Sunny received his MBChB with honours from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his PhD on human genetics and infectious diseases from the University of Oxford. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. His main research interest is on gut microbiome, investigating the host-microbe interaction in digestive and metabolic diseases, including digestive cancers and fatty liver, and exploring this for discovery of novel biomarkers and therapeutics. He has won several awards, including the Asia Pacific Digestive Week Emerging Leaders Lectureship (2021), the Hong Kong College of Physicians Sir David Todd Lectureship (2020) and the Croucher Foundation Award (2014). He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles including papers in Nature Communications, Gastroenterology and Gut, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Sunny will be part of Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome session on Day 2.