top of page

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE-EMBC Technical Community on Bionanotechnology and BioMEMS (BNM) webinar
    IEEE-EMBC Technical Community on Bionanotechnology and BioMEMS (BNM) webinar
    Wed, 11 May
    11 May 2022, 9:00 am HKT
    11 May 2022, 9:00 am HKT
    Next Wednesday via an IEEE-EMBC Technical Community on Bionanotechnology and BioMEMS (BNM) webinar Dr.Ren will share our team’s progress on developing phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing approaches that are either very rapid and cost-efficient or providing advanced functions.

Past Events

This is your Past Event section introductory paragraph. Use this space to describe the type of events you’ve held in the past, and get your audience excited about what’s coming up. Encourage readers to check out the Past Events listed below to learn more.


Dr.Ren deliverd an invited talk about drug sensitivity test of microfluidic strategy

(for enews) 20210929 - barcode cell sensor_1632900247.jpg

Our research article Barcoded Cell Sensor Microfluidic System is published in "Biosensors and Bioelectronics"

HKBU Scholars Listed as the World's Top 2% Most-Cited Scientists


President and Vice-Chanceller of Hong Kong Baptist University visited HKAP lab


Dr.Ren deliverd an invited talk "Novel microfluidic strategy for antimicrobial susceptibility testing" at the World Sensors Summit 2021as an online guest, which attracted over 12000 online viewers during live broadcasting. 

Read More


Antimicrobial resistance is increasingly becoming a major threat to modern medicine, and multiple efforts should be made to address this major challenge. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is an important tool that promises to provide accurate bacterial information, such as minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), which determine optimal use of antibiotics and potentially reduce antibiotic resistance. A major remedy is to reduce the misuse or misuse of antibiotics, especially broad-spectrum antibiotics, which are prescribed without definitive clues as to whether and which microbe is causing the infection. Many teams, including my own, are continuously working in this area (e.g. Lab Chip 2016, ChemPlusChem 2017, Trends Biotech 2017, Lab Chip2019, etc.). These new antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) methods are being developed to help physicians provide more personalized treatment.


A total of 44 scholars from HKBU have been listed among the world’s top 2% of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines.

The ranking is based on the “updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, compiled and announced annually by a group of researchers at Stanford University, USA.  This year, the citation covers over 186,178 top-cited scientists across 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.  

The number of HKBU scholars on the list is indicative of HKBU’s growing research strength and impact.


Prof.  Alexander Ping-kong Wai, President of Hong Kong Baptist University and Prof.Terence L.T.Lau, Senior Advisor to the President and Vice-Chanceller of Hong Kong Baptist University visited HKAP laboratory. Dr.Kangning Ren introduced the novel microfluidic platforms we created at HKAP for next-generation aptamer selection.


With my previous mentors Prof.Richard Zare and Prof. Hongkai Wu 

Our new publication in Lab Chip 


Our work featured as journal front outside cover of Analyst: Microfluidic technologies for vasculature biomimicry 《Analyst: Microfluidic technologies for vasculature biomimicry》


Prof. Jinming Lin visited our laboratory


With my previous mentors Prof.Richard Zare and Prof. Hongkai Wu

Read More


In this article we propose a promising new material for the fabrication of microchips to meet the needs of fast and accurate AST technology. This paper presents a facile and efficient method for fabricating monolithic polypropylene microfluidic chips, allowing submicron resolution and quasi-3D structures, with considerable cost and capability for mass production.


The human vasculature, made up of a complex network of blood vessels including arteries, capillaries, and veins throughout the whole body, plays a significant role in mediating various essential physiological processes and maintaining homeostasis through various biochemical pathways. Malfunctions of the vascular system can result in serious diseases and are closely related to tumor angiogenesis and metastasis in cancer, making it a major threat to human health. Therefore, countless efforts have been conducted to recapitulate vascular models in scientific and clinical settings in order to examine vasculature-related pathologies. Particularly, microfluidic technology has been proven to be a key proponent in enabling the engineering of in vitro human vascular system models.


Prof. Jinming Lin from Tsinghua University visited our laboratory and discussed with us about our study on Microfluidicdics.

Read More
bottom of page