Prof. Chen Xin
Prof. Chen obtained a PhD degree in Chinese medicine from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (China), and a PhD degree in Immunology from Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). Prof. Chen began his post doctoral training at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK. In 1999 he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Immunoregulation, National Cancer Insitute (NCI)-Frederick, NIH, USA, where he became a Scientist II in 2001 and a Senior Scientist in 2011. Since 2004. Prof. Chen has been a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Maryland, USA. He then joined the University of Macau in 2014 as a Professor of Biomedical Sciences at State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences. Currently, in the academic year 2015-2016, he is also, Research Collaborator assigned by NCI, NIH, USA.
Prof. Cheris Chow
Prof. Cheris Chow is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Marketing at University of Macau. Her research interests encompass consumer behavior, advertising management, and services marketing. She published papers in leading business and marketing journals. Cheris has also been active in attending academic conferences around the world. Her work has been recognized by the Best Paper Award in Various conferences such as 2010 Summer Educators’ Conference (US), 2011 Annual Conference of China Marketing Science (China), etc. In addition, Cheris has a passion for participating in student activities and providing services with her profession. She has been actively involved in Faculty Mentorship Programme, serving as judge for “Macao Local Brands Video Ad Production Workshop and Competition”, coaching students in Asian Business Case Competition, and being an invited guest speaker for seminar in Macau or business conference in China.
Prof. Garry Wong
Prof. Garry Wong is a professor and group leader at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Macau since August 2014. His research interests lie in the areas of neurodegeneration, molecular toxicology, and bioinformatics including investigating the effects of aging on biological processes. He uses the round worm Caenorbabditis elegans extensively in his studies. Born in Canada, Prof. Wong grew up in Sacramento, California, U.S.A. and attended the University of California, Davis and North Carolina State University, where he earned his doctorate. Following his post-doctoral word at the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. he moved to Finland, where he worked as a researcher and scientist for 20 years, during he reached the rank of Professor. In his overall career, he has published over 100 scientific papers. Prof. Wong likes to jog, play basketball, attend concerts, and visit restaurants.
Prof. Mak Pui In, Elvis
An Associate Professor of FST-ECE and the Associate Director (Research) of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, Prof. Mak’s research interests are on analog and RF circuits and systems for wireless, biomedical and physical chemistry applications. He is currently the Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society; Editorial Board Member of IEEE Press; Senior Editor of IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I.
Prof. Zhidong Hao
Prof. Zhidong Hao, professor of sociology, obtained his PhD in sociology from the Graduate School and University Center, the City University of New York. His research interests include political sociology, comparative sociology of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, historical sociology of greater China, and the sociology of intellectuals and professionals, higher education, development, gambling, and religion, as well as the history and society Macau.
His recent books include 《兩岸四地政治與社會剖析》(An analysis of political and social developments in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and mainland China, 2014), Social Issues in China: Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment (co-edited, 2014), 《公民社會：中國大陸與港澳臺》(Civil society: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) (edited, 2013), Macau History and Society, and Whither Taiwan and Mainland China (2011), National Identity, the State, and Intellectuals (2010). He has also published a large number of scholarly papers on a wide range of topics. Students need to learn to be socially alert, aware, and active, and that’s where I can help.
Dr. Chris Wong
Dr. Chris Wong is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Macau. He is also serving as the Director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core at the faculty. Dr. Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong and received a Diploma in Biotechnology in Singapore and a first class Honours (BSc) and a PhD degrees in Genetics in Australia. Before joining UM, Dr. Wong spent six years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School in U.S.A. His longstanding research interest is to understand when and how genes are turned on and off. He is currently studying this topic on a number of medically and industrially important fungi.
Dr. Henry Kwok
Dr. Henry Kwok Hang Fai is an assistant professor and a director of histopathology & proteomics cores in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau. His research interests are mainly in the areas of natural drug discovery including venom-based peptide/protein and antibody therapy for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Kwok was born and raised in Hong Kong, and moved to UK for his study and work in the last 16 years. Before joining the University of Macau, he was a Research Fellow/Associate in the Department of Oncology/CRUK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge. During his time in Cambridge, he involved in organizing the University’s College activities.
Dr. Javier Calero Cuervo
Dr Javier Calero Cuervo is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Department of Management & Marketing of the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA). He completed his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he also earned his MSc in Real Estate. He teaches courses on Global Business Environment, Management of Foreign Affiliates, and Principles of Business Management. He was an active Coordinator of the International Business (IB) major in FBA – now re-branded as the Global Business Management (GBM) major. He is also an active Mentor of the university’s Mentorship Program and has always been actively involved with youth activities directed toward whole personal development. His research interest concerns international business and strategic management of the real estate and construction sectors. He is currently doing research on the topic of “Are Sports’ Experiences in Youth associated with Manager’s Performance?”
Dr. Jing Zhao
ZHAO Jing, Assistant professor and Ph.D. supervisor of Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS)/State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, obtained her Ph. D. degree in Pharmacognosy from China Pharmaceutical University. A winner of 2 international honors and 5 national honors, she is also PI/co-PI in 10 major research grants. At present, Dr. Zhao focuses on the standardization and economic evaluation of Chinese medicines resources. A reviewer for 15 SCI top journals in pharmaceutical analysis areas, Dr. Zhao has published more than 80 papers, including 60 SCI papers, 3 books, and holds 4 invention patents.
