Team

Wei Shen AIK

Group Leader

Wei Shen Aik is Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He then received his doctoral training in chemical biology at Prof. Christopher Schofield's laboratory at the University of Oxford. After his D.Phil. studies at Oxford, Wei Shen did his postdoctoral research in Structural Biology with Professor Liang Tong at Columbia University in the United States. As group leader, Wei Shen aspires to combine structural biology and chemical biology to design new solution for human health problems. During his free time, Wei Shen likes to read history.

Simranjeet KAUR

PhD Student

I was brought up in Delhi where I did my undergraduate degree in Chemistry. I moved to New Zealand in 2018 to pursue my Research Masters from the University of Auckland. For my Master’s project, I worked on an enzyme ACC oxidase, understanding its conformational dynamics upon ligand binding. That is when I realized my inclination lies towards Structural Biology. My current project focuses on structure-based drug discovery of RNA modifying enzymes associated with cancer development. I’m interested in designing small-molecule inhibitors for these enzymes by studying the structural aspects of the enzymes.

Samson Nuo Yan TAN

MPhil Student

I am an undergraduate student at Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in Chemistry. I like science because I truly think that scientific research can improve the quality of life of people in the future. My Final Year Project focuses on inhibition studies of cancer-associated RNA modifying enzymes. I did not have much experience in biochemical studies before I joined the Aik Lab. However, I like challenges and learning. By learning research skills in biochemistry, I hope to contribute to improving people’s health and lives.

 

MSc Students

Tingyuan XING

Shipeng LIN

Yiqiong ZHANG

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Kam Mei SIU

Pui Hang SHUM

Hing Pan NG

Yingqi LAI

 

Alumni

Venus Yi Lok FAN

Undergraduate Research Student

09/19 - 06/20

Yi Min NG

Research Assistant

08/19 - 09/20    Currently PhD student at ESRF, France

 

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