Dennis Lo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Dennis Lo

Professor Dennis Lo is the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the President of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences and the member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Professor Lo discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood in 1997. He has spearheaded the development of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) which is now used worldwide. He has also pioneered technologies for the detection of cancer using peripheral blood. His technologies have underpinned recently launched tests for multi-cancer early detection (MCED). He has won numerous awards, including the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the 2021 Royal Medal, the 2022 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award and the 2023 inaugural Tengchong Science Prize.

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