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Jane Ching-Yan WONG
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CEO & Co-Founder

Biochrome, Hong Kong

Aug 2021 – Present

Head of R&D | Chief Scientific Officer

Common Farms, Hong Kong

Feb 2021 – Jun 2022 | Jul 2022 – Apr 2023

Plant Science Manager

Local Farming, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile

Nov 2020 – Jan 2021

Investigadora Postdoctorante

Instituto Milenio de Oceanografía, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Mar 2020 – Jan 2021


Marine Biologist

Marine Conservation Cambodia

Oct 2013 – Aug 2014

Research Assistant

The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong Baptist University

Jun 2011 – Sep 2013


Ph.D. School of Biological Sciences, The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong

2014 – 2019

B.Sc. Ecology & Biodiversity, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

2008 – 2011



16.  JCY Wong*, JA Raven, M Aldunate, S Silva, JD Gaitán‐Espitia, CA Vargas, O Ulloa, and P von Dassow (2023) Do phytoplankton require oxygen to survive? A hypothesis and model synthesis from oxygen minimum zones. Limnology and Oceanography (2023): 68 (7), 1417-37.

15. T Röthig, G Puntin, JCY Wong*, A Burian, W McLeod, DM Baker (2021). Holobiont nitrogen control and its potential for eutrophication resistance in an obligate photosymbiotic jellyfish. Microbiome: 9 (1), 127.

14. JDU Suarez, JCY Wong*, CP Dumont, JW Qiu (2021) High density and secondary production but variable recruitment of a sea urchin in subtidal barren areas of Hong Kong. Regional Studies in Marine Science: 102027.

13. JDU Suarez, JCY Wong*, G Lui, CP Dumont, JW Qiu, M Ganmanee (2021) Seasonal growth of the purple sea urchin Heliocidaris crassispina revealed by sequential fluorochrome tagging. Zoological Studies.


12. JCY Wong*, E Susana, DM Baker (2021) Towards a trait-based understanding of Symbiodiniaceae nutrient acquisition strategies. Coral Reefs: 40 (2), 625-39.

11. SE McIlroy, JCY Wong*, DM Baker (2020) Competitive traits of coral symbionts may alter the structure and function of the microbiome. The ISME Journal: 1-9.

10. DE Burkepile, AA Shantz, TC Adam, KS Munsterman, KE Speare, MC Ladd, MM Rice, L Ezzat, SE McIlroy, JCY Wong*, DM Baker, AJ Brooks, RJ Schmitt, SJ Holbrook (2019) Nitrogen identity drives differential impacts of nutrients on coral bleaching and mortality. Ecosystems: 1-14.


9. K Kang, Y Ni, J Li, L Imamovic, C Sarkar, Kobler MD, Y Heshiki, T Zheng, S Kumari, JCY Wong*, A Archana, CWM Wong, CE Dingle, S Denizen, DM Baker, MOA Sommer, CJ Webster, G Panagiotou (2018) The environmental exposures and inner- and intercity traffic flows of the metro system may contribute to the skin microbiome and resistome. Cell Reports. 24 (5), 1190-202.


8. A Ohdera, MJ Abrams, CL Ames, DM Baker, LP Suescun Bolivar, AG Collins, CJ Freeman, Edgar Gamero-Mora, TL Goulet, DK Hofmann, A Jaimes-Becerra, PF Long, AC Marques, LA Miller, L Mydlarz Laura, AC Morandini, CR Newkirk, SP Putri, S Julia, N Stampar, B Steinworth, M Templeman, PE Thomé, M Vlok, C Woodley, JCY Wong*, MQ Martindale, WK Fitt and M Medina (2018) Upside-down but headed in the right direction: review of the highly versatile Cassiopea xamachana system. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution - Coevolution: 6, 35.

7. DM Baker, CJ Freeman, JCY Wong*, ML Fogel, N Knowlton (2018) Climate change promotes parasitism in a coral symbiosis. The ISME Journal: 12 (3), 912.

6. NN Duprey, SE McIlroy, TPT Ng, PD Thompson, T Kim, JCY Wong*, CWM Wong, SM Husa, SMH Li, GA Williams, DM Baker (2017) Facing a wicked problem with optimism: issues and priorities for coral conservation in Hong Kong. Biodiversity and Conservation: 26 (11), 2521–45.

5. F Stein, JCY Wong*, V Sheng, SWC Law, B Schröder, DM Baker (2016) First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia. Conservation Genetics Resources: 8(4), 533-7.

4. JD Urriago, JCY Wong*, CP Dumont, JW Qiu (2016) Reproduction of the short-spined sea urchin Heliocidaris crassispina (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in Hong Kong with a subtropical climate. Regional Studies in Marine Science: 8, 445-53.

3. JY Xie, JCY Wong*, CP Dumont, N Goodkin, JW Qiu (2016) Borehole density on the surface of living Porites corals as an indicator of sedimentation in Hong Kong. Marine pollution bulletin: 108 (1), 87-93.

2. JCY Wong*, P Thompson, JY Xie, JW Qiu, DM Baker (2016) Symbiodinium clade C generality among common scleractinian corals in subtropical Hong Kong. Regional Studies in Marine Science: 8, 439-44.

1. JC Astudillo, JCY Wong*, CP Dumont, TC Bonebrake, KMY Leung (2014). Assessment of the current status of six non-native marine species in the coastal environment of Hong Kong, 30 years after their establishment. BioInvasions Records.


International Conferences & Workshops

Oral Presentation/ 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress, 15-20 Jul 2018, Oregon State University, Corvallis, U.S.A.

Organizer/ PAM Workshop (NSF funded), 11-13 Jul 2018, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

Oral Presentation/ 4th Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, 4-8 Jun 2018, Cebu, Phillippines

Participant & talk/ First International Cassiopea Workshop, 13-17 May 2017, Key Largo Marine Research Laboratory, U.S.A.

Oral Presentation/ The 8th University Consortium on Aquatic Sciences (UCAS 2016), 7-11 Mar 2016, Jinshan, Taiwan

Oral Presentation/ 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 Jun 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii

Co-organizer/ Light and Photosynthesis Workshop, 3-4 Nov 2016, The Swire Institute of Marine Science (HKU), Hong Kong

Poster Presentation/ The International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME2015), 1-4 Jun 2015, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Poster Presentation/ Gordon Research Conference in Marine Molecular Ecology, 2-7 Aug 2015, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

Participant & talk/ Light and Photosynthesis on Coral Reefs, 19 Jan - 7 Feb 2015, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Puerto Morelos, México


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