Personal Information

Professor Pei-Yuan Qian

 

  1. PERSONAL DATA

    Business address Division of Life Sciences
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST),Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
    Tel: (852)-2358-7331, Fax: (852)2358-1559;
    E-mail: boqianpy@ust.hk
    Home address 47 Apartment, 1 University Road,
    HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  2. UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
    1992 Postdoc. University of British Columbia, Canada
    1991 Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada
    1985 M.Sc. University of Xiamen, China
    1982 B.Sc. Ocean University of Qingdao, China
  3.  KEY APPOINTMENTS
    • Chair Professor, Division of Life Sciences, HKUST
    • Director, Environmental Science Programs, HKUST
    • Chairman, Executive Committee for Environmental Science Programs, HKUST
    • Member of University Council (2011-2014)
    • Member of University Court (2013 – )
    • Associate Head, Division of Life Science (2011-2012)
    • Senate member, HKUST (2011-2014)
    • Executive Committee Member, Division of Life Science
    • Deputy Chair of Advisory Committee, State Key Laboratory of Tropical Ocean Dynamics
    • Chairman: Departmental Academic Review and Substantional Committee (2008-2010)
    • Chairman: Departmental Merit Review Committee (2008-2010)
    • Chairman: Departmental Faculty Recruitment Committee (2008-2010)
    • Chairman: Faculty Recruitment Committee of AMCE (2002-2007)
    • Senate member, HKUST (2002-2005)
    • Elected Council member, Chinese Society of Oceanography
    • Elected Council member, Asia-Pacific Chemical Ecology Society
    • Founding President, Pacific Institutes of Marine Sciences (2002-2007)
    • Board of Directors, Pacific Institutes of Marine Sciences (2002- )
    • Founding Director, Coastal Marine Laboratory, HKUST (2001-2008)
    • Acting Director of Atmospheric, Marine and Coastal Environment
      Program, HKUST (2001-2003)
    • Associate Director of Atmospheric, Marine and Coastal Environment
      Program, HKUST (2001-2008)
    • Panel Member, Ocean Science Division, NSFC (2008- )
    • Panel Member, NSFC/RGC Joint Research Selection Committee (2007-)
    • Panel Member of Biology and Medicine, Research Grant Council of
      HKSAR (2006-)
    • Overseas Panel Member (ocean sciences), Natural Science Foundation
      of China (2001-2005)
    • Team leader, Overseas Innovative Partnership Program, South China
      Sea Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Elected Council Member, China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and
      Development Association
    • National Project Coordinator joinly appointed by Chinese Government
      and UNDP for the project on “Biodiversity Conservation and
      Management on the Coastal Areas of China’s Southeast Sea” funded by
      Global Environmental Facility/United Nation Development Program
    • Associate Director, Center for Coastal and Atmospheric Research,
      (1998-2002), HKUST
    • Founding director (coordinator), MSc. Env. Sci. Program (1996-2005),
      HKUST
    • Acting Director, Msc. Env. Sci. & Eng. Prog. (2003-2004), HKUST
    • Deputy Director, MSc. Env. Sci. and Eng. Program (1996-2005), HKUST
    • Advisory Committee Member, CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Ocean
      Ecosystem Dynamics
    • Advisory Committee Member, CAS Key lab of Sustainable Marine
      Resource Utilization, Guangzhou,
    • Advisory Committee Member, SOA Key Laboratory of Deepsea Genomic
      Resources, Xiamen
    • Chief Examiner/Co-Setter of Hong Kong Examination Authority, Hong
      Kong (1998-2006)
    • Guest Professor & PG supervisor, Institute of Oceanography, Academy
      of Science, China
    • Adjunct Professor, South China Sea Institute of Oceanography, CAS,
      Guangzhou
    • Adjunct professor, Ocean University of Qingdao, Qingdao, China
    • Adjunct Professor & PG supervisor, First Institute of Oceanology,
      SOA, Qingdao
    • Adjunct Professor & PG supervisor, Second Institute of Oceanography,
      SOA, Hangzhou
    • Adjunct Professor, The Third Institute of Oceanology, SOA, Xiamen
    • Adjunct Professor, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou
    • Adjunct Professor, Zhejiang Univeristy (2009-2012)
    • Adjunct Professor, Shanghai Ocean University
  4. EDITORAL SERVICES
    • Contributing Editor, Marine Ecology Progress Series (2005- )
    • Chief Editor, Sustaniable Development (Chinese)
    • Editor, Biofouling
    • Editor, Marine Drugs
    • Editor, PeerJ
    • Editor, J of Marine Biology
    • Associate  Editor, Journal of Integrated –OMICS (JIOMICS (2010-)
    • Editor, Journal of Natural Resources (2010- )
    • Editor, World J Biological Chemistry (2010- )
    • Review Editor, Marine Ecology Progress Series (1996-2005)
    • Member of Editorial Board, J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (International journal)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Invertebrate Zoology (1998-2003) (International journal)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Marine Drug (International Journal)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Endangered Species Research (International journal)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Open Marine Biology Journal (2007 – present)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Marine Biology (2008 – present)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Open Microbiology Journal (2008 – present)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Oceanography – JCR (2007 – present)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Tropical Oceans (1999-)
