Siu Wai LEUNG

Siu Wai LEUNG 梁少偉
PhD FRSB FRSPH
Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc in Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MPhil in Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • PhD in Informatics (AI), The University of Edinburgh, UK

Academic positions

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences and State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, University of Macau, Macao
  • Fellow (FRSB), Royal Society of Biology, UK
  • Fellow (FRSPH), Royal Society for Public Health, UK
  • Honorary Fellow, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Scientific Advisory Committee Member, Key Laboratory for Traditional Medicine Patent Information and Resources, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 

Teaching
PhD courses

  • Healthcare Decision Analysis (2013-4 and 2016-)
  • Research Ethics (2014-6)

MSc courses

  • Biomedical Informatics (2009-)
  • Computational Pharmacy (2015-)

Research

Research interests

  • Medical informatics for evidence-based medicine, particularly in artificial intelligence and knowledge management for translational medicine
  • Distributed multi-agent systems for scientific experimentation, particularly in automated experimentation
  • Data-intensive and social computing for evaluating scientific evidence, particularly in open systematic reviewing and open meta-analysis of clinical trials and omics experiments
  • Systems biology and pathway medicine, particularly in multi-level network modelling
  • Bioinformatics and structural biology, particularly in DNA linguistics for sequence assembly and structural modelling

Selected Publications

Journal papers and book chapters (peer-reviewed)


Selected conference presentations

  • Jia Y and Leung S (2017) Efficacy of Chinese herbal drugs for angina pectoris: a frequentist network meta-analysis. The Lancet-CAMS Health Summit 2017. 10-12 December, Beijing, China. (Poster)
  • Guo G, Jia Y, and Leung S (2017) Is Dengzhanxixin injection more effective than nitrates in treating angina pectoris? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The 16th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine. 18-20 August, Guangzhou, China. (Invited talk and poster)
  • Wei W, Zhu H, and Leung S (2017) Meta-analysis of differential expression of non-coding RNAs in ovarian cancer for discovering drug targets of natural products. The 16th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine. 18-20 August, Guangzhou, China. (Invited talk and poster)
  • Leung S (2017) Promoting awareness of ethical authorship. 1st COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Beijing Seminar. 26 March, Beijing, China. (Invited talk)
  • Leung S (2016) “Chinese Medicine” practices in publication ethics. Springer Nature Editors Conference. 28 April, Shanghai, China. (Invited talk)
  • Jia Y and Leung S (2016) The assessment of evidence assessment from meta-analysis on Chinese herbal drugs. The 15th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine. Taipei, Taiwan. (Invited talk and poster).
  • Zhu H and Leung S (2016) Meta-analysis of case-controlled gene expression profiles to identify biomarkers for ovarian cancer. The 9th Asia-pacific Conference on Evidence-Based Medicine. 27-29 May, Chengdu, China. (Oral presentation honoured with the Excellent Presentation Award)
  • Jia Y, Li N, and Leung S (2016) Efficacy of thiazolidinediones in treating type 2 diabetes: Bayesian and Frequentist multi-level meta-analyses of randomized control trials. The 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Evidence-Based Medicine. 27-29 May, Chengdu, China. (Oral presentation)
  • Leung S (2015) Publication ethics ensure research integrity: the roles of the Chinese Medicine journal. Springer Nature Open Research Day Workshop. 20 October, Beijing, China. (Invited talk)
  • Zhu H and Leung S (2015) Meta-analysis on the association between microRNAs and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The 14th Meeting of Consortium on Globalization of Chinese Medicine. 17-20 August, London, Ontario, Canada. (Invited talk)
  • Jia Y and Leung S (2015) Comparative efficacies of Chinese herbal medicine and nitrates in treating stable angina pectoris: network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The 2nd International Conference of Traditional and Complementary Medicine on Health. Taipei, Taiwan. (Poster)
  • Jia Y and Leung S (2015) Comparative efficacy of chemical drugs and Chinese herbal drugs in treating stable angina pectoris: a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Evidence-Based Medicine. Chongqing, China. (Oral presentation)
  • Leung S (2014) Chinese medicine works. IEEE Conference on Medical Informatics for Chinese Medicine. 17-20 December, Guangzhou, China. (Invited keynote presentation)
  • Jia Y and Leung S (2014) Efficacy of tongxinluo in treating angina pectoris: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The 13th Meeting of Consortium on Globalization of Chinese Medicine. 26-29 August, Beijing, China. (Invited talk)
  • Zhou Y and Leung S (2014) Partial least squares components representing frailty improve survival analysis with gene expression profiles. International Conference on Partial Least Squares and Related Methods. 26-28 May, Paris, France.
  • Li N, Lao Y, Jia, Y, Leung S (2013) A multilevel model framework for network meta-analysis. International Conference on Evaluation of Post-marketing of Chinese Medicine. 16-18 October, Beijing, China. (Invited plenary talk)
  • Li N, Lao Y, Leung S (2013) Multilevel models for network meta-analysis. World Statistics Congress. 25-30 August, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Leung S (2012) Open systematic reviewing for Chinese medicine. Summit Forum on Chinese Medicine and Natural Products. 2-4 November, Haikou, Hainan, China. (Invited plenary talk)
  • Leung S (2012) Correcting statistical reporting errors of CHINESE MEDICINE. World Congress on Good Medical Research. 6-9 June, Vienna, Austria.
  • Leung S (2011) Evidence-based, integrative, and systems approaches to Chinese medicine. The 4th CLSS-UK (Chinese Life Scientists Society in UK) North Life Science Symposium. 25 June. Edinburgh, UK. (Invited talk)
  • Leung S (2010) Open systematic reviewing. International Workshop on Computational Ecology. 30 November-3 December, Okinawa, Japan. (Invited talk)
  • Gerloff D, Quan X, de Pinninck A, Besana P, Leung S, Schorlemmer M, Robertson D (2009)  Bioinformatics experimentation in a new agent-based infrastructure OpenKnowledge. Network Tools and Applications in Biology (NETTAB) Workshop. 10-13 June, Catania, Sicily, Italy.
  • Leung S (2009) Open and distributed technologies for evidence-based medicine. Conference on Evidence-Based Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 22-24 May, Guangzhou, China. (Invited talk)
  • Leung S (2008) Experimentation with DNA grammars in analysing E. coli promoter sequences. Living Texts: Textual Analysis and Biology. 16-17 October, Edinburgh, UK. (Invited talk)

Contact Details

State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences
University of Macau
Hengqin, Taipa
Macao, China

Office: Room 1012, Research Building N22
Telephone: (853) 8822-8524
E-mail address: swleung@um.edu.mo