Rossa Chiu, PhD

Rossa Chiu is the Choh-Ming Li Professor of Chemical Pathology and Associate Dean (Development) at the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She serves as the Honorary Chief of Service at the Department of Chemical Pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Prof Chiu studied medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia and later pursued her Doctor of Philosophy studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in both Genetic Pathology and Chemical Pathology. Prof Chiu’s research interests lie in the analysis of circulating nucleic acids found in human plasma. She has made significant contributions to the development of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis which led to the worldwide introduction of non-invasive plasma DNA tests for Down syndrome screening. Recently, she has been investigating the detection of cancer-derived DNA in human plasma with an aim to develop non-invasive blood tests for the early detection of cancer. To date, Prof Chiu has published over 150 peer-reviewed research articles. Prof Chiu has received a number of awards for her research, including the 2016 Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship. She is Secretary to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis.

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