IP, Chi Ho Jack

Ph.D. Student
Department of Biology,
Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.
Email: jackipchiho@hotmail.com
Supervisor: Dr. QIU Jianwen (HKBU)
Co-supervisor: Dr. ZHAO Zhongying
EDUCATION
2016 – Present Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University.
2013 – 2015 M.Phil., Ecotoxicology, The University of Hong Kong
Thesis title: Establishing transcriptomic platforms for two common marine molluscan biomonitoring species
2009 – 2012 BSc., Environmental Science, The University of Hong Kong
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Toxicogenomics
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Apple snails of the family Ampullariidae have diverse reproductive strategies, which some genera deposit eggs underwater and other genera deposit eggs above the water surface. In particular, Pomacea exhibits a wide array of egg shape and colour among species. To understand their evolutionary history and molecular mechanisms of adaptation to environments, transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of eggs and other tissues will be preformed to reveal the genetic variation among apple snails and identify set of adaptation associated genes and proteins. The findings will not only advance our understanding on evolution of apple snail, but also provide essential molecular information for further investigation of their adaptive mechanisms of invasion or under climate change scenarios.

    PUBLICATIONS
    1. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Ho KKY, Qiu JW, Leung KMY (2016). De novo transcriptome assembly of the marine gastropod Reishia clavigera for supporting toxic mechanism studies. Aquatic Toxicology 178:39-48.
    2. Leung PTY, Ip JCH, Mak SST, Qiu JW, Lam PKS, Wong CKC, Chan LL, Leung KMY (2014). De novo transcriptome analysis of Perna viridis highlights tissue-specific patterns for environmental studies. BMC Genomics 15(1):804.
    3. Ho KKY, Leung PTY, Ip JCH, Qiu JW, Leung KMY (2014). De novo transcriptomic profile in the gonadal tissues of the intertidal whelk Reishia clavigera. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85(2):499-504.
    4. Leung PTY, Mak SST, Ip JCH, Yau C, Lai VCS, Leung KMY (2014). Survey of Juvenile Fish Resources at the Three Marine Parks at Northeast Hong Kong. Final Report to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD/SQ/99/12), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, P.R. China
    CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS
    1. Ip JCH, Yiu SKF, Lam VTT, Yan M, Wai TC, Chan LL, Lam PKS, Leung PTY (2016). Growth and toxicity of marine benthic dinoflagellates under the combined effects of temperature and ocean acidification. Poster presentation at the 8th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, 20-24 June, Hong Kong, China.
    2. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Ho KKY, Qiu JW, Leung KMY (2015). “De novo transcriptome analysis for mechanistic study of organotin-mediated endocrine disruption in Reishia clavigera” Poster presentation at the International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 2015, 1-4 June, Hong Kong, China.
    3. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Ho KKY, Qiu JW, Leung KMY (2015). “De novo transcriptome analysis for mechanistic study of organotin-mediated endocrine disruption in Reishia clavigera” Oral presentation at the University Consortium on Aquatic Sciences, 9-13 March, Xiamen, China.
    4. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Qiu JW, Lam PKS, Wong CKC, Chan LL, Leung KMY (2014). “Establishing a platform of environmental omics for the green-lipped mussel Perna viridis” awarded an Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substance, 27-30 October 2014, Hong Kong, China.
    5. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Qiu JW, Lam PKS, Wong CKC, Chan LL, Leung KMY (2014). “Developing a platform of environmental omics for the green-lipped mussel Perna viridis” Oral presentation at the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, 11-15 May, Basel, Switzerland.
    6. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Qiu JW, Lam PKS, Wong CKC, Chan LL, Leung KMY (2014). “Developing a platform of environmental omics for the green-lipped mussel Perna viridis” Poster presentation at the First Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 9-11 January, Xiamen, China.
    7. Leung PTY, Ip JCH, Lam PKS, Wong CKC, Chan LL, Leung KMY (2013). “Developing a platform of environmental omics for the green lipped mussel Perna viridis” Poster presentation at the 7th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, 17-21 June, Hong Kong, China.
    8. Leung PTY, Ho KKY, Ip JCH, Qiu JW, Leung KMY (2013). “Mechanistic study on the organotin-mediated imposex in the intertidal whelk Reishia clavigera using RNA-sequencing analysis” Poster presentation at the 7th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, 17-21 June, Hong Kong, China.
    KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
    1. Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Workshop, May 2015, Systems Biology & Bioinformatics, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    2. Next-Generation Sequencing and Microarray Data Analysis Workshop, April 2015, Centre for Genomic Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    3. The role of individual responses to the functioning of coastal systems, March 2014, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, South Africa.
    4. Exchange field course in the Garden Route National Park, Eastern Cape, March 2014, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    ASSOCIATED EXPERIENCE

      Research Assistant, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong, 01/2016 – 06/2016.
      Involved projects:

    1. Comparative study on transcriptome and toxicity of Gambierdiscus spp. to ocean acidification and temperature effect.
    2. Development of a DNA-based platform for marine toxic algal species identification.
    3. Pilot baseline study of marine biodiversity and aquaculture environment at O Pui Tong mariculture zone and its surrounding area.

      Research Assistant II, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, 08/2012–08/2013.
      Involved projects:

    1. Survey of juvenile fish resources at the three marine parks at Northeast Hong Kong.
    2. Ecology and biodiversity of benthic marine ecosystems before and after the trawling ban in Hong Kong coastal waters.
    3. Mechanistic study on the organotin-mediated imposex in the rock shell Thais clavigera using RNA-sequencing analysis.
    4. Establishing the green lipped mussel Perna viridis as a universal marine model organism and pollution biomonitor for ecotoxicology and environmental genomics.

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