Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429423

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Bee Luan Khoo is currently an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Dr. Khoo got her Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore, working on tumor models for prognosis evaluation. As a senior postdoctoral associate in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, she developed microfluidic-based tools for rare cell detection.

Now Dr. Khoo's research group is focusing on detecting, prognosis, and characterization of disease heterogeneity using multidisciplinary techniques, including the design and utilization of microfluidic devices for personalized cancer management and evaluation. Dr. Khoo has authored more than 63 articles in top journals such as Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering Journal, Small, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Science Advances, Nature Protocols, etc., and held 11 patents pending or granted.

Dr. Khoo was awarded the Young Investigator national grant award by the National Medical Research Council and the Young Investigator award to support projects in disease detection via the Interstellar Initiative, funded by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr Khoo's team was award 2x Silver at the recent International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (“IEIG”). She is also the recipient of Innovators under 35 (Asia; MIT Technology Review) for her work on microfluidic devices with direct clinical relevance.

Apart from research, Dr Khoo and her team are also actively seeking opportunities to encourage young people to enter the field of biomedical engineering through the implementation of the Gifted and Talented Program schemes organized by the Education Bureau and received the CENG Outstanding Teaching Award for her efforts.


Postdoc (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology)
PhD (National University of Singapore)
BS (Nanyang Technological University)

Research Interests/Areas

Microfluidic Systems

Disease Management

Liquid biopsy

Personalised disease management


““The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (“IEIG”)” ” Swiss Federal Government, the State, the City of Geneva and WIPO. Silver 

CENG Outstanding Teaching Award

Interstellar Initiative Young Investigator award, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and the New York Academy of Sciences

MIT Technology Review, Innovators under 35

Young Investigator Award, NMRC

Editor or Editorial Membership

Reviewer Board Member, Cancers

Review Editor, Frontiers in Digital Health