicine
Mentor: Dr. Jun Qi

2014-2016

University of Oxford

Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Prof. Benjamin G. Davis, FRS

Education

2013-2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Fulbright Scholar (Visiting Ph.D. student)
Mentor: Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald

2010-2014

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ph.D. in Chemistry; Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Awardee
Mentor: Prof. Tony K. M. Shing

2007-2010

B.Sc. in Chemistry (1st Class Hons.); Minor in Environmental Science

Fellowships

2016

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (gratefully declined)

2014-2016

Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013-2014

Fulbright-Lee Hysan Research Fellowship

2010-2014

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

Honors

2016

Best Poster Presentation Award, Oxford Synthesis Conference 

2016

Travel Award of International Symposium on Chemical Biology

2015

Selected Participant of 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 

2013

Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence Award 

2012

Professor Charles K. Kao Student Creativity Awards – First Runner-up

2010

T C Cheng Postgraduate Scholarship

2009, 2007

College Head List

2009, 2008, 2007

Dean’s Honours List

2009, 2008, 2007

Dr. James C.N. Ma Memorial Scholarship

2009

Ma Chao Or Memorial Scholarship

2009

Professor Lau Oi-wah Memorial Scholarship

2008

Social Service Award Scheme – Bronze Medal

2007

Wong Man Hop Scholarship

Patents

1. T. K. M. Shing, W.-L. Ng, H.-C. Li, K.-M. Lau, A. K. N. Chan, C. B.-S. Lau.
Novel compounds for treating diabetes. (Pending)
US Patent Application No. US15/345,252. Filing Date: Nov 7, 2016.
CN Patent Application No. CN 108059589. Filing Date: Dec 12, 2016.

2. W.-L. Ng, J. Huang, Y. C. L. Yan, C. S. D. Poon, H. Y. Li.
Chemical probes for in-vivo non-invasive imaging. (Pending)
US Patent Application No. US62/729,998. Filing Date: Sept 11, 2018.

Professional Associations

Associate member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Member of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) 

Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

Associate member of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Other Publications

《懷念有機化學全合成一代宗師─ 伍德沃德教授》- 科學月刊6月2016第558期

《林島諾貝爾獎論壇》- 科學月刊8月2016第560期

《現代化療的起源》- 科學月刊12月2016第564期

Media Coverage

2016

New carbasugars as potential drug molecules – CUHK Press Release link

2016

Making Molecules – Interview by the Croucher Foundation link