Wei GE

Wei GE is currently a Chair Professor and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau. He received his BSc from Nanjing University (1982) and MSc from the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (1985). From 1988 to 1993, he studied at University of Alberta, Canada, for his PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Peter (1992). After obtaining his PhD, he received a postdoctoral scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to work at the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Japan, under the mentorship of Prof. Yoshitaka Nagahama (1993-95). In 1995, he joined The Chinese
University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he established his teaching and research career. He was a professor at the School of Life Sciences at CUHK in 2013 when he moved to University of Macau (UM) where he helped establish the Faculty of Health Sciences as the Interim Dean. While working at CUHK, he established the Programme of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at both undergraduate and graduate levels and served as the founding director of the Programme.

Wei Ge has published about 120 papers and his research focuses on reproduction, development and aging using zebrafish as the model, including: (1) endocrine regulation of reproduction by the reproductive and growth axes; (2) intra-follicular paracrine/autocrine communication network in the ovary; (3) impacts of environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on reproduction and public health; and (4) zebrafish as a model for aging, human diseases and drug discovery. His research involves using a variety of techniques in molecular and cell biology, physiology and genetics, including the newly-emerged genome-editing technologies, i.e., TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9. Wei Ge has served as the council member for the International Federation of Comparative Endocrinological Societies (IFCES) (2009-2013), the Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSEC) (2012-), the Chinese Society of Comparative Endocrinology (2013-), and the International Society for Fish Endocrinology (ISFE) (2014-). He has served as Associate Editor or editorial board member for several international journals, including Frontier in Endocrinology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, and Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology.