Randy Y.C. Poon

Current positions:

Chair Professor

Division of Life Science

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Member

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience

 

 

Past positions:

Director (2009-18)

Center for Cancer Research

 

Founding Director (2009-18)

Biosciences Central Research Facility

 

Professor (2007-16)

Division of Life Science, HKUST

 

Associate Professor (2001-07)

Department of Biochemistry, HKUST

 

Assistant Professor (1996-2001)

Department of Biochemistry, HKUST

 

Education and training:

Postdoctoral Fellow (International Human Frontier Science Program and

the European Molecular Biology Organisation)

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA

with Dr Tony Hunter, FRS

 

PhD  Biochemistry

St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, and Cancer Research UK

with Dr Tim Hunt, FRS (Nobel Laureate 2001)

 

MA  Natural Sciences

St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Tonbridge School, UK

Awards:

  • Croucher Foundation Senior Fellowship Award (2021).

  • UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Fellowship (2004).

  • Croucher Foundation Senior Fellowship Award (2002).

  • School of Science Teaching Award (2000).

  • The Dan Charitable Trust Fund International Fellowship (1997).

  • International Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellowship (1995-97).

  • European Molecular Biology Organisation Long-Term Fellowship (1994-95).

  • Imperial Cancer Research Fund Research Studentship (1991-94).

  • University of Cambridge Overseas Research Student Awards (1990-94).

  • Tonbridge School Judde Scholarship (1986).

Administrative posts (selected):

  • Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning Quality (Member 2020–).

  • Faculty Search and Appointment Committee (Member 2005–06; Chair 2013–15; Member 2015–16; Chair 2016–17; Chair 2020–).

  • Substantiation and Promotion Committee (Member 2010–11; Member 2017–18; Chair 2018–20; Member 2020–).

  • Animal Ethics Committee (Member 2020–).

  • Executive, Resource and Planning Committee (Member 2012–15; Member 2018–).

  • Merit Salary Review Committee (Member 2010–11; Chair 2017–18; Member 2018–19; Chair 2019–).

  • Critical incident coordinator (2017–).

  • University Committee on Appointments of University Professor and Chair Professor (Member 2017–19).

  • RAE2020 Working group (Member 2017–19).

  • Human Participants Research Panel (Member 2017–19).

  • Search Committee for the Head of the Division of Life Science (Member 2010; Member 2017–18).

  • School Appointments and Substantiation Committee (Member 2013–16).

  • Postgraduate committee (Member 2001–06; Member 2011–12).

  • Lab Management Committee (Chair 2001–03; Member 2003–06; Chair 2007–11; Chair 2011-13; Member 2013–15).

  • Center for Cancer Research (Director 2009–18).

  • Director of the Biosciences Central Research Facility (Director 2009–18).

  • School Research Committee (Member 2004–06).

  • University Peer Review Panel (Member 2004–05).

  • Academic Review Committee (Member 2003–05; Chair 2005–11).

  • Departmental Safety Officer (2001–2006).

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