Dr. Michael Li
Dr. Li is a dancer, an educator, and a researcher. He has performed with numerous dance companies including the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Hong Kong Dance Company, and German Hamburg Ballet. He has taught at different institutions and professional dance companies including Beijing Dance Academy, Tokyo Arts Center, York University, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Taipei National University of the Arts. He frequently leads workshops and master classes at schools, teacher training venues, as well as at local, national, and international conferences. He is the chair of Education Network–North America for the World Dance Alliance. His research spans dance pedagogy; teacher/curriculum development; cross-cultural studies; gender and masculinity; to technology in dance. Currently, he serves on the Faculty of Education, the University of Macau while directing the newly established UM Dance Troupe.
Dr. Roberval Teixeira e Silva
Roberval TEIXEIRA E SILVA is Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Department of Portuguese of the University of Macau. He has a PhD in Portuguese as a second language to deaf people and Masters in gender studies under the approach of Interactional Sociolinguistics. His research interests are related to sociointeractional approach to discourse, trough which he develops studies i) in discursive construction of identities (gender, ethnic, diasporic) and ii) in intercultural interactions in institutional and non-institutional contexts. He is lately dedicated to i) studies of identities in migration contexts, ii) projects involving the Portuguese language in the world, and iii) investigations of Portuguese classroom interactions (foreign language, second language, host language, heritage language), especially focused on training teachers for young learners.
Dr. Timothy Kerswell
Dr. Timothy Kerswell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Political Economy (Queensland University of Technology,Australia), a Master of Arts in Political and International Studies (University of New England, Australia), and a Bachelor of Social Science, Hons., in Political Science and History (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). His research interests include the political economy of the global division of labour, international class structure, labour and migration policy, trade unionism, and Marxist political thought. Dr. Kerswell has previously worked for Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship on labour market policy, and for the trade union United Voice as a researcher. His articles have been published in Monthly Review, Social Change, and Theory in Action. Outside of academia, Dr. Kerswell is an avid fan of football, eSports (Dota 2), combat sports (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and professional wrestling (WWE). He has played in, managed, and coached numerous football/futsal teams in Australia. Dr. Kerswell regularly visits India and is particularly interested in developing exchanges and understanding between India and China. He loves coffee, and is extremely adventurous when it comes to trying new food.
Dr. Yicong Zhou
Dr. Yicong ZHOU received his B.S. degree from Hunan University, Changsha, China, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, all degrees in electrical engineering.
Dr. Zhou is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at University of Macau, Macau, China. His research interests focus on multimedia security, image/signal processing, pattern recognition and medical imaging. He has won the third price of Macau Natural Science Award in 2014. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of SPIE and ACM.
Dr. Zhou loves helping students from various aspects including but not limited in developing academic, personal, and social skills. For more information, please visit his homepage: http://www.fst.umac.mo/en/staff/fstycz.html
Ms. Alice Lee
Ms. Alice Lee is a senior instructor in the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Macau. She has been teaching in ELC since 2004. When she first came to Macao, she served as an English Language Fellow, which is a program sponsored by the United States Department of State. Over the past ten years, Ms. Lee has held a number of ELC administrative positions, including writing center coordinator, head teacher, subject convener, and associate director. In addition to teaching university students, Ms. Lee has spent two summers training in-service English language instructors in Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia. Ms. Lee has presented at various professional conferences around the world, including AAAL, TESOL International, SSLW, ETA-ROC, among others. Ms. Lee’s research interests include second language writing, identity, and writing centers. In her spare time, Ms. Lee enjoys traveling; regions in the world she has been to include the Middle East, Asia (Southeast, South, and East), and Africa (Eastern and Southern).
Mr. Vince Li
Mr. Vince Li graduated from University of Macau with a Bachelor’s degree in English education. Following this, he received his Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of York, UK. Before joining the English Language Centre of University of Macau, he taught English to kids and teenagers both in Macau and Mainland China. Currently he teaches English courses to university students and conducts various English-related activities and workshops. Apart from teaching, he also likes to share with the students his experience living abroad and his hobbies that include sports, cooking, photography and so many more. He looks forward to meeting you all in Choi Kai Yau College.
Mr. Raymond Lio
Mr. Raymond Lio is a climber, a debater and an educator. He has been climbing for over 10 years and has been teaching sport climbing since 2006. He was a Team Macau climber and participated in the 1st Asian Indoors Games 2005 in Thailand. He enjoys both indoor and outdoor climbing. He has climbed in some of the world’s best outdoor natural climbing sites including those in Illinois, Yangshuo, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Long Dong. He has been leading the UM Rock Climbing Team since 2007 and has guided the team to win numerous awards, including a national championship in 2009. He also loves English Debates and was the champion in the Canton IV in 2012. He has been teaching debate since 2010 and has organised numerous debating competitions and workshops, and has participated in the World, Austral-Asian and Asian Championships as adjudicator in numerous occasions. Currently, he serves on the Office of Sports Affairs, the University of Macau (UM) while coaching the UM Rock Climbing Team.