    • Member of Editorial Board, J. Chin. Liminol. Oceanol. (Chinese edition) (2001-)
    • Member of Editorial Board, J. Chin. Liminol. Oceanol. (English edition) (1997-)
  5. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    2010 Visiting Professor, Yangzhou UniversityVisiting Professor, Shanghai Ocean UniversityVisiting Professor of Winter Enrichment Program, KAUST, Saudi
    ArabiaInvited reviewer/assesser for research grants of Australia
    Research Council (ARC), Austrian Science Fund (ASF), National
    Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Research
    Foundation of South Africa (NRF), Research Grant Council of
    HKSAR (RGC)
    2009 Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University.
    Invited reviewer/assesser for research grants of Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Australia Research Council (ARC), Austrian Science Fund (ASF), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2008 Visiting Professor, Yangzhou University; Jiangsu University of Science and Technology; South China Sea Institute of Oceanlogy, Chinse Academy of Sciences.Invited reviewer/assesser for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Australia Research Council (ARC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2007 Visiting Professor, Taiwan National Center of Marine Sciences, Taiwan; South China Sea Institute of Oceanlogy, Chinse Academy of Sciences.Invited reviewer/assesser for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Australia Research Council (ARC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2006 Visiting Professor, Yangzhou University, South China Sea Institute of Oceanlogy, Chinse Academy of Sciences.Invited reviewer/assesser for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Australia Research Council (ARC), Natural Environmental Research Council of UK (NERC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), California Sea Grant,, National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2005 Visiting Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD; Friday Harbor Laboratory, University of Washington, Tufts University, Oceanography Institute of Paris VI University at Villefrence-Sur-Mar, Univ. A. de Baja California, Mexico, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, South China Sea Institute of Oceanlogy, Chinse Academy of Sciences.Invited reviewer for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Australia Research Council (ARC), Natural Environmental Research Council of UK (NERC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2004 Visiting Professor at University of Odenburg and Oceanography Institute of Paris VI University at Villefrence-Sur-MarInvited reviewer for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Australia Research Council (ARC), Natural Environmental Research Council of UK (NERC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2001 National Project Coordinator of GEF project, Appointed by SOA and UNDPInvited reviewer for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Australia Research Council (ARC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    2000 Visiting Professor, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia Academy of ScienceVisiting professor, University of St. Petersburg, RussiaVisiting Professor, Suzhou UniversityInvited reviewer for research grants of National Science Foundation of USA (NSF), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Research Grant Council of HKSAR (RGC)
    1999 Visiting Professor, Institute of Oceanography, Academy of Science, ChinaVisiting scientist, Bamfield Marine Station, Bamfield, B. C. Canada
    1998 Visiting Professor, Institute of Oceanography, Academy of Science, ChinaAssociate Director, Center for Coastal and Atmospheric Research (2001)
    1997, 3 Visiting scientist, Kewalo Marine Lab, University of Hawaii, USA
    1995, 4 Visiting Professor, Fujian Institute of Fisheries, Xiamen, China
    1995, 3 Visiting Professor, First Institute of Oceanology, SOA, Qingdao, China
    1994, 8 Visiting Professor, Institute of Oceanography, Academy of Science, China
    1994, 7 Visiting Professor, First Institute of Oceanology, State Oceanic Administration (SOA), Qingdao, China (holder of scientific exchange fellowship from NSF, China)
    1994 Workshop on TEM and immuno-cytochemistry, June 1 -16, 1994, Innsbruck, Austria.
    1993- Assistant professor, Dept. of Biology, HKUST, Hong KongAssociate Research Fellow, Dept. of Biology, First Institute of Oceanology, SOA, Qingdao, China
    1993, 6-8 Visiting Scientist, Bamfield Marine Station, Bamfield, B. C., Canada
    1992-1993 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of British Columbia, B. C., Canada
    1991-1991 Research Associate, Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton
    1984-1986 Assistant Research Fellow, First Institute of Oceanology, SOA, China
  6. TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
    2011- Chair Professor, Division of Life Sciences, HKUST
    2004-2011 Professor, Department of Biology, HKUST
    2002-2003 Acting Director, Environmental Science and Engineering Program (2002-2003)
    2001- 2008 Director, Coastal Marine Laboratory, HKUST
    2001-2002 Acting Director of AMCE
