Emeritus Professor Peter Chin Wan Fung

The University of Hong Kong (HKU), HongKong, China



1967 Ph.D., University of Tasmania, Australia

1964 B.Sc. (Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia

1963 B.Sc., University of Tasmania, Australia

Some Appointment History

Emeritus Professor, HKU (March 2009, life-long)

Former Chair Professor of Medical Physics, Department of Medicine

Former Chair Professor of Physics, Department of Physics

Former Honorary Director of Centre for Material Science (cross faculties), University of Hong Kong, China.

Former Research Associate/Research Physicist, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Former Research Associate, University of Montreal, Canada.

Former Visiting Professor of Physics, Kansas University, U.S.A.

The Concept of Modern Medical Physics in the Department of Medicine

To bring in equipment of physics to carry out research in medicine, such as Electron Spin Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to analyze the free radicals in specimens of living organisms, development of new methods using the concept of chaos in biomedical engineering with application to epilepsy and pre-mature ventricular contraction, development of a new Bayesian Detector algorithm for Atrial Tachyarrhythmia.

Publications (Selected)

About 300 peer-reviewed research articles/book chapters, over 15 editions of science textbooks for education, and co-authorships in many international conference presentations. The following are some selective ones, covering different fields in medicine, east and west.

  1. Fung, P. and Kong, R. (2020) A Novel Apprehension of the Primary Lung Meridian, Sinew Channel, Divergent Channel, Luo-Connecting Channel Acting as a Single Unit System to Serve Respiration Function Based on Modern Neurophysiology and Kinesiology. Chinese Medicine, 11, 31-95. doi: 10.4236/cm.2020.112004.

