Dr. NG Ka Leung Andy



Dr. Andy Ka-Leung Ng obtained his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biotechnology with first class honor from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He then continued his research on the structure function study of influenza virus nucleoprotein and received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from CUHK. He became a Croucher scholar during his PhD study. Shortly after, he joined the General Education Foundation Programme as a Lecturer, teaching the course ‘In Dialogue with Nature’.  Other than teaching classics for general education, he is also interested in communicating science to a wider audience.

Courses Taught

UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature

Selected Publications

  • (2020) “Creating a community of inquiry in the science classroom: an effective pedagogy for teaching diverse students?” Journal of Further and Higher Education 44(1): 1-13
  • Hin-Yan Chan, Chun-Yeung Lo, Andy Ka-Leung Ng*, Derek Hang-Cheong Cheung, Kai-Ming Kiang. (2017) “Relation between interactive learning and prior knowledge: Insights from a general education program of science and humanities” The Journal of General Education 66 (3-4):136-65 (* Corresponding author)
  • Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Wai-Hon Chan, Sze-Ting Choi, Mandy Ka-Han Lam, Kwok-Fai Lau, Paul Kay-Sheung Chan, Shannon Wing-Ngor Au, Ervin Fodor and Pang-Chui Shaw. (2012) “Influenza Polymerase Activity Correlates with the Strength of Interaction between Nucleoprotein and PB2 through the Host-Specific Residue K/E627” PLOS ONE 7:e36415.
  • Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Mandy Ka-Han Lam, Hongmin Zhang, Jinhuan Liu, Shannon Wing-Ngor Au, Paul Kay-Sheung Chan, Jiahuai Wang and Pang-Chui Shaw. (2012) “Structural Basis for RNA Binding and Homo-Oligomer Formation by Influenza B Virus Nucleoprotein” Journal of Virology 86:6758-67.
  • Frank Vreede, Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Pang-Chui Shaw and Ervin Fodor. (2011) “Stabilization of Influenza Virus Replication Intermediates is Dependent on the RNA-Binding but not the Homo-Oligomerization Activity of the Viral Nucleoprotein” Journal of Virology 85:12073-8.
  • Wai-Hon Chan*, Andy Ka-Leung Ng*, Nicole Robb, Mandy Ka-Han Lam, Paul Kay-Sheung Chan, Shannon Wing-Ngor Au, Jia-Huai Wang, Ervin Fodor and Pang-Chui Shaw. (2010) “Functional Analysis of Influenza H5N1 Nucleoprotein Reveals Amino Acids that are Crucial for Oligomerization and Ribonucleoprotein Activities”Journal of Virology 84: 7337-45. (* joint first authorship)
  • Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Jiahuai Wang, and Pang-Chui Shaw. (2009) “Structure and Sequence Analysis of Influenza A Virus Nucleoprotein” Science in China Series C Life Science 52: 439-49.
  • Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Hongmin Zhang, Kemin Tan, Zongli Li, Jinhuan Liu, Paul Kay-Sheung Chan, Sui-Mui Li, Wood-Yee Chan, Shannon Wing-Ngor Au, Andrzej Joachimiak, Thomas Walz, Jiahuai Wang, and Pang-Chui Shaw. (2008) “Structure of the Influenza Virus A H5N1 Nucleoprotein: Implications for RNA Binding, Oligomerization, and Vaccine Design” FASEB Journal 22: 3638-47.

Teaching and Research Projects

As co-PI:

  • Developing An Inter-faculty Collaborative Experiential Program to Foster Students’ Science Communication Skills ($876,423) (TDLEG 2022-25)
  • Development of Blackboard-Integrated Knowledge Management Web Application for Fostering Students’ Global Vision in General Education Foundation Programme ($581,550) (TDLEG 2019-22)
  • Enhancing Scientific Communication Through a Life Sciences and General Education Partnership ($764,102) (TDLEG 2019-22)
  • Applying Socratic Method in Peer Learning ($99,950) (TDLEG 2016-19)
  • A Comprehensive Analysis of Different Types of UGFN1000 Micro-Modules: From Users’ and Developers’ Perspectives ($150,000) (MMCD 2017-18)
  • Roles of Micro-Modules Implementation in a Blended Learning Environment of UGFN1000 ($150,000) (MMCD 2016-17)
  • Virtual Experiential Learning for General Education Foundation Programme ($401,470) (TDLEG 2016-19)
  • Effects and Risks on Micro-module Implementation in UGFN1000 ($150,000) (MMCD 2015-16)


As co-I:

  • Evaluation of the Revision of the General Education Foundation Programme ($1,355,768) (TDLEG 2022-25)
  • Engaging Students as Partners with Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) ($1,434,000) (TDLEG 2019-22) 
  • Developing Micro-modules for Virtual Reality Experience in UGFN1000 ($100,000) (MMCD 2017-18) 
  • Integration and enhancement of the existing micro-modules platforms for UGFN1000 classroom flipping ($100,000) (MMCD 2017-18)
  • Micro-modules for UGFN1000 Classroom Flipping – Part 2 ($100,000) (MMCD 2016-17) 
  • Micro-Modules of Reflective Journal Writing for University General Education Foundation Programme ($419,000) (TDLEG 2016-19) 
  • Micro-modules for UGFN1000 classroom flipping ($90,400) (MMCD 2015-16)
  • Supplementary courseware for non-science students studying UGFN 1000 ($94,000) (MMCD 2014-15)
  • An e-Learning App for Self-evaluation and Understanding Class Texts ($85,000) (CDG 2013-14)
  • Online interactive learning resources for the General Education Foundation Programme ($400,000) (TDLEG 2012-15)