    2001- 2008 Associate Director of Atmospheric, Marine and Coastal Environment Program, HKUST
    2000- 2004 Associate Professor (A), Department of Biology, HKUST
    1998- 2000 Associate Professor (B), Department of Biology, HKUST, Hong Kong.
    1998-2001 Associate Director, Center for Coastal and Atmospheric Research, HKUST (1998-2001)
    1995-2003 Associate Director of Msc. Env. Sci. and Engineering Program, HKUST (1995-2003)
    1995-2003 Coordinator of Msc. Env. Sci. Program, School of Science, HKUST
    1993-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, HKUST, Hong Kong.
    1986-1990 Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
  7. AWARDS & HONORS
    2013 Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Marine Molecular EcologyInvited lecturer, 14th International Conference an d8th European Conference on Marine Natural Product
    2011 Distinguished Lecturer, AOGS annual meeting 2011
    2009 First Class Prize of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province, 2008 (Diversity and production of marine organisms in South China Sea) – (the 2nd Author)
    2008 Nominated for International Cooperation Award in Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of SciencesNominated for Senior Croucher Research Fellowship by HKUST
    2007 Nominated of KAUST Investigator by HKUST
    2006 Best Paper Award, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec, CanadaNominated for Senior Croucher Research Fellowship by HKUST
    2005 Bamfield Marine Science Center Visiting Scientist Award, CanadaBest Paper Award, The 13th International Crestacean Conference, UK
    2004 Best poster presentation, the 6th International Larval Biology Conference
    2003 Nominated for Senior Croucher Research Fellowship by HKUST
    2002 School of Science Teaching AwardNominated for Senior Croucher Research Fellowship by HKUST
    2001 Teaching Innovation Award, HKUST
    2000 APRU Fellowship
    1998 Extra Merit Increase for outstanding performance awarded by the president of HKUSTHonorary Prof., Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science
    1997- Adjunct professor, Ocean University of Qingdao, Qingdao, PRCHonorary Council member of the Science & Technology Commission of Qingdao Government, PRC
    1995- Nominee for the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching, The Hong Kong University of Science & TechnologyBaush Traveling Award, Univ. of California Santa Cruz, 1995Elected Councilor of the International Polychaete Association
    1994- National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Research and Lecture Award for Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scholars, 1993-1994
    1992-1993 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, CanadaResearch associate awards, Bamfield Marine Station, Canada
    1991 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, CanadaFirst Class Prize in Science and Technology Progress, SOA, China – (the 2nd Author)
    1990 Andrew Steward Graduate Prize (for excellence in Ph.D. research, University of Alberta)Dissertation Fellowship, University of AlbertaFirst Class Prize in Science and Technology Progress,, the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China – (the 2nd Author)
    1988 1st Donald M. Ross Scholarshi p, University of Alberta
    1987 Marine Science Fund Scholarship, University of Washington
    1986-1989 Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship, University of Alberta
    1986-1988 Graduate Student Scholarship, Western Canadian University Marine Biology Society (WCUMBS), Canada
  8. PROFESSONAL AND PUBLIC SERVICES SINCE 1998
    • International Conference Convener or Session Chair (does not include ones in mainland):
      1. Chair: Gordon Research Conference on Marine Molecular Ecology, August 11-16, 2013, HKUST, Hong Kong
      2. Session Chair: The 10th Larval Biology Meeting, July 28-August 3, 2012, Berkley, Ca, USA
      3. Panel Chair: Bionature conference, May 22-27,
        Venice, Italy. 2011
      4. Session Chair: The 8th Larval Biology Meeting,
        August 22-28, 2010, Wellington, New Zealand.
      5. Session Chair: The 8th International Marine
        Biotechnology Conference, Oct. 8-13, Qingdao, China
      6. Session Chair: The 5th Asia-Pacific Chemical
        Ecology Conference, Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2009. Wakiki Hawaii, US
      7. Session Chair: Asian-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, Busan, Nov. 12-15, 2008
      8. Session Chair: the 8th International Larval Biology Conference, July 4-7, Lisban, Purtugo
        ,
        2008
      9. Session Chair: 14th International Conference on Marine
        Corrosion and Biofouling, July 27-31, Kobe, Japan,2008
      10. Session Chair: International Conference of Advanced Research on Marine Bioresources, Keelung, Taiwan, May 7-9. 2008
      11. Session Chair: IWA Biofilm Technologies Conference, Singapore 8-10 January, 2008
      12. Session Chair: The 4th Asia-Pacific Chemical Ecology Conference, Sept. 10-14, 2007. Tsukuba, Japan
      13. Session Chair: International Conference on Recent Advances in Marine Antifouling Technology, Nov. 6-8, 2006, Chennai, India
      14. Convener: International Confererence on contrasting marine ecosystem, Oct. 22-25, 2006, Hong Kong
      15. Convener: Nansha Environmental Forum, Oct. 27-28, 2006, Nansha, Guangzhou, China
      16. Convener: The 6th Larval Biology Conference, June 20-25, 2004, Hong Kong
