Prof. WOO Chiu Yat, Patrick

MBBS (HK), MD (HK), FRCPath (UK), FRCP (Glas)

Honorary Clinical Professor



research focus

Emerging infectious diseases, novel microbes discovery and microbial genomics:

Our laboratory uses a wide range of molecular techniques, immunological techniques and bioinformatics tools to discover and characterize emerging pathogens and novel causes of unexplained infectious disease syndromes.

selected publications

2019 Martelli P, Teng JLL, Lee FK, Yeong KY, Fong JYH, Hui SW, Chan KH, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection in a captive giant panda, Hong Kong. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2019; 25: 2303-2306.
2019 Mok CC, Chan KH, Ho LY, Fung YF, Fung WF, Woo PCY. Safety and immune response of a live-attenuated herpes zoster vaccine in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2019; 78: 1663-1668.
2019 Xiong L, Chan E, Teng JLL, Liu S, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Malate-dependent carbon utilization enhances central metabolism and contributes to biological fitness of Laribacter hongkongensis via CRP regulation. Frontiers in Microbiology 2019; 10: 1991.
2019 Wang L, Teng JLL, Lau SKP, Sridhar S, Fu H, Gong W, Li M, Xu Q, He Y, Zhuang H, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Wang L. Transmission of a novel genotype hepatitis E virus from Bactrian camels to cynomolgus macaques. Journal of Virology 2019; 93: e02014-18.
2018 Lau SKP, Fan RYY, Luk HKH, Zhu L, Fung J, Li KSM, Wong EYM, Ahmed SS, Chan JFW, Kok KH, Chan KH, Wernery U, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Replication of MERS and SARS coronaviruses in bat cells offers insights to their ancestral origins. Emerging Microbes and Infections 2018; 7: 209.
2018 Tsang CC, Tang JYM, Fong JYH, Kinne J, Lee HH, Joseph M, Jose S, Schuster RK, Tang Y, Sivakumar S, Chen JHK, Teng JLL, Lau SKP, Wernery U, Woo PCY (corresponding author)Ignatzschineria cameli sp. nov., isolated from necrotic foot tissue of dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius) and associated maggots (Wohlfahrtia species) in Dubai. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2018; 68: 3627-3634.
2018 Wei W, Lifeng X, Ye YN, Du MZ, Gao YZ, Zhang KY, Jin YT, Yang Z, Wong PC, Lau SKP, Kan B, Zhu J, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Guo FB. Mutation landscape of base substitutions, duplications and deletions in the representative current cholera pandemic strain. Genome Biology and Evolution 2018; 10: 2072-2085.
2018 Lau SKP, Wong EYM, Tsang CC, Ahmed SS, Au-Yeung RKH, Yuen KY, Wernery U, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Discovery and sequence analysis of four deltacoronaviruses from birds in the Middle East suggest interspecies jumping and recombination as potential mechanism for avian-to-avian and avian-to-mammalian transmission. Journal of Virology 2018; 92: e00265-18.
2018 Lau SKP, Zhang L, Luk HKH, Xiong L, Peng X, Li KSM, He X, Zhao PSH, Fan RYY, Wong ACP, Ahmed SS, Cai JP, Chan JFW, Sun Y, Jin D, Chen H, Lau TCK, Kok RKH, Li W, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Receptor usage of a novel bat lineage C betacoronavirus reveals evolution of MERS-related coronavirus spike proteins for human DPP4 binding. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2018; 218: 197-207.
2018 Lau SKP, Lo GCS, Chow FWN, Fan RYY, Cai JJ, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Novel partitivirus enhances virulence of and causes aberrant gene expression in Talaromyces marneffei. mBio 2018; 9: e00947-18.
2018 Chan E, Martelli P, Hui SW, Teng JLL, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). In vitro susceptibility of ceftolozane-tazobactam against Burkholderia pseudomalleiAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2018; 62: e00103-18
2018 Lau SKP, Teng JLL, Chiu TH, Chan E, Tsang AKL, Panagiotou G, Zhai SL, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Differential microbial communities of omnivorous and herbivorous cattle in Southern China. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 2018; 16: 54-60.
