Liang Wang

Prof., BSc, PhD, Group Leader, Principal Investigator, Mr

  • The University of Western Australia (M720), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Prof. Wang is currently a principal investigator at Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital (Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences), Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China, where he leads a theoretical and experimental microbiology (TEM) research group. He is also an adjunct research fellow at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland and associate professor at the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia. Prof. Wang supervises MSc students at South China University of Technology (SCUT) and South Medical University (SMU), and also supervises PhD students at the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia.

His current research interests are computational and experimental microbiology with a focus on rapid diagnosis of bacterial pathogens. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Western Australia in 2014 and received his postdoctoral training at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and Curtin University (Perth, Australia). Prof. Wang serves as an associate editor at Frontiers in Microbiology, and editorial board member at BMC Microbiology, Heliyon (Advisory Member), PLOS One (Academic Editor), Immunity, Inflammation and Disease (Emerging Editor), Heliyon, PeerJ, PLoS One, Translational Metabolic Syndrome Research, Future Integrative Medicine, Frontiers in Bioinformatics, iMeta, and Medicine Advances, etc. He also serves as guest editors for BioCell and JoVE. Prof. Wang serves as a reviewer for more than 10 international journals such as iScience, Journal of Global Health and Communications Biology, etc.

Prof. Wang has edited more than 10 books and published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals such as Emerging Infectious Diseases, Journal of Advanced Research, and Carbohydrate Polymers, etc. He is the recipient of the Australia-China Helicobacter Research Fellowship (2019) awarded by Australia-China Council and Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Barry J. Marshall.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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