Dr Eric CHAN

Senior Education Development Officer

Dr Eric CHAN

Contact Information

Office: B5-122A, YEUNG
Phone: +(852)- 3442-7500
Fax: +(852)- 3442-0605
Email: eric.thechan@cityu.edu.hk

Academic Background

BSc(CUHK), MPhil(CUHK), PhD(CityUHK)


Dr. Eric Chan is a Senior Education Development Officer of EDGE.  He received his PhD degree from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in 2002, and both his MPhil (Medical Sciences) and BSc (Biology) degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998 and 1995 respectively.  Prior to joining EDGE, he worked as Technology Transfer Officer in the Knowledge Transfer Office (from 2006 to 2011) and the Office of Vice-President (Research & Technology) (from 2011-2013) of CityU, providing support to academics and staff on all aspects of industry-academic collaboration and technology commercialization.  He received training in intellectual property management and patent drafting from local and overseas professional bodies.  In his capacity as Technology Transfer Officer, he counseled staff and students on IP related issues, including assessment of patentability and patent document drafting.

Eric has good experience in the field of technology transfer and commercialization.  He has closed a few dozen licensing deals and collaboration agreements relating to technologies in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, electronic engineering, chemical engineering and information technology.   He has coached three teams of undergraduate students for technology innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, overseeing the entire incubation process which includes business plan drafting, fundraising, and eventual formation of startups.  One of the teams of undergraduate students whom he had been coaching for over one year established their own startup company in 2011, which gained wide media coverage and attention. 


  • The Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys: associate member


  • Method for screening agent with angiogenic-modulating activities using teleost embryo (EU patent EP2027283 granted on Sept. 2011)
  • Method of in vivo screening for cardiac toxic agents using teleost (EU patent EP2115462 granted on Jul. 2011)

Selected Publication List

  • Chan P.K., Lin C.C., and Cheng S.H. (2009). Noninvasive technique for measurement of heartbeat regularity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. BMC. Biotechnol. 9, 11. 
  • Chan P.K., Cheng S.H., and Poon T.C. (2007). Automated segmentation in confocal images using a density clustering method. Journal of Electronic Imaging 16.
  • Ma,A.C., Lin,R., Chan,P.K., Leung,J.C., Chan,L.Y., Meng,A., Verfaillie,C.M., Liang,R., and Leung,A.Y. (2007). The role of survivin in angiogenesis during zebrafish embryonic development. BMC. Dev. Biol. 7, 50.
  • Yu R.M., Lin C.C., Chan P.K., Chow E.S., Murphy M.B., Chan B.P., Muller F., Strahle U., and Cheng S.H. (2006). Four-dimensional imaging and quantification of gene expression in early developing zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Toxicol. Sci. 90, 529-538.
  • Feng J., Cheng S.H., Chan P.K., and Ip H.H. (2005). Reconstruction and representation of caudal vasculature of zebrafish embryo from confocal scanning laser fluorescence microscopic images. Comput. Biol. Med. 35, 915-931.
  • Cheng S.H., Chan K.W., Chan P.K., So C.H., Lam P.K., and Wu R.S. (2004). Whole-mount in situ TUNEL method revealed ectopic pattern of apoptosis in cadmium treated naupliar larvae of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite Darwin). Chemosphere 55, 1387-1394.
  • Chan P.K. and Cheng S.H. (2003). Cadmium-induced ectopic apoptosis in zebrafish embryos. Arch. Toxicol. 77, 69-79.
  • Chan P.K. and Cheng,S.H. (2003). Fractal analysis of vascular complexity in cadmium-treated zebrafish embryos. Aquat. Toxicol. 63, 83-87.
  • Cheng S.H., So C.H., Chan P.K., Cheng C.W., and Wu R.S. (2003). Cloning of the HSP70 gene in barnacle larvae and its expression under hypoxic conditions. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 46, 665-671.
  • Cheng S.H., Chan P.K., and Wu R.S. (2001). The use of microangiography in detecting aberrant vasculature in zebrafish embryos exposed to cadmium. Aquat. Toxicol. 52, 61-71.
  • Yang M., Chan P.K., Li K., Chui C.M., and Yuen P.M. (1998). Identification of IL-1 type 1 and type 2 receptors on Meg-01 and platelets.  Blood 92(10), s579A.