      17. Session Chair: The 10th Symposium of North America Overseas Chinese Bioscientists, July 17-24, 2004, Beijing, China, 2004
      18. Session Chair: The 6th International Marine Biotechnology Conference/5th Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, Sept. 21-27, 2004, Chiba, Japan
      19. Session Chair: International symposium on marine science and technology, Hong Kong Chinese University, April 12-14, 2004. Hong Kong
      20. Session Chair: Croucher Advanced Studies Institute, December 28-30, 2003, Hong Kong
      21. Session Chair: The 11th International Conference on biofouling and corrosion , July 20-25, San Diego, USA
      22. Session Chair: The 5th International Larval Meeting, Vigo, Spain, 20002
      23. Session Chair: The Chemical Ecology Conference (2001), Pennai, Malysia.
      24. Session Chair: The 4th International conference on algal biotechnology, July 2000, Qingdao, China
      25. Session Chair: The 7th International Polychaete Conference, June, Iceland, 2000
      26. Deputy Secretary-General: The 6th International conference on history of Oceanography, August 1998, Qingdao, China
      27. Session Chair: The 6th International Polychaete conference, July 1998, Curitiba, Brazil
      28. Session Chair: The Larval Biology Conference, January 1998, Molbourne, Australia.
    • Academic Committee member, Advanced Sciences in Liminology and Oceanography 2009, Nice, France.
    • Board of Director, Pacific Institutes of Marine Sciences (2002 – )
    • External Review Panel Member, National Science Foundation of China (2002-2006)
    • Funding President, Pacific Institutes of Marine Sciences (2002-2007)
    • National Project Coordinator Appointed by Chinese Government for the project on Biodiversity Conservation and Management on the Coastal Areas of Chinas Southeast Sea funded by Global Environmental Facility/United Nation Development Program
    • Invited Regular grant reviewer for Research Granting Council of Hong Kong (1994 -), National Science Foundation of USA (2003- ), NSERC of Canada (2004- ), NRC of Australia (2004-), National Natural Science Foundation of China (2002 -), Taiwan, and NERC of United Kingdom.
    • Reviewer of international journals in the field of Marine Sciences including: Marine Biology, J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., Biofouling, Marine Biotechnology, Biofilm, International J. of Microbial Systematics and Evulation, Invertebrate Biology, Biological Bulletin, Bulletin of Marine Sciences, .
    • Member of Academic Advisory Committee: SOA Key Laboratory of Biogenetics, The 3rd Institute of Oceanography, SOA
    • Member of Academic Advisory Committee: CAS Key Laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences for Tropical Ocean Dynamics, CAS Key laboratory for Sustainable Marine Resources Utilization, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS, China
    • Member of Management Planning Committee: Mai Po Natural Reserve, World Wildlife Foundation, Hong Kong
    • Member of Organization Committee and Academic Program Committee: ISWA international Symposium on waste management in Asian cities, Hong Kong, Nov. 2000.
    • Member of organization committee: Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation workshop on the impacts of destructive fishing practices on the marine environment, 17-19 Dec. 1997, Hong Kong
    • Honorary member: Qingdao Association for Science and Technology, Qingdao Government, (1996-)
    • Member of Organization Committee: Symposium on Coastal Ocean Resources and Environment97, August 11-12, HKUST, Hong Kong
    • Councilor: the International Polychaete Association (1995 – )
    • Councilor: the Hong Kong Marine Biology Association (1996 )
    • Treasurer: Organization Committee of Asia-Pacific Congress on Science and Management of Marine Coastal Environment to be held in Hong Kong, June 24-27, 1996;
    • Secretary General & Co-Convener: the Fifth International Polychaete Conference held in Qingdao China, July 2-7, 1995;
    • Scientific consultants: Hong Kong Environmental Consultant Companies: Biennei, ERM, and Axis.
    • Member: Organization Committee and Session Chair of International Mangrove Ecology Conference, 3-7 Sept. 1993, Hong Kong;
  9. RESEARCH GRANTS SUPPORT : (PI of >70 projects) with total budget of >HK$140 m
    2014 Hadal depth invertebrate transcriptomics, proteomics, and symbiosis (RMB 7,190,000, subproject of Plan B program on “hadal science and engineering”, CAS, PI)
    Coral reef symbiosis from three biogeographic regions of South China Sea (Key project, NSFC, RMB 2,600,000, PI)
    2013 Role of the p38 MAPK and its potential cross talk with the nitric oxide pathways in larval settlement of a major fouling barnacle – (General Research Fund, GRC of HKSAR, PI,  HK$ 1,039,125)Gordon Research Conference – Marine Molecular Ecology (Environmental Conservation Fund, (HK$ 251,120, PI)Gordon Research Conference – Marine Molecular Ecology (K.C.Wong Education Foundation Conference Sponsorship Programme, HK$ 48,000, PI)
    2012 Effect of biofilm development in cold seep environment in the Red Sea (Innovative Initative Program, Sanya Institute of Deepsea Science and Engineer, CAS, RMB 1,960,000, PI)Antifouling compound production potential of deep-sea microbes (Chinese Ocean Mineral Research and Development Assocation, RMB 4,600,000, PI)Microbial Biodiversity of deepsea extreme environment (Chinese Ocean Mineral Research and Development Assocation, RMB 800,000, PI)

