Team:CityU HK/Team


Team Member

CHAN Ho Ching

Hi I am Chloe, a year 3 student majoring in Chemistry. This is a great experience for me joining such a massive international competition although this is my first time to get in touch with synthetic biology. I will do my best participating in the events and looking forward to this fruitful journey.

CHOI Inseo

Hi, I am Amy, a year 3 student studying chemistry. It was an amazing experience to participate in the IGEM competition this year which didn’t only allow me to understand more about synthetic biology and learn new laboratory techniques, but also enabled me to learn how to cooperate and work collaboratively with other team members.

HO Pui Yi

Hello, I am Cheryl, a year 3 student majoring in chemistry. It is exciting to join an international science competition. The iGEM competition not only gives me a chance to learn more about synthetic biology, but also allows us to exchange scientific ideas with other teams. There are always difficulties in scientific research, but I believe that as long as we work together, we will overcome the challenges and create unforgettable memories.

HU Feijun

Hi, I am Joey, majoring in Chemistry. This IGEM project gives me food for thought that chemistry and biology are closely related, which provides me a reference for my future study career.

KIM Yujeong

Hi, I am Yujeong, a year 2 student majoring in Chemistry. I appreciate having this opportunity to participate in the iGEM competition this year, which allowed me to investigate a new field of study, synthetic biology. I also learned various laboratory skills especially treating biological materials and analytical skills. As a member of the outreach team, I was able to cooperate with other teams participating in this competition, exchange ideas and educate secondary students about synthetic biology and our project. I am looking forward to successful results in this competition by overcoming difficulties with our lovely team members.

LAU Hill Lam

Hi, I am Kelly, a year 3 Chemistry student. I am a member of the wiki page team. This is the first time I get in touch with Synthetic biology, it is difficult but also a precious experience for me as I have learnt many laboratory skills. Besides, it inspires me that Synthetic biology can have significant benefits to our society.

LAW Ying Lo

Hello! This is Acumen from the Department of Chemistry. IGEM provided me with a platform to gain practical experience of synthetic biology. I enjoy working in a team with all the enthusiastic members.

LEUNG Chi Seng

Hi I am Aaron, a year 3 student majoring in Chemistry. Participating in IGEM is a valuable experience for me because I can learn about researching and conduct continuing experiments which are related to synthetic biology.

RAINA Ritvik

My name is Ritvik and I am a year 3 Biomedical Engineering major with a passion for learning and discovery. I have been wanting to participate in iGEM since 2018, before I entered university. Nowadays, I feel that there is a lot more emphasis on digital solutions to problems, the iGEM competition gives us the opportunity to not only think about and work on synbio solutions but also educate the general public about this field. I feel that whatever I learn in this competition will stay with me life-long.

TONG Chun Yin

My name is Jeremy and I am a year 3 Chemistry student. I heard about synthetic biology after I decided to join the iGEM competition. Through this competition, I could gain some knowledge from other fields which are related to chemistry. Also, it gives us the opportunity to apply our knowledge and laboratory techniques that we have learnt.

WONG Kai Kap

Hi I am Kendrew, a year 3 student majoring in Chemistry. iGEM is an excellent platform for me to apply the knowledge we learnt in lessons. This will be a precious chance for me to learn and dig deep into the area of synthetic biology. I am looking forward to learning new things during the project and trying the equipments in the lab to fulfill my curiosity.

YIM Wing Lam

Hello, I am Daisy, a year 3 student majoring in Chemistry. This is my first time participating in an international science competition. In our team, I am responsible for keeping an activity log of our project. In this project, I am able to apply the analytical skills that I have learnt, such as GC-MS and NMR spectroscopy. Also, the iGEM competition provides me a valuable opportunity in exploring synthetic biology and learning new laboratory techniques. Although the process of competition is challenging, I can work with my teammates and I am sure we can overcome the obstacles together.

Primary PI

Dr. KONG Yuen Chong Richard

Dr. Richard Kong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong. His research interest is the development and application of DNA-based technologies. He is the Principal Advisor of our team for providing the necessary guidance, training and supporting us.

Secondary PI


Dr. MATSUDA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong. He is interested in biosynthesis and biosynthetic engineering of natural products. Our iGEM project is based on his inspiration, he gives us lots of suggestions and support.

Dr. BABAK Maria

Dr. BABAK is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong. She is interested in anticancer drug discovery. She is responsible for guiding us to test the bioactivity of the variecolin products, including anti-cancer and anti-bacterial properties.



Delta is the instructor of our team and participated in 2020 iGEM. He shared the competition experience and provided many useful opinions to our team.

WAN Teng

Miles is a PhD student working on the fields of ecology and toxicology. He supported our team on all aspects of the projects and helped with the overall coordination of the iGEM project with students and advisors.

YAN Dexiu

Dexiu is a PhD student working on biosynthetic engineering of natural products. She enthusiastically guided us to the experiment procedures and provided many suggestions to us. She also helped us with designing our project and solving problems.


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