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Professor CHEUNG Pak Hang, Peter

Professor CHEUNG Pak Hang, Peter

Assistant Dean (Research)

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Pathology

CUHK Employment
  • Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Pathology


  • Genomics
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology
  • Data science


Education & Qualifications

BScH (Queen’s), MSc (Western), PhD (HKU)


Research Interests
  • Gene Transcription
  • Structural Biology
  • Genomics
  • Meta-Analysis in Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Computational Biology


Additional Information


Award and Honour

  • Silver Award, HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, 2019

  • Finalist, Young Scientist Awards, Hong Kong Institute of Science, 2015

  • Croucher-Butterfield Studentship, Croucher Foundation, 2010

  • Guest Lecturer, MSc Program in Analytical Chemistry, HKUST

Professional Service

  • Member, Community of Practice - “The Innovation and Future of STEM Education”

Academic Engagement in CUHK

  • Member, Research Impact Committee
  • Postgraduate supervisor, MPhil / PhD in Chemical Pathology 
  • Lecturer, MBChB Program


Brief CV



Selected Publications


  1. Au, W. Y. and Cheung, P.P.H*. Effectiveness of heterologous and homologous COVID-19 vaccine regimens: a living systematic review with network meta-analysis. The British Medical Journal (BMJ), 377: e069989. (2022).
  2. Au, W. Y., Ye, C., Briner S.L., Suarez, G.D., Han, J., Xu, X., Park, J.G., Brindley, M.A., Martinez-Sobrido*, L., Cheung, P.P.H*. Systematic comparison between BNT162b2 and CoronaVac in the seroprotection against SARS-CoV-2 Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta variants, Journal of Infection, DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2022.02.030. (2022).
  3. Suarez, G.D., Suarez D.A., Tang Y.Y.K., Zhang J.-X., Li, J., Nagl, S., Cheung P.P.H.* Uncovering Mechanisms of RT-LAMP Colorimetric SARS-CoV-2 Detection to Improve Assay Reliability, Analytical Methods, DOI: 10.1039/D1AY01395E. (2022 ).
  4. W. Y. Au and P. P. H. Cheung*, Diagnostic performances of common nucleic acid tests for SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals and clinics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Microbe, doi:10.1016/S2666-5247(21)00214-7. (2021).
  5. Xu, X., Zhang, L.*, Chu J.T.S., Wang, Y. Chin, A.W.H., Dai, Z., Poon, L.L.M., Cheung, P.P.-H.*, Huang, X.*. A Novel Mechanism of Enhanced Transcription Activity and Fidelity for Influenza A Viral RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase, Nucleic Acids Research, 49 (15), 8796. (2021).
  6. Cheung, P.P.H., Jiang, B., Booth, G.T., Chong, T.H., Unartar, I.C., Wang, Y., Suarez, G.D., Wang, J., Lis, J.T., Huang, X., Identifying Transcription Error-Enriched Genomic Loci Using Nuclear Run-On Circular-Sequencing Coupled with Background Error Modeling, Journal of Molecular Biology, S0022-2836(20)30284-9. (2020).
  7. Tse, K.M., Xu, J., Xu, L., Sheong, F.K., Wang, S., Chow, H.Y., Gao, X., Li, X., Cheung, P.P.H.*, Wang, D.*, Zhang, Y.*, Huang, X*. Intrinsic cleavage of RNA polymerase II adopts a nucleobase-independent mechanism assisted by transcript phosphate, Nature Catalysis, 2, 228–235. (2019).
  8. Cheung, P.P., Rogozin, I.B., Choy, K.T., Ng, H.Y., Peiris, J.S., and Yen, H.L Comparative mutational analyses of influenza A viruses. RNA 21, 36. (2015).
  9. Cheung, P.P., Watson, S.J., Choy, K.T., Fun Sia, S., Wong, D.D., Poon, L.L., Kellam, P., Guan, Y., Malik Peiris, J.S., and Yen, H.L. Generation and characterization of influenza A viruses with altered polymerase fidelity. Nature Communications 5, 4794. (2014).
  10. Cheung, P.P., Leung, Y.H., Chow, C.K., Ng, C.F., Tsang, C.L., Wu, Y.O., Ma, S.K., Sia, S.F., Guan, Y., and Peiris, J.S., Identifying the species-origin of faecal droppings used for avian influenza virus surveillance in wild-birds. Journal of Clinical Virology 46, 90. (2009).

*corresponding author