    Mineral resources and mineralization process of hydrothermal regoin of extra-slow spreading ocean ridge of Southwest Indian Ocean (RMB 36,000,000, MOST, one of 5 task leaders, project of my task RMB 6,120,000)

    2011 Center of Aquatic Science and Technology of Coastal Urban
    City (HK$2.172 m, SRIF, HKUST) (PI)Assessing the impacts of organic and metal pollution on
    symbiotic microbial communities in marine corals and sponges
    by metagenomics and transcriptomics approaches. (HK$900,000;
    Seed Fung of State Key Lab on Marine Pollution) (PI)A metagenomic approach to characterize microbial community
    of natural biofilms for the larval settlement of major
    fouling organisms in Hong Kong Water (GRF, Co-I,
    HKS1,008,800)
    2010 Research Equipment Competition (HK$500,000, REC, HKUST).Granulation of human urine nitrifying biomass to realize
    sustainable urban sewage management. (HK$384,000, RPC, HKUST)
    (Co-I).
    2009 Antifouling compounds (butenolides and indole alkaloids) derived from marine microbes: study of structure-function relationship and mode-of-action (at both gene and protein level) (HK$ 840,624, RGC-NSFC joint grant, sole PI)Centre for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology (Merit) (Matching support for AoE project HK$1,400,000, HKUST)Centre for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology (Merit) (HKUST matching grant for AoE project, HK$1,400,000, UGC).
    2008 Chinese Academy of Science-State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (CAS/SAFEA)International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams on Tropic Ocean Ecological Processes (one of two PIs).Marine Microbial Genomics and bioactive compounds of the Red Sea (KAUST) (sole PI and Program director)