2018 Teng JLL, Tang Y, Wong SSY, Chiu TH, Zhao Z, Chan E, Ngan AHY, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author)Tsukamurella ocularis sp. nov. and Tsukamurella hominis sp. nov. isolated from patients with conjunctivitis in Hong Kong. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2018; 68: 810-818.
2017 Teng JLL, Yeung ML, Chan E, Jia L, Lin CH, Huang Y, Tse H, Wong SSY, Sham PC, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). PacBio but not Illumina technology can achieve fast, accurate and complete closure of the high GC, complex Burkholderia pseudomallei two-chromosome genome. Frontiers in Microbiology 2017; 8: 1448.
2017 Xiong L, Yang Y, Ye YN, Teng JLL, Chan E, Watt RM, Guo FB, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author)Laribacter hongkongensis anaerobic adaptation mediated by arginine metabolism is controlled by the cooperation of FNR and ArgR. Environmental Microbiology 2017; 19: 1266-1280.
2017 Lau SKP, Lo G, Lam C, Chow WN, Ngan AHY, Wu AKL, Tsang DNC, Tse CWS, Que TL, Tang BSF, Woo PCY (corresponding author). In vitro activity of posaconazole against Talaromyces marneffei by broth microdilution and Etest methods: comparison to itraconazole, voriconazole and anidulafungin. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2017; 6: e01480-16.
2016 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lau SKP, Teng JLL, Cao KY, Wernery U, Schountz T, Chiu TH, Tsang AKL, Wong PC, Wong EYM, Yuen KY. New hepatitis E virus genotype in Bactrian camels, Xinjiang, China. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2016; 22: 2219-2221.
2016 Tsang CC, Xiong L, Poon RWS, Chen JHK, Leung KW, Lam JYW, Wu AKL, Chan JFW, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Gordonia hongkongensis sp. nov., isolated from blood culture and peritoneal dialysis effluent of patients in Hong Kong. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2016; 66: 3942-3950.
2016 Tang Y, Teng JLL, Cheung CLW, Ngan AHY, Huang Y, Wong SSY, Yip EKT, Ng KHL, Que TL, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Tsukamurella serpentis sp. nov., isolated from the oral cavity of Chinese cobras (Naja atra) in Hong Kong. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2016; 66: 3329-3336.
2016 Lau SKP, Woo PCY (co-first author), Li KSM, Zhang HJ, Fan RYY, Zhang AJX, Brandon CCC, Lam CSF, Yip CCY, Yuen MC, Chan KH, Chen ZW, Yuen KY. Identification of novel rosavirus species that infects diverse rodent species and causes multisystemic dissemination in mouse model. PLoS Pathogens 2016; 12: e1005911.
2016 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Lau CCY, Tung ETK, Chong KTK, Yang F, Zhang H, Lo RKC, Cai JP, Au-Yeung RKH, Ng WF, Tse H, Wong SSY, Xu S, Lam WH, Tse MK, Sze KH, Kao RY, Reiner NE, Hao Q, Yuen KY. Mp1p is a virulence factor in Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10: e0004907.
2016 Teng JLL, Tang Y, Huang Y, Guo FB, Wei W, Chen JHK, Wong SSY, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Phylogenomic analyses and reclassification of species within the genus Tsukamurella: Insights to species definition in the post-genomic era. Frontiers in Microbiology 2016; 7: 1137.
2016 Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Engineering coronaviruses to evaluate emergence and pathogenic potential. Trends in Microbiology 2016; 24: 427-429.
2016 Teng JLL, Tang Y, Wong SSY, Ngan AHY, Huang Y, Tsang CC, Choi GKY, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Tsukamurella hongkongensis sp. nov. and Tsukamurella sinensis sp. nov. isolated from patients with keratitis, catheter-related bacteraemia and conjunctivitis in Hong Kong. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2016; 66: 391-397.
2015 Xiong L, Teng JLL, Watt RM, Liu CH, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Molecular characterization of arginine deiminase pathway in Laribacter hongkongensis and unique regulation of arginine catabolism and anabolism by multiple environmental stresses. Environmental Microbiology 2015; 17: 4469-4483.
