Research interests:

Current Research Interest of the Division

  • Hepatitis B virus: molecular virology, disease course, novel treatment and occult hepatitis B
  • Gastrointestinal cancers: epidemiology, detection and chemoprevention
  • Liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver failure
  • Application of big data in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Application of artificial intelligence in Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Prof. Yuen Man Fung

  • Natural history of hepatitis B virus infection including viral and host factors associated with disease progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Significance of traditional and novel viral markers to define disease status and their associations with treatment response and disease progression
  • Diagnosis and clinical implications of occult hepatitis B infection
  • Clinical drug trials on novel direct antiviral and immunomodulatory agents for the treatment of hepatitis B infection

Prof. Leung Wai Keung

  • Screening and early detection of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Application of big data on gastrointestinal diseases
  • Computer-assisted endoscopic diagnosis

Prof. Seto Wai Kay Walter

  • Treatment response and disease monitoring in chronic hepatitis B and C
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the Chinese population
  • Liver fibrosis
  • Novel radiological metrics in gastrointestinal and liver diseases
  • Application of artificial intelligence to gastrointestinal and liver diseases

Dr. James Fung

  • Liver transplantation in the Chinese population
  • Acute-on-chronic liver failure
  • Decompensated cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis B infection and liver transplantation

Dr. LUI Ka Luen, Thomas

  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in medicine
  • Advanced endoscopy

Dr. Cheung Ka Shing

  • Big data analysis
  • Epidemiology and chemoprevention of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Epidemiology of hepatic diseases
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding 

Dr. Danny Wong

  • Hepatitis B molecular virology
  • Natural history, treatment response and disease monitoring of chronic hepatitis B infection
  • Occult hepatitis B infection
  • Evaluation of chronic hepatitis B disease markers

For students wishing to undertake research degrees (eg PhD, MPhil) please refer to the Postgradute page of the Teaching and Traning homepage.

Enquires on research interests for degrees (eg PhD, MPhil) in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, please contact : Prof MF Yuen thur Contact us
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