    Biofouling/antifouling research (donation from Roam & Haste Chemical Company Ltd. USA) (sole PI)

    Toxicity testing of antifouling compounds (service contract from Roam & Haste Chemical Company Ltd. USA) (sole PI)

    Bacterioidales genetic markers as novel fecal pollution indicators for Hong Kong’s coastal seawater (GRF/RGC) (my RAP as the PI, I am the Co-I)

    Comparative proteomic analysis of settling and metamorphosing larvae of two major fouling organisms challenged by natural antifoulants/settlement cues. (CERG/RGC) (PI)

    Service Contract: Grouper Hatching technology development (fish larval biology): (sole PI), (ATAL-HK Ltd). – declined

    Developing local capacity of grouper hatchling technology (ITS008/08) (Innovation and Technology Commission sole PI) – declined

    2007 Chemical cues produced by natural biofilms with different attractiveness for the larval settlement of major fouling organisms (CERG/RGC) (PI), HK$ 984,259Low/non-toxic antifouling compounds from marine extremophiles and development of antifouling paints (funded by Chinese Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association, China) (PI) RMB 1,500,000
    2006 Genes involved in larval attachment and metamorphosis of a major biofouling worm Hydroides elegans (CERG/RGC) (PI)HK$ 1,229,500Bacterial consumption of dissolved oxygen and nutrient remineralization of phytoplankton organic matter of different N:P ratio. (CERG/RGC) (CI) HK$ 837,300Benthic Macro-benthic invertebrates identification (CED, HKSAR) (Sole Investigator) HK$ 1,123,200
    2005 Bioactive substances from marine microbes (CAG/RGC) (Project manager/ sole principal investigator), HK$ 3,470,000Effects of the culture conditions of marine microbes on the production and antifouling bioactivity of microbial metabolites (CERG/RGC) (PI) HK$1,397,914National Culture Collection and Database for Marine Bacteria (Ministry of Science and Technology, China) RMB 1,600,000 (one of 4 PIs)
    2004 Antifouling bioactive substances from extremophiles (COMAR/ State Oceanic Administration of China) (Project manager/ sole principal investigator) RMB 1,500,000AoE- the Center for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology, HK$45 million project funded by UGC: Ecological Recovery of Marine Benthic Community in Victoria Harbor,HK$ 3,400,000 for PY QianMatching grant from HKUST for AoE- the Center for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology, HK$ 1,600,000 for PY Qian

    Comparative study of bacterial community composition in marine sponges from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with focus on the roles of bacteria in the production of metabolites with antibacterial and antifouling activities (CERG/RGC) (PI), HK$ 939,968

    Recovery of marine communities from eutrophication (CERG/RGC) (CI)HK$ 750,000

    Isolation and purification of marine bioactive compounds from marine organisms from Sanya Bay. CAS-Croucher Funding Scheme, Croucher Foundation-Hong Kong, (PI)HK$ 1,100,000 + HK$ 260,000 matching grant

    Detection and quantification of marine virus in environmental samples using Q-PCR. UGC Direct Allocation Grant, HK$ 160,000

    2003 Relationship between bacterial community structure and dynamics of biofilm and larval settlement induction/inhibition of marine invertebrates (CERG/RGC) (PI) HK$ 1,153,000
    2002 Identification of bacterial metabolites as larval settlement inducers of biofouling organisms and illustration of qualitative structure-activity relationship: probing the action mechanisms (ERG/RGC) (sole investigator) HK$ 816,000Biomaterials and Genomics of extremophile organisms (ERG/RGC/EHIA) (PI) HK$ 755,000Cloning and application of important anti-pathogenic functional gene for marine farming shellfishes (863 program, Ministry of Science and Technology, China) (one of Pis) RMB 2,000,000

    Atmospheric Input of Nitrogen and Phosphorus to Taihu: Water Quality Impact (RGC/NSFC Joint Research Scheme), (Co-investigator) HK$ 600,600

    Environmental and Engineering Feasibility Assessment Studies in Relation to the Way Forward of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (CE42/2001, EPD) (PI) HK$ 717,057

    2001 Biodiversity Conservation and Management on the Coastal Areas of China’s South Sea (US$320,000, GEF/UNDP) (as National Project Coordinator and International Expert on Marine Biodiversity)Antifouling mechanisms of softbody marine organisms (ERG/RGC) (sole investigator) HK$ 1,182,000Bacterial activities in toxic algal bloom (ERG/RGC) (PI) HK$ 699,600

