Siu Wai LEUNG 梁少偉
Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Contact Details

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc in Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MPhil in Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • PhD in Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, UK


MSc Course

  1. Biomedical Informatics (MCMC115)



Research Interests

  • Medical informatics for evidence-based medicine, particularly in artificial intelligence and knowledge management for translational medicine

  • Distributed multi-agent systems for scientific experimentation, particularly in automated experimentation

  • Social computing for evaluating scientific evidence, particularly in open systematic reviewing and open meta-analysis of clinical trials and omics experiments

  • Systems biology and pathway medicine, particularly in signaling pathway modelling

  • Bioinformatics and structural biology, particularly in DNA linguistics for sequence assembly and structural modelling

Selected Publications


  1. Jia Y, Chen C, Ng CS, Leung S (2012) Meta-Analysis of randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of di’ao xinxuekang capsule and isosorbide dinitrate in treating angina pectoris. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012:9041-47. Available at:

  2. Jia Y, Huang F, Zhang S, Leung S (2012) Is danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) dripping pill more effective than isosorbide dinitrate in treating angina pectoris? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Cardiology. 157(3):330–40. Available at:

  3. Leung S, Lee J, Johnson C, Robertson D (2012) Design preferences and cognitive styles: experimentation by automated website synthesis. Automated Experimentation. 4:2. Available at:

  4. Jia Y, Zhang S, Huang F, Leung S (2012) Could ginseng-based medicines be better than nitrates in treating ischemic heart disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 20(3):155–66. Available at:

  5. Ng C, Wang S, Cheong J, et al. (2012) Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing Chinese patent medicines compound danshen dripping pills and di’ao xinxuekang in treating angina pectoris. Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine. 10(1):25–34. Available at:

  6. Jia Y, Huang F, Zhang S, Leung S (2012) Assessment of the quality of randomized controlled trials in treating coronary heart disease by Chinese patent medicine. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. 32(4):560-68. Available at: /pubmed/22803444

  7. Jia Y, Bao F, Huang F, Leung S (2011) Is tongxinluo more effective than isosorbide dinitrate in treating angina pectoris? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 17(12):1109–17. Available at:

  8. Jia Y, Zhang S, Bao F, Huang F, Leung S (2011) Indirect comparison of tongxinluo capsule and danshen dripping pill for angina pectoris: a systematic review. Chinese Journal of Evidence-based Medicine. 11(8):919-31. Available at: LinkFrom=OAI&ID=12011005718  

  9. Leung S, Quan X, Besana P, et al. (2011) OpenKnowledge for peer-to-peer experimentation in protein identification by MS/MS. Automated Experimentation. 3(1):3. Available at:



  1. Leung S (2012) Correcting statistical reporting of CHINESE MEDICINE. World Congress on Good Medical Research. 6-9 June, Vienna, Austria.
  2. Leung S (2011) Evidence-based, integrative, and systems approaches to Chinese medicine. The 4th CLSS-UK (Chinese Life Scientists Society in UK) North Life Science Symposium. 25 June. Edinburgh, UK.
  3. Leung S (2010) Open systematic reviewing. International Workshop on Computational Ecology. 30 November-3 December, Okinawa, Japan.
  4. Gerloff D, Quan X, de Pinninck A, Besana P, Leung S, Schorlemmer M, Robertson D (2009)  Bioinformatics experimentation in a new agent-based infrastructure OpenKnowledge. Network Tools and Applications in Biology (NETTAB) Workshop. 10-13 June, Catania, Sicily, Italy.
  5. Leung S (2009) Open and distributed technologies for evidence-based medicine. Conference on Evidence-Based Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 22-24 May, Guangzhou, China.
  6. Leung S, Robertson D (2008) Experimentation with DNA grammars in analysing E. coli promoter sequences. Living Texts: Textual Analysis and Biology. 16-17 October, Edinburgh, UK.

Services and Honors

  • Editor-in-Chief, CHINESE MEDICINE journal (BioMed Central)
  • Fellow (FSB), Society of Biology, UK
  • Fellow (FRSPH), Royal Society for Public Health, UK
  • Honorary Fellow, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK


Contact Details


Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences
University of Macau
Macao , China


Office: room 2056, N22
Telephone: (853) 8822-8524
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