Prof Paul K S LAM

PhD (Sheffield)

Executive Director of Special Projects
Jeanie Hu Professor of Science
Chair Professor (Department of Chemistry)
Director of State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (City University of Hong Kong)

Prof Paul K S LAM

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B6705
Phone: +852 3442-7681
Fax: +852 3442-0522
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2134-3710
Scopus Author ID: 7202365776

Research Interests

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Measurement & Analysis
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Toxicology & Risk Assessment

Paul Lam studied for his Bachelor and Master's degrees at the University of Hong Kong between 1979 and 1984. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1984 to undertake his doctorate study at the University of Sheffield in England. He took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at King's College, the University of London before returning to Hong Kong to take up a lecturing position at the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong in 1988. He has subsequently held tenured positions in a number of universities both in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1990-1992) and the Victoria University in Australia (1992-1994). He joined the Department of Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong in 1994.

Research Publications




Currently Funded Research Projects

  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council. “Environmental assessment of chiral pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong and its surrounding region: occurrence, fate and potential toxicological significance (2016)”
  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council. “Conventional and emerging halogenated flame retardants in marine and estuarine food webs in subtropical Hong Kong waters: accumulation profiles, trophic transfer, and source identification (2014)"
  • Collaborative Research Fund (CRF), Research Grants Council. “Benthic and epiphytic toxic algae (BETA): An emerging threat to coral ecosystems in Hong Kong waters (2015)" 

Selected Publications

  • Zeng, L., Lam, J.C.W.*, Wang, Y.W., Jiang, G.B. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2015. Temporal trends and pattern changes of short- and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins in marine mammals from the South China Sea over the past decade. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49:11348-11355.
  • Mak, Y.L., Wai, T.C., Murphy, M.B., Chan, W.H., Wu, J.J., Lam, J.C.W., Chan, L.L.* and Lam, P.K.S.* 2013. Pacific ciguatoxins (P-CTXs) in food web components of coral reef systems in the Republic of Kiribati. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47:14070-14079.
  • Loi, E.I.H., Yeung, L.W.Y., Taniyasu, S., Lam, P.K.S.*, Kannan, K. and Yamashita, N.* 2011. Trophic Biomagnification of Poly- and Per-fluorinated Compounds in a Subtropical Food Web. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45:5506-5513.
  • Lam, J.C.W., Murphy, M.B., Wang, Y., Tanabe, S. Giesy, J.P. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2008. Risk assessment of organohalogenated compounds in water bird eggs from South China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:6296-6302.
  • So, M.K., Yamashita, N.*, Taniyasu, S., Jiang, Q., Giesy, J.P., Chen, K. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2006. Health risks in infants associated with exposure to perfluorinated compounds in human breast milk from Zhoushan, China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40:2924-2929.
  • Yeung, L.W.Y., So, M.K., Jiang, G.B.*, Taniyasu, S., Yamashita, N. Song, M.Y., Wu, Y.N., Li, J.G., Giesy, J.P., Guruge, K.S. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2006. Perfluorooctanesulfonate and related fluorochemicals in human blood samples from China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40:715-720.
  • So, M.K., Taniyasu, S., Yamashita, N., Giesy, J.P., Zheng, J. Fang, Z., Im, S.H. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2004. Perfluorinated compounds in Coastal Waters of Hong Kong, South China and Korea. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38:4056-4063.
  • Cheung C.C.C., Zheng, G.J., Li, A.M.Y., Richardson, B.J. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2001. Relationships between tissue concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and antioxidative responses of marine mussels, Perna viridis. Aquatic Toxicology 52:189-203.

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