Teaching Staff
WONG, Gary Ka-Leung - Associate Professor

Educational Background
  • B.Sc., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Postdoctoral: City University of Hong Kong and Durham University, UK

Current Research Interests
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry, Luminescent Materials, Lanthanide Chemistry and Spectroscopy


The European Rare Earth and Actinide Society, 2015 ERES Junior Award

Professional Appointment
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Luminescence (Elsevier)
  • International Advisory Board Member, ChemPlusChem (Wiley-VCH)

Selected Publications
  1. L. Jiang, R. Lan, T. Huang, C.-F. Chan, H. Li, S. Lear, J. Zong, W.-Y. Wong, M. M.-Lan Lee, B. D. Chan, W.-L. Chan, W.-S. Lo, N.-K. Mak, M. L. Lung, G. S. Taylor, Z.-X. Bian, W. C. S. Tai, G.-L. Law, W.-T. Wong, S. L. Cobb, and K.-L. Wong, “Targeting EBNA1: A Therapeutic Approach for EBV-related Tumour with Tailor Responsive Optical Imaging”, Nat. Biomed. Eng., 0042 (2017). (Highlighted in Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2017, 0059 and Cell Chemical Biology, 2017, 647-648)
  2. H. Li, R. Lan, C.-F. Chan, G. Bao, C. Xie, P.-H. Chu, W. C. S. Tai, J.-X. Zhang and K.-L. Wong, “A Luminescent Lanthanide Approach Towards Direct Visualization of Primary Cilia in Living Cells”, Chem. Commun., 53, 7084-7087 (2017).
  3. Y. Zhou, C.-F. Chan, D. W. J. Kwong, G.-L. Law, S. Cobb, W.-K. Wong and K.-L. Wong, “αvb3-isoform Specific Erbium Complexes Highly Specific for Bladder Cancer Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy”, Chem. Commun., 53, 557-560 (2017).
  4. R. Zhou, J. Huang, J. Shi, L. Huang, X. Zhang, K.-L. Wong, H. Zhang, D. Jin, J. Wang and Qiang Su, “Silica Shell Assisted Synthetic Route for Mono-disperse and Enhanced Near-infrared Persistent Luminescence ZnGa2O4:Cr3+,Sn4+ Nanoparticle for In Vivo Bio-Imaging”, Nano Research, 1 -13 (2017).
  5. A. Nonat, C. F. Chan, T. Liu, C. Platas-Iglesias, Z. Liu, W. T. Wong, W. K. Wong, K. L. Wong, and L. J. Charbonnière, “Room Temperature Molecular Up Conversion in Solution”, Nat. Commun., 11978 (2016).
  6. Z. Liang, T. H. Tsoi, C. F. Chan, L. Dai, Y. Wu, G. Du, L. Zhu, C. S. Lee, W. T. Wong, G. L. Law and K. L. Wong, “A Smart “off-on” Gate for in-situ Detection of Hydrogen Sulphide with Cu(II)-assisted Europium Emission”, Chem. Sci., 7, 2151-2156 (2016).
  7. H. Li, R. Lan, C. F. Chan, L. Jiang, L. Dai, M. H. W. Lam and K. L. Wong, “Real-time in-situ Monitoring via Europium Emission of the Photo-release of Antitumor Cisplatin from Eu-Pt Complex”, Chem. Commun., 51, 14022-14025 (2015).
  8. T. Zhang, R. Lan, C. F. Chan, G. L. Law, W. K. Wong and K. L. Wong, “In vivo Selective Cancer Tracking Gadolinium Eradicator as New Generation Photodynamic Therapy Agent”, PNAS, 111, E5492-E5497 (2014).
  9. L. Jiang, L. L. Lau, H. Li, C. F. Chan, R. Lan, W. L. Chan, T. C. K. Lau, G. S. W. Tsao, N. K. Mak, K. L. Wong, “EBNA1 Specific Luminescence Small Molecules for Imaging and Inhibition of Latently EBV-infected Tumor Cells”, Chem. Commun., 50, 6517-6519 (2014).
  10. T. Zhang, C. F. Chan, R. Lan, H. Li, N. K. Mak, W. K. Wong and K. L. Wong, “Porphyrin-based Ytterbium Complexes Targeting Anionic Phospholipid Membranes as Selective Biomarkers for Cancer Cell Imaging”, Chem. Commun., 49, 7258-7254 (2013).
  11. J. X. Zhang, H. G. Li, C. F. Chan, R. F. Lan, W. L. Chan, G. L. Law, W. K. Wong and K. L. Wong, “A Potential Water-Soluble Ytterbium-Based Porphyrin-Cyclen Dual Bio-Probe for Golgi apparatus Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy”, Chem. Commun., 48, 9646-9648 (2012).
  12. T. Zhang, X. Zhu, W. M. Kwok, C. T. L. Chan, H. L. Tam, W. K. Wong and K. L. Wong, “Highly Water Soluble and Impressive NIR to NIR Ytterbium Emission in Mitochondria of Living Cells”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 50, 20120-20122 (2011).