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.

Selected Publications

  1. Y. Wu, H.-F. Chau, W. Thor, K. H. Y. Chan, X. Ma, W.-L. Chan,* N. J. Long,* and K.-L. Wong,*, ‘Solid-phase peptide macrocyclization and multifunctionalization via dipyrrin construction’, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2021) In Press.
  2. S. Zha, H.-F. Chau, W. Y. Chau, L. S. Chan, J. L., K. W. Lo, W. C.-S. Cho, Y. L. Yip, S. W. Tsao, P. J. Farrell, J. M. Di,* G.-L. Law,* H. L. Lung,* and K.-L. Wong,*, ‘Dual-targeting peptide-guided approach for precision delivery and cancer monitoring by using a safe upconversion nanoplatform’, Advanced Science, (2021) 2002919.
  3. H.-F. Chau, Y. Wu, W.-Y. Fok, W. Thor, W. C.-S. Cho, P. Ma, J. Lin, N.-K. Mak, J.-C. G. Bünzli*, L. Jiang*, N. J. Long*, H. L. Lung*, and K.-L. Wong,* ‘Lanthanide-based peptide-directed Vis/NIR imaging and inhibition of LMP1’, Journal of the American Chemical Society Au, (2021) In Press.
  4. Y. Wu, W.-S. Tam, H.-F. Chau, S. Kaur, W. Thor, W. S. Aik, W.-L. Chan*, M. Zweckstetter*, and K.-L. Wong,*, ‘Solid-Phase fluorescent BODIPY–Peptide synthesis via in situ dipyrrin construction’, Chemical Science, 11 (2020) 11266-11273.
  5. L. Jiang, H. L. Lung, T. Huang, R. Lan, S. Zha, L. S. Chan, W. Thor, T.-H. Tsoi, H.-F. Chau, C. Boreström, S. Cobb, S. W. Tsao, Z.-X. Bian, G.-L. Law, W.-T. Wong, W. C.-S. Tai, W. Y. Chau, Y. Du, L. H. X. Tang, A. K. S. Chiang, J. M. Middeldorp, K.-W. Lo, N.-K. Mak,* N. J. Long* and K.-L. Wong,*, ‘Reactivation of Epstein Barr virus by a dual-responsive fluorescent EBNA1-targeting agent with Zn2+-chelating function’, Proceedings of National Academy of Science USA, (2019) 26614-26624.
  6. J. Zhang, W.-L. Chan, C. Xie, Y. Zhou, P. Maity, G. T. Harrison, A. Amassian, O. Mohammed, P. A. Tanner*, W.-K. Wong* and K.-L. Wong,*, ‘Impressive near-infrared brightness and singlet oxygen generation from strategic lanthanide–porphyrin double–decker complexes in aqueous solution’, Light: Science & Applications, 8 (2019) 46.
  7. Y. Luo, Z. Liu, H.-T. Wong, L. Zhou, K.-L. Wong,*, K.-K. Shiu and P. A. Tanner*, “Energy transfer between Tb3+ and Eu3+ in LaPO4: pulsed vs switched-off continuous wave excitation”, Advanced Science, 6 (2019) 1900487.
  8. T. Clough, L. Jiang, K.-L. Wong,*, and N. J. Long*, ‘Ligand design strategies to increase stability of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents’, Nature Communications, 10 (2019) 1420.
  9. G. Bao, K.-L. Wong,*, D. Jin and P. A. Tanner, “A Stoichiometric terbium-europium dyad molecular thermometer: Energy transfer properties", Light: Science & Applications, 7 (2018) 96.
  10. 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,*, ‘EBNA1-targeted probe for the imaging and growth inhibition of tumours associated with the Epstein–Barr virus’, Nature Biomedical Engineering, (2017) 0042. (Highlighted in Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2017, 0059 and Cell Chemical Biology, 2017, 647-648)
  11. A. Nonat, C.- F. Chan, T. Liu, C. Platas-Iglesias, Z. Li, Wing-Tak Wong, W.-K. Wong, K.-L. Wong,* and L. J. Charbonnière*, ‘Room temperature molecular up-conversion in solution’, Nature Communications, (2016) 11978.
  12. 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’, Proceedings of National Academy of Science USA, (2014) 111, E5492-E5497.