Prof. Zhou Lei, PhD

  • Professor, School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Zhou Lei obtained his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore. He joined the Singapore Eye Research Institute in 1998 as a Research Fellow and was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2004, Principal Research Scientist in 2009, and Senior Principal Research Scientist in 2012. He headed the Ocular Proteomics Laboratory at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. Prof. Zhou moved to Hong Kong in 2022 and holds a joint appointment in the School of Optometry and the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Professor.

In 2020, Prof. Zhou received the “Outstanding Achievement Award in Ophthalmology and Visual Science for Overseas Chinese” from the Chinese Ophthalmology Society (COS).

Prof. Zhou was a board member of the Singapore Society for Mass Spectrometry (SSMS) from 2012 to 2022. He was also a member of the organizing committees of the 7th Asia Oceania Mass Spectrometry Conference (December 2017, Singapore) and the Joint 11th AOHUPO/ 7th AOAPO Congress (2023, Singapore). He is an Editorial Board member for several journals, including Scientific Reports, Chinese Journal of Experimental Ophthalmology, and Advances in Ophthalmology Practice and Research, and has been a regular reviewer for more than 40 scientific journals over the years. Prof. Zhou has also served as an external examiner for grant proposals, as well as Ph.D. theses from Germany, France, Norway, Italy, India, and Singapore.