Prof. Cai Zongwei(蔡宗苇教授)


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

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

The major research interest of Prof. Cai is method development and applications of chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry for trace analysis in complex systems such as environment, food and biological matrices, with focus on metabolomics and proteomics analysis in human health and diseases. Prof. Cai has published over 350 peer-refereed journals, and served as editors for Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, Talanta, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Journal of Chinese Society of Mass Spectrometry (in Chinese), Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine (in Chinese), Chromatography (in Chinese) and Environmental Chemistry (in Chinese) etc. He is currently the editor of Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry.

Current 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.


Representative Publications: (see more in publication list)

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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