2015 Lau SKP, Feng Y, Chen H, Luk HKH, Yang WH, Li KSM, Zhang YZ, Huang Y, Song ZZ, Chow WN, Fan RYY, Ahmed SS, Yeung HC, Lam CSF, Cai JP, Wong SSY, Chan JFW, Yuen KY, Zhang HL, Woo PCY (corresponding author). SARS coronavirus ORF8 protein is acquired from SARS-related coronavirus from greater horseshoe bats through recombination. Journal of Virology 2015; 89: 10532-10547.
2015 Chan JFW, Chan TSY, Gill H, Lam FYF, Trendell-Smith NJ, Sridhar S, Tse H, Lau SKP, Hung IFN, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Disseminated infections with Talaromyces marneffei in non-AIDS patients given monoclonal antibodies against CD20 and kinase inhibitors. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2015; 21: 1101-1106.
2015 Lau SKP, Wu AKL, Teng JLL, Tse H, Curreem SOT, Tsui SKW, Huang Y, Chen JHK, Lee RA, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Evidence for Elizabethkingia anophelis transmission from mother to infant, Hong Kong. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2015; 21: 232-241.
2014 Teng JLL, Huang Y, Chan JFW, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Phylogenomic and MALDI-TOF MS analysis of Streptococcus sinensis HKU4T reveals a distinct phylogenetic clade in the genus Streptococcus. Genome Biology and Evolution 2014; 6: 2930-2943.
2014 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Wu AKL, Tsang CCC, Leung KW, Ngan AHY, Curreem SOT, Lam KW, Chen JHK, Chan JFW, Lau SKP. Streptobacillus hongkongensis sp. nov., isolated from patients with quinsy and septic arthritis in Hong Kong and emended descriptions of the genus Streptobacillus and the species Streptobacillus moniliformis. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2014; 64: 3034-3039.
2014 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lau SKP, Martelli P, Hui SW, Lau CCY, Fan RYY, Groff JM, Tam EWT, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Fatal systemic necrotizing infections associated with a novel paramyxovirus, anaconda paramyxovirus, in green anaconda juveniles. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2014; 52: 3614-3623.
2014 Tsang CC, Chan JFW, Ip PPC, Ngan AHY, Chen JHK, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycotic nodule due to Phialemoniopsis hongkongensis sp. nov. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2014; 52: 3280-3289.
2014 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lau SKP, Teng JLL, Tsang AKL, Joseph M, Wong EYM, Tang Y, Sivakumar S, Xie J, Bai R, Wernery R, Wernery U, Yuen KY. New hepatitis E virus genotype in camel, the Middle East. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2014; 20: 1044-1048.
2014 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lau SKP, Wernery U, Wong EYM, Tsang AKL, Johnson B, Yip CCY, Lau CCY, Sivakumar S, Cai J, Fan RY, Chan KH, Mareena R, Yuen KY. Novel betacoronavirus in dromedaries of the Middle East, 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2014; 20: 560-572.
2014 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Lam CSF, Tsang AKL, Hui SW, Fan RYY, Martelli P, Yuen KY. Discovery of a novel bottlenose dolphin coronavirus reveals a distinct species of marine mammal coronavirus in Gammacoronavirus. Journal of Virology 2014; 88: 1318-1331.
2013 Lau SKP, Tse H, Chan JS, Zhou AC, Curreem SOT, Lau CCY, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Proteome profiling of the dimorphic fungus Penicillium marneffei extracellular proteins and identification of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase as an important adhesion factor for conidial attachment. FEBS Journal 2013; 280: 6613-6626.
2013 Lau SKP, Chow FWN, Wong AYP, Yeung J, Bao A, Luk Z, Lok S, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Identification of microRNA-like RNAs in mycelial and yeast phases of the thermal dimorphic fungus Penicillium marneffei. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2013; 7: e2398.
2013 Lau SKP, Li KSM, Tsang AKL, Lam CSF, Ahmed S, Chen H, Chan KH, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Genetic characterization of Betacoronavirus lineage C viruses in bats revealed marked sequence divergence in the spike protein of Pipistrellus bat coronavirus HKU5 in Japanese pipistrelle: implications on the origin of the novel Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Journal of Virology 2013; 87: 8638-8650.
