Alex Wing-Tat CHOI

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Lab: G2411,

Tel: 4447

wtchoi1987@yahoo.com.hk

 

 

Personal Data
Born: July 31, 1987. Hong Kong S.A.R, China

Education

  • First class honors, BSc(Hons) in Applied Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R, China, 2010.
  • PhD in Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R, China, 2015.
    Thesis Topic: Phosphorescent Rhenium(I) Polypyridine Complexes as Biological Imaging Reagents, Nitric Oxide Sensors, and Bioorthogonal Probes

Current positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Research Interests

  • Catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to useful chemicals
  • Mechanistic studies of chemical reactions using in situ spectroscopy

Publications

(1) Lo, K. K.-W., Choi, A. W.-T., and Law, W. H.-T. (2012) Applications of luminescent inorganic and organometallic transition metal complexes as biomolecular and cellular probes. Dalton Transactions 41, 6021 – 6027.

(2) Louie, M.-W., Choi, A. W.-T., Liu, H.-W., Chan, B. T.-N., and Lo, K. K.-W. (2012) Synthesis, emission characteristics, cellular studies, and bioconjugation properties of luminescent rhenium(I) polypyridine complexes with a fluorous pendant. Organometallics 31, 5844 – 5855.

(3) Choi, A. W.-T., Louie, M.-W., Li, S. P.-Y., Liu, H.-W., Chan, B. T.-N., Lam, T. C.-Y., Lin, A. C.-C., Cheng, S.-H., and Lo, K. K.-W. (2012) Emissive behavior, cytotoxic activity, cellular uptake, and PEGylation properties of new luminescent rhenium(I) polypyridine poly(ethylene glycol) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry 51, 13289 – 13302.

(4) Choi, A. W.-T., Poon, C.-S., Liu, H.-W., and Lo, K. K.-W. (2013) Rhenium(I) polypyridine complexes functionalized with a diaminoaromatic moiety as phosphorescent sensors for nitric oxide. New Journal of Chemistry 37, 1711 – 1719.

(5) Choi, A. W.-T., Yim, V. M.-W., Liu, H.-W., and Lo, K. K.-W. (2014) Rhenium(I) polypyridine diamine complexes as intracellular phosphorogenic sensors: synthesis, characterization, emissive behavior, biological properties, and nitric oxide sensing. Chemistry−A European Journal 20, 9633 − 9642.

(6) Choi, A. W.-T., Tso, K. K.-S., Yim, V. M.-W., Liu, H.-W., and Lo, K. K.-W. (2015) Modification of 1,2,4,5-tetrazine with cationic rhenium(I) polypyridine units to afford phosphorogenic bioorthogonal probes with enhanced reaction kinetics. Chemical Communications 51, 3442 − 3445.

(7) Choi, A. W.-T., Liu, H.-W., and Lo, K. K.-W. (2015) Rhenium(I) polypyridine dibenzocyclooctyne complexes as phosphorescent bioorthogonal probes: synthesis, characterization, emissive behavior, and biolabeling properties. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 148, 2 − 10.

(8) Zhang, K. Y., Liu, H.-W., Tang, M.-C., Choi, A. W.-T., Zhu, N., Wei, X.-G., Lau, K.-C., Lo, K. K.-W. (2015) Dual-emissive cyclometalated iridium(III) polypyridine complexes as ratiometric biological probes and organelle-selective bioimaging reagents. Inorganic Chemistry 54, 6582 − 6593.
Honors

  • The College of Science and Engineering Entrance Scholarship, 2008
  • The College of Science and Engineering Student Research Excellence Awards, 2013
  • Research Tuition Scholarship, 2011 − 2014

Computer skills

Origin, ChemDraw, ChemWin, etc.

Professional interests

Green Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, and Cell Biology

Personal Interests

Playing Piano, Listening music, Running, etc.

Language

Cantonese (excellent), English (good), Mandarin (good).