Dr, Sridhar Siddharth


Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Email: sid8998@hku.hk


ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2022-8307



Research Interests

» Emerging Infectious Diseases

» Microbial immunology

» Clinical virology

» viral hepatitis


Selected Publications

1. Clinical characteristics and molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E in Shenzhen, China: a shift toward foodborne transmission of hepatitis E virus infection. Sridhar S, Lo SK, Xing F, Yang J, Ye H, Chan JF, Teng JL, Huang C, Yip CC, Lau SK, Woo PC. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2017 Dec 20;6(12):e115. doi: 10.1038/emi.2017.107.

2. Japanese Encephalitis Virus Transmitted Via Blood Transfusion, Hong Kong, China. Cheng VCC, Sridhar S, Wong SC, Wong SCY, Chan JFW, Yip CCY, Chau CH, Au TWK, Hwang YY, Yau CSW, Lo JYC, Lee CK, Yuen KY. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jan;24(1). doi: 10.3201/eid2401.171297.

3. Hepatitis E Virus Genotypes and Evolution: Emergence of Camel Hepatitis E Variants. Sridhar S, Teng JLL, Chiu TH, Lau SKP, Woo PCY. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Apr 20;18(4). pii: E869. doi: 10.3390/ijms18040869.

4. Genotype 4 hepatitis E virus is a cause of chronic hepatitis in renal transplant recipients in Hong Kong. Sridhar S, Chan JFW, Yap DYH, Teng JLL, Huang C, Yip CCY, Hung IFN, Tang SCW, Lau SKP, Woo PCY, Yuen KY.J Viral Hepat. 2017 Oct 6. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12799.

5. Metabolomic Profiling of Plasma from Patients with Tuberculosis by Use of Untargeted Mass Spectrometry Reveals Novel Biomarkers for Diagnosis. Lau SK, Lee KC, Curreem SO, Chow WN, To KK, Hung IF, Ho DT, Sridhar S, Li IW, Ding VS, Koo EW, Wong CF, Tam S, Lam CW, Yuen KY, Woo PC. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Dec;53(12):3750-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01568-15.

6. Epidemiology of sexually transmitted viral hepatitis in human immunodeficiency virus-positive men who have sex with men in Asia. Lin AW, Sridhar S, Wong KH, Lau SK, Woo PC. J Formos Med Assoc. 2015 Dec;114(12):1154-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2015.08.008. Review.

7. Metabolomic profiling of Burkholderia pseudomallei using UHPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS reveals specific biomarkers including 4-methyl-5-thiazoleethanol and unique thiamine degradation pathway. Lau SK, Lam CW, Curreem SO, Lee KC, Chow WN, Lau CC, Sridhar S, Wong SC, Martelli P, Hui SW, Yuen KY, Woo PC. Cell Biosci. 2015 Jun 2;5:26. doi: 10.1186/s13578-015-0018-x.

8. Disseminated Infections with Talaromyces marneffei in Non-AIDS Patients Given Monoclonal Antibodies against CD20 and Kinase Inhibitors. Chan JF, Chan TS, Gill H, Lam FY, Trendell-Smith NJ, Sridhar S, Tse H, Lau SK, Hung IF, Yuen KY, Woo PC. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1101-6. doi: 10.3201/eid2107.150138. Erratum in: Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;21(10):1877.

9. Laboratory diagnosis of melioidosis: past, present and future. Lau SK, Sridhar S, Ho CC, Chow WN, Lee KC, Lam CW, Yuen KY, Woo PC. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2015 Jun;240(6):742-51. doi: 10.1177/1535370215583801. Review.

10. A systematic approach to novel virus discovery in emerging infectious disease outbreaks. Sridhar S, To KK, Chan JF, Lau SK, Woo PC, Yuen KY. J Mol Diagn. 2015 May;17(3):230-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2014.12.002. Review.

11. A novel psittacine adenovirus identified during an outbreak of avian chlamydiosis and human psittacosis: zoonosis associated with virus-bacterium coinfection in birds. To KK, Tse H, Chan WM, Choi GK, Zhang AJ, Sridhar S, Wong SC, Chan JF, Chan AS, Woo PC, Lau SK, Lo JY, Chan KH, Cheng VC, Yuen KY. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Dec 4;8(12):e3318. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003318.