    Benthic Macro-benthic invertebrates identification and laboratory ecotoxicology tests on sediment (CED, HKSAR) (Sole Investigator) HK$ 3,672,000

    Bioactive substances from marine bacteria (CAG/RGC) (Project
    manager/ sole PI) HK$ 3,500,000

    2000 Coastal, Atmospheric, and Marine Environmental Program (HEA/UGC) (Project manager/principal investigator), HK$1,000,000,Induction of larval settlement and metamorphosis of the giant pearl oyster Pinctada maxima (Jameson) (UGC/CMI, HKUST) (Principal investigator), HK$150,000Quality Education Fund, Project No: 1999/2005 (Co-investigator), HK$1,200,000.

    Isolation of marine bacterial metabolites as natural inducers for larval settlement in marine polychaete Hydroides elegans (Haswell) (RGC/Germany-Hong Kong Joint grant) (Principal investigator), HK$30,000

    Environmental Impact Assessment on Uncontaminated Mud Disposal (CED, HKSAR) (sole investigator), HK$1,782,000,

    1999 Larval settlement and metamorphosis of biofouling invertebrates: roles of biofilm and chemical cues (ERG/RGC, HKSAR) (Principal investigator) HK$ 709,500Macrobenthic Ecology of Artificial Reef (AFCD, HKSAR) (sole investigator) HK$ 800,000Pearl River Estuary Pollution Program (Jockey Club Foundation, Subtask-leader for Biological Sciences with budget), HK$ 1,000,000

    Eutrophication and Red Tide research in Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong waters (National Science Foundation of China) (Co-Investigator), RMB 500,000

    1998 Physiological response of Capitella capitata to changes in sediment particle size, salinity, temperature, organic matters, and dissolved oxygen (EPD, HKSAR) (sole investigator), HK$ 800,000
    Development of technology for purification and bioactivity analysis of red-tide algal toxins (863 program, Ministry of Science & Technology, PRC (Principal Investigator), RMB 500,000Pearl River Delta Marine Environmental Monitoring Demonstration Network (863 program, Ministry of Science & Technology, PRC (Principal Investigator), RMB 3,250,000Development of Ecotoxicology Bioassay Protocol for Contaminated Sediment (sole investigator)
    1997 Marine Research Facilities (Central Allocation Grant, RGC) (Principal investigator), HK$ 2,300,000Recolonization ecology of Contaminated Mud Pit IV of East Sha Chua, Hong Kong Government (CED, HKSAR) (sole investigator), HK$ 1,555,200A pioneering study of integrated mariculture in Hong Kong: simultaneous cultivation of commercial species of seaweed, shellfish and fish to improve seawater quality and maximize the yield of fish farms (ECF, Hong Kong) (principal investigator), HK$ 1,098,000

    Comparative Biological Effects-based Testing of Hong Kong Sediment (CED, HKSAR) (sole investigator), HK$ 200,000

    Development of toxicity bioassay system for screening Chinese medicine (as co-investigator, BRI/HKUST), HK$ 100,000


    PG student advisory committee served: >70
    PG student Examination committee served: many
  10. PROCEEDINGS OR MONOGRAPH PUBLISHED OR IN PREPARATION
    • Reish, D. & P. Y. Qian (ed.), 1997. The Preceedings of the Fifth International Polychaete Conference, July 2-7, Qingdao, China, 1995, Bull. Mar. Sci. Vol. 60(2): 217-628.
    • Qian, P. Y. & F. S. Chia, Key to planktonic polychaete larvae in Barkley Sound, British Columbia.
    • Qian, P. Y., 1995. Program and Abstract of the Fifth International Polychaete Conference, July 2-7, Qingdao, China, pp. 152.
  11. BOOK TRANSLATED (FROM CHINESE INTO ENGLISH)
    • Nereidae (Polychaeteous annelids) of the Chinese Coast. China Ocean Press and Springer-Verlag. 1985, pp.234.
  12. PATENTS
  13. REFEREED (SCI) PUBLICATIONS (* = corresponding author):
  14. INVITED PLENERY OR KEYNOTE TALKS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
  15. CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
  16. RESEARCH REPORT

 

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