Professor Rudolf Wu received his PhD from the University of British Columbia. Professor Wu was the Chair Professor and the Director of the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. From 2004-2014, he was the Director of the Centre for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology, one of the “Areas of Excellence” selected by the government of HKSAR. He was also the founding Director of the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution. Currently, he is the Director of the Regional Centre of Excellence in Marine Pollution of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia, United Nations.
Professor Wu’s research primarily focuses on the molecular and ecological responses of marine animals to environmental stresses, with a particular emphasis on hypoxia, xenobiotics and endocrine disrupting chemicals. He has published one book, five book chapters, and over 240 papers in leading journals in environmental sciences, environmental toxicology and marine ecology. Professor Wu is the associated editor of four international journals, and was the Chief Guest Editor of seven special issues of the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin.
Professor Wu has served on numerous working and expert groups of international organisations, including the United Nations, the International Maritime organisation and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). He has been commissioned by the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct more than 30 international/regional training workshops covering a wide spectrum of topics including environmental impact assessment, environmental risk management, food security and public health, marine ecosystem management, and environmental monitoring and control.