Our School was in intense grief and great sadness for the passing away of Prof. John H.K. Yeung on 29 July 2012 due to cardio-respiratory arrest.

Prof. Yeung was born in 1957 in Hong Kong. He obtained his Ph.D. in The University of Liverpool in 1984. He was a post-doctorate research fellow at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool before returning to Hong Kong to join the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1986 as Lecturer at the former Department of Pharmacology. He chaired the Department from 2003 to 2007, and served as Professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences since 2009. His research interests included pharmacology of active ingredients isolated from herbs and natural products in cancer and cardiovascular diseases, drug-drug interactions involving traditional Chinese medicines and other natural products with Western medicines, and their pharmacological and toxicological significance. Meanwhile, Prof. Yeung had been affiliated with Shaw College since the very first day he joined the University. He was the first Warden of the College's first student hostel, and had been serving as second Dean of Students of the Shaw College and the Chair of the College's Student Hostels Management Committee etc. Prof. John Yeung was highly respected by colleagues and students and was regarded as an integral part of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. His selfless service and dedicated contributions will not be forgotten. He will be sadly missed by all those who know him well.

The University's obituary (in Chinese only) for Prof. Yeung can be viewed here.