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WC Yam
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tai Po
WC Yam is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine from the University of Hong Kong. As a Clinical Scientist and Fellow Member of Royal College of Pathologists, he aims at rapid diagnosis of emerging infectious diseases including tuberculosis, drug resistant HIV-1, and SARS Corona virus which he had achieved major advancement for clinical application. More recently, he has been using molecular method to study drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV. The studies on multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV-1 have included the development of Next Generation Sequencing.
Research Interests
Molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis and drug resistance mechanism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

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