Dr. Samson SY WONG


Clinical Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Microbiology

Email: samsonsy@hku.hk


ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0266-4401



Research Interests

» Locally- and regionally-important infectious diseases.

» Tropical infectious diseases.


Research Publications

1. Lau SK, Feng Y, Chen H, Luk HK, Yang WH, Li KS, Zhang YZ, Huang Y, Song ZZ, Chow WN, Fan RY, Ahmed SS, Yeung HC, Lam CS, Cai JP, Wong SS, Chan JF, Yuen KY, Zhang HL, Woo PC. SARS coronavirus ORF8 protein is acquired from SARS-related coronavirus from greater horseshoe bats through recombination. Journal of Virology 2015.

2. Wong SS, Poon RW, Chau S, Wong SC, To KK, Cheng VC, Fung KS, Yuen KY. Development of conventional and realtime quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay in the diagnosis and monitoring of scabies. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2015;53:2095–2102.

3. Wong SSY, Wong SCY. Ebola virus disease in non-endemic countries. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 2015;114:384–398.

4. To KK, Lee KC, Wong SS, Lo KC, Lui YM, Jahan AS, Wu AL, Ke YH, Law CY, Sze KH, Lau SK, Woo PC, Lam CW, Yuen KY. Lipid mediators of inflammation as novel plasma biomarkers to identify patients with bacteremia. Journal of Infection 2015;70:433–444.

5. Wong SS, Fung KS, Chau S, Poon RW, Wong SC, Yuen KY. Molecular diagnosis in clinical parasitology: When and why? Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood). 2014;239:1443–1460.

6. Tang TH, Wong SS, Lam W, Cheuk W, Lai CK, Wu TC. A 93-year-old man with a left lung mass and exudative pleural effusion. Schistosoma japonicum. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;58:300–301.

7. Yip CC, Lau SK, Woo PC, Wong SS, Tsang TH, Lo JY, Lam WK, Tsang CC, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Recombinant coxsackievirus A2 and deaths of children, Hong Kong, 2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2013;19:1285–1288.

8. Ting JY, Wong SSY, Chee YY, Wong KY, Tsoi NNS, Lau ASY. Bacillus bloodstream infections in a tertiary perinatal centre: an 8-year study. American Journal of Perinatology 2013;30:309–315.

9. Wong SSY, Wong SCY, Yuen KY. Infections associated with body modification. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 2012;111:667–681.

10. Cheng VCC, Wong SSY, Chen JHK, Chan JFW, To KKW, Poon RWS, Wong SCY, Chan KH, Tai JWM, Ho PL, Tsang THF, Yuen KY. An unprecedented outbreak investigation for nosocomial and community-acquired legionellosis in Hong Kong. Chinese Medical Journal 2012;125:4283–4290.

11. Woo PC, Lam CW, Tam EW, Leung CK, Wong SS, Lau SK, Yuen KY. First discovery of two polyketide synthase genes for mitorubrinic acid and mitorubrinol yellow pigment biosynthesis and implications in virulence of Penicillium marneffei. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012;6:e1871.

12. To KK, Wong SS, Poon RW, Trendell-Smith NJ, Ngan AH, Lam JW, Tang TH, Ahchong AK, Kan JC, Chan KH, Yuen KY. A novel Dirofilaria species causing human and canine infections in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012;50:3534–3541.

13. Wong SS, Poon RW, Hui JJ, Yuen KY. Detection of Babesia hongkongensis sp. nov. in a free-roaming cat, Felis catus, in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012;50:2799–2803.

14. Chan JF, Wong SS, Leung SS, Fan RY, Ngan AH, To KK, Lau SK, Yuen KY, Woo PC. First report of chronic implant-related septic arthritis and osteomyelitis due to Kytococcus schroeteri and a review of human K. schroeteri infections. Infection 2012;40:567–573.

15. Lau SK, Fan RY, Lo HW, Ng RH, Wong SS, Li IW, Wu AK, Ng KH, Tseung S, Lee RA, Fung KS, Que TL, Yuen KY, Woo PC. High mortality associated with Catabacter hongkongensis bacteremia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012;50:2239–2243.