DR. CHIU Man Ying, Jill (招文伃)


B.Sc. (Hons.), HKU; Ph.D., HKUST

Assistant Professor at Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University




  1. General Research Fund (Hong Kong Government) 2012-15, Assessing the effects of hypoxia on the structure and function of the microbial community in marine sediments by the metagenomics approach (Principal Investigator)
  2. General Research Fund (Hong Kong Government) 2011-14,Polybrominated diphenyl ethers: Bioaccumulation, maternal transfer and effects on Darwinian fitness traits in multi-generations of the marine gastropod Crepidula onyx (Principal Investigator).
  3. Seed Collaborative Research Fund (State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution) 2011-14, Assessing the impacts of organic and metal pollution on symbiotic microbial communities in marine corals and sponges by metagenomics and transcriptomics approaches (Co-Investigator)
  4. Area of Excellence Grant (Hong Kong Government) 2009-13, Impacts of emerging chemical contaminants on microbial community and larval settlement of marine invertebrates (Co-opt member)
  5.  Environment and Conservation Fund (Hong Kong Government) 2009-11, Characterization of bacterial community associated with skeletal tissue growth anomalies in the coral Platygyra carnosus (Principal Investigator)


Chiu JMY*, Li S, Li A, Po B, Zhang R, Shin PKS, Qiu JW (2012) Bacteria associated with skeletal tissue growth anomalies in the coral Platygyra carnosus. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79:380–391 (photo was selected as the cover image for all regular issues of the Journal in year 2012)

Chiu JMY*, Po BHK, Chan CYS, Lam MHW, Qian PY, Wu RSS (2012) Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) in biofilms hinder larval settlement of marine intertidal organisms across three phyla. Environmental Science and Technology 46:7772–7781

Kwok CT, van de Merwe JP, Chiu JMY, Wu RSS (2012) Antioxidant responses and lipid peroxidation in gills and hepatopancreas of the mussel Perna viridis upon exposure to the red tide organism Chattonella marina and hydrogen peroxide. Harmful Algae 13:40–46

Wu RSS, Woo KT, Chiu JMY (2012) Effect of hypoxia on growth of the diatom Skeletonema costatum. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 420-421:65–68

Chiu JMY, Shin PKS, Yang FY, Cheung SG (2011) Can a scavenging gastropod with a mussel conspecific diet induce anti-predator defence in the mussel Perna viridis? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 401:85–88

Zhao Q, Cheung SG, Shin PKS, Chiu JMY* (2011) Effects of starvation on the physiology and foraging behaviour of two subtidal nassariid scavengers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409:53–61

Liu CC, Chiu JMY, Shin PKS, Cheung SG (2011) Physiological responses of two subtidal nassariid gastropods to hypoxia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:75–85

Liu CC, Chiu JMY, Li L, Shin PKS, Cheung SG (2011) Respiration rate and swimming activity of larvae of two sub-tidal nassariid gastropods under reduced oxygen levels: Implications for their distributions in Hong Kong waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 63:230–236

Chiu JMY, Cheung SG, Wong KP, Shin PKS (2010) Sibling cannibalism in juveniles of the marine gastropod Nassarius festivus (Powys, 1983). Malacologia 52:157–161

Tong ESP, van de Merwe JP, Chiu JMY, Wu RSS (2010) Effects of 1,2-dichlorobenzene on the growth and reproduction of the amphipod, Melita Longidactyla. Chemosphere 80:20–27

Shin PKS, Yang FY, Chiu MY, Cheung SG (2009) Cues from the predator crab Thalamita danae fed different prey can affect Scope For Growth. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 42:343–355

Cheung SG, Yang FY, Chiu JMY, Liu CC, Shin PKS (2009) Anti-predator behaviour in the green-lipped mussel, Perna viridis: byssus thread production depends on the mussels’ position in clump. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378:145–151

Chiu JMY, Zhang R, Wang H, Thiyagarajan V, Qian PY (2008) Nutrient effects on intertidal community: from bacteria to invertebrates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 358:41–50

Chiu JMY, Wang H, Thiyagarajan V, Qian PY (2008) Differential timing of larval starvation effects on filtration rate and growth in juvenile Crepidula onyx. Marine Biology 151:14 17–1431

Chiu JMY, Thiyagarajan V, Pechenik JA, Hung OS, Qian PY (2007) Influence of bacteria and diatoms in biofilms on metamorphosis of the marine slipper limpet Crepidula onyx. Marine Biology 151:1417–1431

Chiu JMY, Ng TYT, Wang WX, Thiyagarajan V, Qian PY (2007) Latent effects of larval food limitation on filtration rate, carbon assimilation and growth in juvenile gastropod Crepidula onyx. Marine Ecology Progress Series 343:173–182

Chiu JMY, Thiyagarajan V, Tsoi MMY, Qian PY (2005) Qualitative and quantitative changes in marine biofilms as a function of temperature and salinity in summer and winter. Biofilms 2:183–195

Thiyagarajan V, Hung OS, Chiu JMY, Wu RSS, Qian PY (2005) Growth and survival of juvenile barnacle: interactive effects of cyprid energy reserve level and habitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series 299:229–237