  2. Fung, P.C.W., & R.K.C. Kong (2020) Bridging Medicine East and West—Pursuit on the Relation between Biomedical Consequence of Stimulating the Acupoints of the Lung Meridian and Somatosensory Reflexes, Aiming to Treat Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Diseases. Traditional Chinese Medicine, 9(2):145-176.
  3. Fung, P.C.W. and Kong, R.K.C. (2019) Manifestation of Pathological States of Numerous Diseases in the Largest Organ of the Human Body: (I) Basics and the Diseases of Tendon. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10:183-249.
  4. Fung, P.C.W. and Kong, R.K.C. (2018) New Insights on Stimulating the Lung Meridian Based on Modern Neurophysiology. Chinese Medicine, (2018) 9: 75-117.
  5. Fung, P.C.W. and Kong, R.K.C. (2018) Relationship among the Meridians, Sinew Channels and Integrative Five Fluid Circulation System, Traditional Chinese Medicine, 7(1): 74-92.
  6. Fung, P.C.W., Kong, R.K.C. (2017). The Heat Shock Protein Story―From Taking mTORC1,2 and Heat Shock Protein Inhibitors as Therapeutic Measures for Treating Cancers to Development of Cancer Vaccines. J Cancer Therapy, 8(11) :962-1029.
  7. Fung, P.C.W. and Kong, R.K.C. (2016) The Integrative Five-Fluid Circulation System in the Human Body. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, (2016) 6: 45-97.
  8. Fung, P.C.W. (2013) Chapter 5. Plausible Biomedical Consequences of Acupuncture Applied at Sites Characteristic of Acupoints in the Connective-Tissue-Interstitial-Fluid System. In: Chen, L.L. and Cheng, T.O., Eds., Acupuncture in Modern Medicine, InTech Open, Rijeka, 95-131.
  9. Fung, P.C.W. (2009) Probing the Mystery of Chinese Medicine Meridian Channels with Special Emphasis on the Connective Tissue Interstitial Fluid System, Mechanotransduction, Cells Durotaxis and Mast Cell Degranulation. Chinese Medicine, (2009) 4:10.
  10. Wong, T.K.W., Fung, P.C.W., Chua, S.E. & McAlonan, G.M. (2008). Abnormal spatiotemporal processing of emotional facial expressions in childhood autism: dipole source analysis of event-related potentials. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 407-416.
  11. Chang, C.Q., Ding, Z., Hung, Y.S. & Fung, P.C.W. (2008) Fast network component analysis (FastNCA) for gene regulatory network reconstruction from microarray data. Bioinformatics, 24(11): 1349-1358.
  12. Mok, M.Y., Fung, P.C.W., Ooi C., Tse, H.F., Wong, Y., Lam, Y.M., Wong, W.S. & Lau, C.S. (2008). Serum nitric metabolities oxide and disease activity in patients with systemic sclerosis. Clinical Rheumatology, 27(3), 315-322.
  13. Xu, W.C., Chang, C.Q., Hung, Y.S., Kwan, S.K. & Fung, P.C.W. (2007). Order statistics correlation coefficient as a novel association measurement with applications to biosignal analysis. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 55(12), 5552-5563.
  14. Ren, J.Y., Fung, P.C.W., Chang, C.Q., Shen, G.X., Chan, F.H.Y., Liu, K.J. & Shen, J.G. (2007). A comparison study on blood and tissue nitric oxide concentration during renal ischemia-reperfusion injury with electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Journal of Applied Magnetic Resonance, 32(3), 243-255.
  15. Xu, R., Zhou, B., Fung, P.C.W. & Li, X. (2006). Recent advances in the treatment of colon cancer. Histology and Histopathology, 21, 867-872.
  16. Shen, J., Ma, S., Chan, P., Lee, W. Fung, P.C.W., Cheung, R.T., Tong, Y. & Liu, K.J. (2006). Nitric oxide down-regulates cavelin-1 expression in rat brains during focal cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury. J. Neurochem, 96, 1078-1089.
  17. Sun, X.Y., Krissansen, G.W., Fung, P.C.W., Xu, S., Juan, S., man, K., Fan, S.T. & Xu, R. (2005). Anti-angiogenic therapy subsequent to adeno-associated-virus-mediated immunotherapy eradicates lymphomas that disseminate to the liver. Int. J. Cancer, 113, 670-677.
  18. Man, K., Lee, T.K., Liang, T.B., Lo, C.M., Fung, P.C.W., Tsui, S.H., Li, X.L., Ng, K.T. & Fan, S.T. (2004). FK 409 ameliorates small-for-size liver graft injury by attenuation of portal hypertension and down-regulation of Egr-1 pathway. Annals of Surgery, 240(1), 159-168.
  19. Man, K., Fan, S.T., Lo, C.M., Liu, C.L., Fung, P.C.W., Liang, T.B., Lee, T.K., Tsui, S.H., Ng, I.O., Zhang, Z.W. & Wong, J. (2003). Graft injury in relation to graft size in right lobe live donor liver transplantation: a study of hepatic sinusoidal injury in correlation with portal hemodynamics. Annals of Surgery, 237(2): 256-264.
  20. Pei, Z., Fung, P.C.W. & Cheung, R.T. (2003). Melatonin reduces nitric oxide level during ischemia but not blood-brain barrier breakdown during reperfusion in a rat middle cerebral artery occlusion stroke model. Journal of Pineal Research, 34(2), 110-118.
  21. Ye, J.S., Tipoe, G.L., Fung, P.C.W. & Fung, M.L. (2002). Augmentation of hypoxia-induced nitric oxide generation in the rat carotid body adapted to chronic hypoxia: an involvement of constitutive and inducible nitric oxide synthases. Pflugers Archiv, European Journal of Physiology, 444(1-2): 178-185.
  22. Tham, C.C.Y., Lai, J.S.M., Fung, P.C.W., Chua, J.K.H., Poon, A.S.Y. & Lam, D.S.C. (2002). Physical effects of re-use and repeated ethylene oxide sterilization on transcleral cyclophotocoagulation laser G-probes. Journal of Glaucoma, 11(1), 21-25.
  23. Tsang, K.W., Leung, R., Fung, P.C.W., Chan, S.L., Tipoe, G.L., Ooi, G.C. & Lam, W.K. (2002). Exhaled and sputum nitric oxide in bronchiectasis: correlation with clinical parameters. Chest, 121(1), 88-94.
  24. Xu, W., Tse, H.F., Chan, F.H.Y., Fung, P.C.W., Lee, K.L.F. & Lau, C.P. (2002). New Bayesian discriminator for detection of atrial tachyarrhythmias. Circulation, 105(12), 1472-1479.
  25. Chen, S.H., Fung, P.C.W. & Cheung, R.T.F. (2002). Neuropeptide Y-Y1 receptor modulates nitric oxide level during stroke in the rat. Free Radic Biol Med., 32(8), 776-784.
  26. Lui, S.L., Tsang, R., Wong, D., Chan, K.W., Chan, T.M., Fung, P.C.W. & Lai, K.N. (2002). Effect of mycophenolare mofetil on severity of nephritis and nitric oxide production in lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice. Lupus, 11(7), 411-418.
  27. Lui, S.L., Chan, L.Y., Zhang, X.H., Zhu, W., Chan, T.M., Fung, P.C.W., Lai, K.N. (2001). Effect of mycophenolate mofetil on nitric oxide production and inducible nitric oxide synthase gene expression during renal ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 16(8), 1577-1582.
  28. Zhu, W. & Fung, P.C.W. (2000). The roles played by crucial free radicals like lipid free radicals, nitric oxide, and enzymes NOS and NADPH in CCI4-induced acute liver injury of mice. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 29(9), 870-880.
  29. Sheu, F.S., Zhu, W. & Fung, P.C.W. (2000). Direct observation of trapping and release of nitric oxide by glutathione and cysteine with electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Biophysical Journal, 78, 1216-1226.
  30. Ip, M.S., Lam, B., Chan, L.Y., Zheng, L., Tsang, K.W., Fung, P.C.W. & Lam, W.K. (2000). Circulating nitric oxide is suppressed in obstructive sleep apnea and is reversed by nasal continuous positive airway pressure. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 162(6), 2166-2171.