LIANG, Qiaoyi Jessie

Name : LIANG, Qiaoyi Jessie 梁巧儀
Title :
Research Associate Professor
Home Department :  Medicine and Therapeutics
Email :
Rm 605A, 6/F, Li Ka Shing Medical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong


Prof. Liang is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is also appointed as Professor (by courtesy) at Shenzhen Research Institute, CUHK. With interest and expertise in genomics, metagenomics, epigenetics, molecular biology, and translational medicine, she aims to elucidate relevant molecular mechanisms and to identify new biomarkers and therapeutic targets. As a young scientist, she has been the principal investigator for 15 research grants and co-I for 22 other projects. Her work has resulted in first/co-first or corresponding authorship papers published in journals of Gastroenterology, Gut, Nature Communications, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, etc ( Her research achievements have led to >20 patents filed, and >20 awards since 2014, including AACR Travel Award (2014), the Oral Free Paper Prize and the Travel Award at UEGW (2015), Women Scientists Award (2015), CUHK Research Excellence Award (2015), 1st class State Scientific & Technological Progress Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, China (2016), Hong Kong HMRF Research Fellowship (2017), Excellent Reviewer, Publons (2019), Top Downloaded Paper Award, Wiley (2020), etc.

Specialised Research Area(s):

  • Microbiome in health and disease
  • Human endogenous retroviruses
  • Cancer genomics and epigenetics
  • Biomarkers and molecular diagnostics

Selected Publications:

1. Liang JQ #(corresponding), Li T, Chen YX, Yau TO, Nakatsu G, Chu ESH, Wong S, Szeto CH, Ng SC, Chan FK, Fang JY, Sung JJ, Yu J#. A Novel Fecal Lachnoclostridium Marker for the Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Colorectal Adenoma and Cancer. Gut 2020 Jul;69(7):1248-1257. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2019-318532. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

2. Liang JQ, Wong SH, Szeto CH, Chu ESH, Lau H, Chen YX, Fang JY, Yu J, Sung JJ#. Fecal microbial DNA markers serve for screening colorectal neoplasm in asymptomatic subjects. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2020 Jul 7. doi: 10.1111/jgh.15171. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Liang JQ, Teoh N*, Xu L, Pok S, Li X, Chu ESH, Chiu J, Dong L, Arfianti E, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Ioannou GN, Sung JJ, Wong N, Farrell G#, Yu J#. Dietary cholesterol promotes steatohepatitis related hepatocellular carcinoma by inducing aberrant gene expression in metabolism and mutations in calcium signaling. Nat Commun. 2018 Oct 26;9(1):4490. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06931-6.

4. Gou H*, Liang JQ*(co-first), Zhang L, Chen H, Zhang Y, Li R, Wang X, Ji J, Tong JH, To KF, Sung JJ, Chan FK, Fang JY, Yu J#. TTPAL promotes colorectal tumorigenesis by stabilizing TRIP6 to activate Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Cancer Res. 2019 Jul 1;79(13):3332-3346.

5. Liang Q #(corresponding), Chiu J, Chen Y, Huang Y, Higashimori A, Fang J, Brim H, Ashktorab H, Ng SC, SM Ng SSM, Zheng S, Chan FK, Sung JJ, Yu J#. Fecal Bacteria Act as Novel Biomarkers for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 15;23(8):2061-2070.

6. Yu J*, Feng Q*, Wong SH*, Zhang D*, Liang QY*(co-first), Qin Y, Tang L, Zhao H, Stenvang J, Li Y, Wang X, Xu X, Chen N, Wu WK, Al-Aama J, Nielsen HJ, Kiilerich P, Jensen BA, Yau TO, Lan Z, Jia H, Li J, Xiao L, Lam TY, Ng SC, Cheng AS, Wong VW, Chan FK, Xu X, Yang H, Madsen L, Datz C, Tilg H, Wang J, Brünner N, Kristiansen K, Arumugam M#, Sung JJ#, Wang J#. Metagenomic analysis of fecal microbiome as a tool towards targeted non-invasive biomarkers for colorectal cancer. Gut. 2017 Jan;66(1):70-78.

7. Wang K*, Liang Q*(co-first), Li X, Tsoi H, Zhang J, Wang H, Go MY, Chiu PW, Ng EK, Sung JJ, Yu J. MDGA2 is a novel tumor suppressor cooperating with DMAP1 in gastric cancer and is associated with disease outcome. Gut. 2016 Oct;65(10):1619-31.

8. Liang Q, Yao X, Tang S, Zhang J, Yau TO, Li X, Tang CM, Kang W, Lung RW, Li JW, Chan TF, Xing R, Lu Y, Lo KW, Wong N, To KF, Yu C, Chan FK, Sung JJ, Yu J. Integrative Identification of Epstein-Barr Virus-associated Mutations and Epigenetic Alterations in Gastric Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2014 Dec;147(6):1350-1362.e4.

9. Yu J*, Liang Q*(co-first), Wang J *, Cheng YD, Cheung KF, Wang SY, Poon TC, Go MY, Tao Q, Chang ZJ, Sung JJ. Zinc-Finger Protein 331, a novel putative tumor suppressor, suppresses growth and invasiveness of gastric cancer. Oncogene. 2013 Jan;32(3):307-17.

10. Liang Q, Ding J, Xu R, Xu Z, Zheng S. The novel human endogenous retrovirus-related gene, psiTPTE22-HERV, is silenced by DNA methylation in cancers. Int J Cancer. 2010 Oct;127(8):1833-43. doi: 10.1002/ijc.25213.