Prof. Cai Zongwei

Prof. Cai Zongwei is now the Chair Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Director of both State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis as well as Dioxin Laboratory, Hong Kong Baptist University.


Postdoctoral: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Ph.D., Marburg University, Germany
B.Sc., Xiamen University, China

Research Interest

Fundamentals and applications of mass spectrometry;
Proteomics, metabolomics and systems biology;
Nanospray ESI-MS; GC-, LC- and CE-MS for environmental, biological, pharmaceutical and Chinese medicinal analyses;
trace analysis of dioxins and persistent organic pollutants.


"Kwok Yat Wai Endowed Chair of Environmental and Biological Analysis" in 2015.
"Changjiang Scholar - Chair Professor" in 2013.
"Distinguished Young Scholar Award" (Oversea, Hong Kong and Macau) in 2003


Selected publications

Yang Shen, Tohidi Fatemeh, Leihan Tang, Zongwei Cai*, Quantitative Metabolic Network Profiling of Escherichia Coli: An Overview of Analytical Methods for Measurement of Intracellular Metabolites,Trend. Anal. Chem. 2015, 75, 141-150

Hai-Jing Zhong, Lihua Lu, Ka-Ho Leung, Catherine C. L. Wong, Chao Peng, Siu-Cheong Yan, Dik-Lung Ma*, Zongwei Cai*, Hui-Min David Wang*, Chung-Hang Leung*, An iridium(III)-based irreversible protein–protein interaction inhibitor of BRD4 as a potent anticancer agent, Chem. Sci.2015, 6, 5400-5408.

Zian Lin, Jiangnan Zheng, Guo Lin, Zhi Tang, Xueqing Yang, Zongwei Cai*, Negative Ion Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Small Molecules Using Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheet Matrix, Anal. Chem.. 2015, 87, 8005-8012.

Z. Lin, W. Bian, J. Zheng, Zongwei Cai*, Magnetic metal-organic framework nanocomposites for enrichment and direct detection of small molecules by negative-ion matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, Chem. Commun.2015, 51, 8785-8788.

Y. Li, Q. Bin, Z. Lin, Y. Chen, H. Yang, Zongwei Cai*, G. Chen*, Synthesis and characterization of vinyl-functionalized magnetic nanofibers for protein imprinting, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 202-205.

Hemi Luan, Nan Meng, Ping Liu, Jin Fu, Xiaomin Chen, Weiqiao Rao, Hui Jiang, Xun Xu, Zongwei Cai*, Jun Wang*, Non-targeted metabolomics and lipidomics LC–MS data from maternal plasma of 180 healthy pregnant women, GigaScience, 2015, 4, 1-4.

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