2013 Lau SKP, Curreem SOT, Lin CC, Fung AMY, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author).Streptococcus hongkongensis sp. nov. isolated from a patient with infected puncture wound and marine flatfish. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2013; 63: 2570-2576.
2013 Guo FB, Xiong LF, Teng JLL, Yuen KY, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author). Re-annotation of protein-coding genes in 10 complete genomes of Neisseriaceae family by combining similarity-based and composition-based methods. DNA Research 2013; 20: 273-286.
2013 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Ngan AHY, Tsang CCC, Ling IWH, Chan JFW, Leung SY, Yuen KY, Lau SKP. Clinical spectrum of Exophiala infections and a novel Exophiala species, Exophiala hongkongensis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2013; 51: 260-267.
2012 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lam CW, Tam EWT, Leung CKF, Wong SSY, Lau SKP, Yuen KY. First discovery of two polyketide synthase genes for mitorubrinic acid and mitorubrinol yellow pigment biosynthesis and implications in virulence of Penicillium marneffei. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012; 6: e1871.
2012 Lau SKP, Li KS, Tsang AK, Shek CT, Wang M, Choi GKY, Guo R, Wong BHL, Poon RWS, Lam CSF, Wang SY, Fan RYY, Chan KH, Zheng BJ, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Recent transmission of a novel alphacoronavirus, bat coronavirus HKU10, from Leschenault’s rousettes to Pomona leaf-nosed bats: first evidence of interspecies transmission of coronavirus between bats of different suborders. Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 11906-11918.
2012 Lau SKP, Fan RYY, Lo HW, Ng RHY, Wong SSY, Li IWS, Wu AKL, Ng KHL, Tseung S, Lee RA, Fung KSC, Que TL, Yuen KY, Woo PCY (corresponding author). High mortality associated with Catabacter hongkongensis bacteremia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012; 50: 2239-2243.
2012 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Wong BHL, Wu Y, Lam CSF, Yuen KY. Novel variant of Beilong paramyxovirus in rats, China. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2012; 18: 1022-1024.
2012 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lau SKP, Bai Ru, Teng JLL, Lee P, Hui SW, Martelli P, Yuen KY. Complete genome sequence of a novel picobirnavirus, otarine picobirnavirus, discovered in California sea lions. Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 6377-6378.
2012 Lau SKP, Woo PCY (co-first author), Yip CCY, Fan RYY, Huang Y, Wang M, Guo R, Lam CS, Tsang AKL, Lai KK, Chan KH, Che XY, Zheng BJ, Yuen KY. Isolation and characterization of a novel Betacoronavirus subgroup A coronavirus, rabbit coronavirus HKU14, from domestic rabbits. Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 5481-5496.
2012 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Wong BHL, Fan RYY, Wong AYP, Zhang AJX, Wu Y, Choi GKY, Li KSM, Hui J, Wang M, Zheng BJ, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Feline morbillivirus, a previously undescribed paramyxovirus associated with tubulointerstitial nephritis in domestic cats.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 2012; 109: 5435-5440.
2012 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Lam CSF, Lau CCY, Tsang AKL, Lau JHN, Bai R, Teng JLL, Tsang CCC, Wang M, Zheng BJ, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Discovery of seven novel mammalian and avian coronaviruses in Deltacoronavirus supports bat coronaviruses as the gene source of Alphacoronavirus and Betacoronavirus and avian coronaviruses as the gene source of Gammacoronavirus and Deltacoronavirus. Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 3995-4008.
2012 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Choi GKY, Yip CCY, Huang Y, Tsoi HW, Yuen KY. Complete genome sequence of a novel picornavirus, canine picornavirus, discovered in dogs. Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 3402-3403
2012 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Choi GKY, Huang Y, Teng JLL, Tsoi HW, Yeung ML, Chan KH, Jin DY, Yuen KY. Natural occurrence and characterization of two IRES elements in a novel virus, canine picodicistrovirus, in the picornavirus-like superfamily. Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 2797-2808.
2012 Lau SKP, Woo PCY (co-first author), Yip CC, Choi GKY, Wu Y, Bai R, Fan RYY, Lai KKY, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Identification of a novel feline picornavirus from the domestic cat.Journal of Virology 2012; 86: 395-405.
