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Honorary Fellow

Born in Shanghai, Professor Lap-Chee Tsui studied for his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the Department of Genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1981. There he led the research team which, in 1989, became internationally acclaimed for its success in identifying the defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a major breakthrough in human genetics. In 2002 he became Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Hong Kong, in which role he has led major growth and development and presided over the University’s centenary commemoration. A Canadian citizen, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1991, among many other honours which also include (in the United Kingdom) Fellowship of the Royal Society and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.