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  • Ph.D. (Biological Sciences), The University of Hong Kong
  • M.Phil. (Biology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • B.Sc. (Biology) 1st Hon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong




  • Agricultural Officer, AFCD
  • Assistant Curator, Hong Kong Science Museum
  • Teacher, SKH Li Ping Secondary School


  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Taxonomy


  • Systematic Botany
  • Molecular Authentication
  • Plant-derived Nutraceuticals




  • Wan, L. Y.; Ling, K. H.; El-Nezami, H.; Wang, M. F.  (2018). Influence of functional food components on gut health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition Jan 30:1–10. (In press)

  • Wan, L. Y.; Ling, K. H.; El-Nezami, H.; Wang, M. F. (2018). Oxyresveratrol protective effects against deoxynivalenol-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction and bacterial translocation on porcine intestinal epithelial IPEC-J2 cells. Journal of Food Bioactives 1: 116–123.

  • Ling, K. H.; Wan, L. Y.; El-Nezami, H.; Wang, M. F. (2016). Protective capacity of resveratrol, a natural polyphenolic compound against deoxynivalenol-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction and bacterial translocation. Chemical Research in Toxicology 29: 823–833.

  • Wan, L. Y.; Ling, K. H.; Wang, M. F.; El-Nezami, H. (2016). Green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate improves epithelial barrier function by inducing the production of antimicrobial peptide pBD-1 and pBD-2 in monolayers of porcine intestinal epithelial IPEC-J2 cells. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 60: 1048–1058.

  • Chan, W.H.; Ling, K.H.; Shaw, P.C.; Chiu, S.W.; But, P.P.H. (2012). Application of FINS and multiplex PCR for detecting genuine abalone products. Food Control 23: 137–142.

  • Chan, W.H.; Ling, K.H.; Chiu, S.W.; Shaw, P.C.; But, P.P.H. (2011). Molecular analyses of Cordyneps gunnii in China. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 19: 18–25.

  • Li, M.; Ling, K. H. ; Lam, H.; Shaw, P. C.; Cheng, L.; Techen, N.; Khan, I. A.; Chang, Y. S.; But, P. P. H. (2010). Cardiocrinum seeds as a replacement for Aristolochia fruits in treating cough. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 130: 429–432.

  • But, P. P. H.; Shaw, P. C.; Ling, K. H.; Chan, P. W. H. (2009). What will happen when…? Planta Medica 75: 408 (S-28).

  • Ling, K. H.; Wang, Y.; Poon, W. S.; Shaw, P. C.; But, P. P. H. (2009). The relationship of Fagaropsis and Luvunga in Rutaceae. Taiwania 54: 338–342.

  • Ling, K. H.; Nichols, P. D.; But, P. P. H. (2009). Fish-induced keriorrhea. In: Taylor, S. L. (Ed.), Advances in Food and Nutrition Research 57: 1–52. Academic Press: San Diego.

  • But, P. P. H.; Ling, K. H.; Cheng, S. W. (2008) Orange roughy is rich with indigestible wax esters. Hong Kong Medical Journal 14: 246.

  • Ling, K. H. ; Cheung, C. W.; Cheng, S. W.; Cheng, L.; Li, S. L.; Nichols, P. D.; Ward, R. D.; Graham, A.; But, P. P. H. (2008) Rapid detection of oilfish and escolar in fish steaks: a tool to prevent keriorrhea episodes. Food Chemistry 110: 538–546.