2011 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Liu B, Cai JJ, Chong KTK, Tse H, Kao RYT, Chan CM, Chow WN, Yuen KY. Draft genome sequence of Penicillium marneffei strain PM1. Eukaryotic Cell 2011; 10: 1740-1741.
2011 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Wong BHL, Wong AYP, Poon RWS, Yuen KY. Complete genome sequence of a novel paramyxovirus, Tailam virus, discovered in Sikkim rats. Journal of Virology 2011; 85: 13473-13474.
2011 Lau SKP, Lee P, Tsang AKL, Yip CCY, Tse H, Lee R, So LY, Lau YL, Chan KH, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Molecular epidemiology of human coronavirus OC43 reveals evolution of different genotypes over time and recent emergence of a novel genotype due to natural recombination. Journal of Virology 2011; 85: 11325-11337.
2011 Lau SKP, Woo PCY (co-first author), Lai KKY, Huang Y, Yip CCY, Shek CT, Lam CSF, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Complete genome analysis of three novel picornaviruses from diverse bat species. Journal of Virology 2011; 85: 8819-8828.
2011 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Teng JLL, Yeung JMY, Tse H, Lau SKP, Yuen KY. Automated identification of medically important bacteria by 16S rRNA gene sequencing using a novel comprehensive database 16SpathDB. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011; 49: 1799-1809.
2010 Woo PCY, Tam EWT, Chong KTK, Cai JJ, Tung ETK, Ngan AHY, Lau SKP, Yuen KY. High diversity of polyketide synthase genes and the melanin biosynthesis gene cluster in Penicillium marneffei. FEBS Journal 2010; 277: 3750-3758.
2010 Woo PCY (corresponding author), Lin AWC, Lau SKP, Yuen KY. Acupuncture transmitted infections. British Medical Journal 2010; 340: 1151-1152.
2010 Lau SKP, Poon RWS, Wong BHL, Wang M, Huang Y, Xu H, Guo R, Li KSM, Gao K, Chan KH, Zheng BJ, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Co-existence of different genotypes in the same bat and serological characterization of Rousettus bat coronavirus HKU9 belonging to a novel Betacoronavirus subgroup. Journal of Virology 2010; 84: 11385-11394.
2010 Lau SKP, Li KSM, Huang Y, Shek CT, Tse H, Wang M, Choi GKY, Xu H, Lam CSF, Guo R, Chan KH, Zheng BJ, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Eco-epidemiology and complete genome comparison of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related Rhinolophus bat coronavirus in China reveal bats as reservoir for acute, self-limiting infection that allows recombination events. Journal of Virology 2010; 84: 2808-2819.
2009 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Tse H, Teng JLL, Curreem SOT, Tsang AKL, Fan RYY, Wong GKM, Huang Y, Loman NJ, Snyder LAS, Cai JJ, Huang JD, Mak W, Pallen MJ, Lok S, Yuen KY. The complete genome and proteome of Laribacter hongkongensis reveal potential mechanisms for adaptations to different temperatures and habitats. PLoS Genetics 2009; 5: e1000416.
2009 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Lam CSF, Lai KKY, Huang Y, Lee P, Luk GSM, Dyrting KC, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Comparative analysis of complete genome sequences of three avian coronaviruses reveals a novel group 3c coronavirus. Journal of Virology 2009; 83: 908-917.
2008 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Teng JLL, Tse H, Yuen KY. Then and now: use of 16S rDNA gene sequencing for bacterial identification and discovery of novel bacteria in clinical microbiology laboratories. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2008; 14: 908-934.
2008 Huang Y, Lau SKP, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. CoVDB: a comprehensive database for comparative analysis of coronavirus genes and genomes. Nucleic Acids Research 2008; 36: D504-511.
2007 Woo PCY, Lau CCY, Chong KTK, Tse H, Tsang DNC, Lee RA, Tse CWS, Que TL, Chung LMC, Ngan AHY, Hui WT, Wong SSY, Lau SKP, Yuen KY. MP1 homologue-based multilocus sequence typing system for typing the pathogenic fungus Penicillium marneffei: a novel approach using lineage-specific genes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2007; 45: 3647-3654.
