research degree

Dr LIU Li, Scientific Officer at AIDS Institute, Department of Microbiology is supervising her student

The Department of Microbiology provides supervision / examiners to candidates of research degrees, e.g., Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Medicine (MD).


Further information or enquiries, please refer to:

HKU Graduate School website:

HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine website:


Major research areas please refer to and the personal page of individual Principal Investigator.


professional training

Trainees and students learning microbiological techniques at benchside

Postgraduate training in Clinical Microbiology and Infection

The Department of Microbiology is a training centre for structured postgraduate training in Clinical Microbiology and Infection accredited by the Hong Kong College of Pathologists.

The Department of Microbiology in Queen Mary Hospital is an accredited training centre for the following subspecialties:

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Molecular Pathology

For further details of training, please refer to the College website:

infectious disease round

Dr. Jasper Chan, Clinical Associate Professor, is delivering a presentation

The Department of Microbiology hosts weekly Infectious Disease Rounds, attendees include clinical microbiologists and infectious disease physicians across Hong Kong and students of the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (PDipID) programme. The Infectious Disease Rounds focus on updated diagnostic and management strategies for infectious diseases, cutting-edge development in the field of clinical microbiology and infection, and updated information on the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of infectious diseases that are relevant locally and/or globally.