Professor Lap-chee Tsui is the Founding President of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong and President of Victor and William Fung Foundation. He is also the Director of Qiushi Academy for Advanced Studies and Master of the Residential College of International Campus, Zhejiang University, China. He is the Emeritus University Professor of the University of Toronto, Canada.
He was the 14th Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong and, prior to which, he was Geneticist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and University Professor at University of Toronto, Canada.
Professor Tsui received his Bachelor and Master degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD from University of Pittsburgh in 1979. He is world renowned for his research work in human genetics and genomics, notably the identification of the gene for Cystic Fibrosis in 1989 and, later, other human genetic diseases while conducting a comprehensive characterization of human chromosome 7.
Dr. Tsui has over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 65 invited book chapters. He is the recipient of many national and international prizes, and a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of Royal Society of London, Fellow of Academia Sinica, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He has received many awards over the years, including 15 honorary doctoral degrees from universities around the world, the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, Knight of the Légion d’Honneur of France.