2007 Lau SKP, Yip CCY, Tsoi HW, Lee RA, So LY, Lau YL, Chan KH, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Clinical features and complete genome characterization of a distinct human rhinovirus (HRV) genetic cluster, probably representing a previously undetected HRV species, HRV-C, associated with acute respiratory illness in children. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2007; 45: 3655-3664.
2007 Lau SKP, Yip CCY, Que TL, Lee RA, Au-Yeung RKH, Zhou B, So LY, Lau YL, Chan KH,Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Clinical and molecular epidemiology of human bocavirus in respiratory and fecal samples from children in Hong Kong. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2007; 196: 986-993.
2007 Woo PCY, Wang M, Lau SKP, Xu H, Poon RWS, Guo R, Wong BHL, Gao K, Tsoi HW, Huang Y, Li KSM, Lam CSF, Chan KH, Zheng BJ, Yuen KY. Comparative analysis of twelve genomes of three novel group 2c and group 2d coronaviruses reveals unique group and subgroup features. Journal of Virology 2007; 81: 1574-1585.
2007 Lau SKP, MaNabb A, Woo GKS, Hoang L, Fung AMY, Chung LM, Woo PCY (corresponding author), Yuen KY. Catabacter hongkongensis gen. nov. sp. nov.isolated from blood cultures of patients in Hong Kong and Canada. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2007; 45: 395-401.
2006 Woo PCY, Chong KTK, Tse H, Cai JJ, Lau CCY, Zhou AC, Lau SKP, Yuen KY. Genomic and experimental evidence for a potential sexual cycle in the pathogenic thermal dimorphic fungusPenicillium marneffei. FEBS Letters 2006; 580: 3409-3416.
2006 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Yip CCY, Huang Y, Tsoi HW, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Comparative analysis of 22 coronavirus HKU1 genomes reveals a novel genotype and evidence of natural recombination in coronavirus HKU1. Journal of Virology 2006; 80: 7136-7145.
2005 Lau SKP, Woo PCY (Co-first author), Li KSM, Huang Y, Tsoi HW, Wong BHL, Wong SSY, Leung SY, Chan KH, Yuen KY. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-like virus in Chinese horseshoe bats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 2005; 102: 14040-14045.
2005 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Chu CM, Chan KH, Tsoi HW, Huang Y, Wong BHL, Poon RWS, Cai JJ, Luk WK, Poon LLM, Wong SSY, Guan Y, Malik JSM, Yuen KY. Characterization and complete genome sequence of a novel coronavirus, coronavirus HKU1, from patients with pneumonia. Journal of Virology 2005; 79: 884-895.
2004 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Teng JLL, Que TL, Yung RWH, Luk WK, Lai RWM, Hui WT, Wong SSY, Yau HH, Yuen KY. Association of Laribacter hongkongensis in community-acquired gastroenteritis with travel and eating fish: a multicentre case-control study. Lancet 2004; 363: 1941-1947.
2004 Woo PCY, Lau SKP, Tsoi HW, Chan KH, Wong BHL, Che XY, Tam VKP, Tam SCF, Cheng VCC, Hung IFN, Wong SSY, Zheng BJ, Guan Y, Yuen KY. Relative rates of non-pneumonic SARS coronavirus infection and SARS coronavirus pneumonia. Lancet 2004; 363: 841-845.
2003 Woo PCY, Zhen H, Cai JJ, Yu J, Lau SKP, Wang J, Teng JLL, Wong SSY, Tse RH, Chen R, Yang H, Liu B, Yuen KY. The mitochondrial genome of the thermal dimorphic fungusPenicillium marneffei is more closely related to those of molds than yeasts. FEBS Letters 2003; 555: 469-477.
2002 Woo PCY, Tam DMW, Leung KW, Lau SKP, Teng JLL, Wong MKM, Yuen KY.Streptococcus sinensis sp. nov., a novel Streptococcus species isolated from a patient with infective endocarditis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2002; 40: 805-810.
2001 Woo PCY, Wong SSY, Lum PNL, Hui WT, Yuen KY. Cell-wall-deficient bacteria and culture-negative febrile episodes in bone-marrow-transplant recipients. Lancet 2001; 357: 675-679.
2001 Woo PCY, Li JHC, Tang WM, Yuen KY. Acupuncture mycobacteriosis. New EnglandJournal of Medicine 2001; 345: 842-843.