Tung Wah College - School of Medical and Health Sciences - Our Staff - Academic Staff - Prof. Savio Yim Tong SZETO Skip to Content
  • mail
  • blackboard
  • facebook
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • LinkedIn
  • WeChat
  • Search
  • PowerCampus
High Contrast
Font SizeDown Arrow

Down Arrow
Prof. Savio Yim Tong SZETO
Professor (Deputy Programme Leader of Forensic Biomedical Science)
Office: Room 1001A, 10/F, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building, 31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3190 6677
Fax: (852) 2783 8635
Professor Savio Szeto joined Tung Wah College in Jan 2023. He was the laboratory director of a spin off company of Hong Kong Baptist University and the senior scientific officer of Department of Chemistry, HKBU. He was also the laboratory manager of accredited laboratories in both Hong Kong and Macau. Professor Szeto has over 20 years of teaching experience in tertiary education. He took up adjunct positions at different universities, namely Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Macau University of Science and Technology and City University of Hong Kong. He was the programme leader at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Shatin) and associate professor at Macao Polytechnic Institute.
Professor Szeto has published over 60 refereed articles and his current research focuses on DNA protection by dietary antioxidants and environmental toxicology. He has supervised or co-supervised over 40 PhD or MSc students.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Fellow of Institute of Biomedical Science, UK
Fellow of Society of Biology, UK
Member of Royal Australian of Chemical Institute, CChem(A), Aus
Registered Medical Laboratory Technologists (Part 1), HK
Author Identifications
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1711-8510
ResearcherID: G-1074-2011
PhD (Biomedical Science), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
MSc (Biochemical Technology), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BGS, Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong
HD (Medical Laboratory Science), Hong Kong Polytechnic
Teaching Areas:
Chemical Skills for Forensic Science
Research Interests:
DNA damage and protection
Dietary antioxidants
Environmental toxicology
Publications (Selected) 

Szeto, Y.T., Ho, P.L.Y., Kong T.T.H.  Hemoglobin H disease and beta thalassemia major demonstrated higher leucocytic DNA damage. European Journal of Biology and Biotechnology (2021) 2(6) 26-28.

Szeto, Y.T., Chan C.Z.C. Association between thalassemia and leucocytic DNA damage: A pilot study. Journal of Basic and Applied Research in Biomedicine (2021) 7(1) 29-31.

Wang , X.X., Jiang, C.C., Szeto, Y.T., Li, H.K.; Yam, K.L., Wang, X.J. Effects of Dracontomelon duperreanum defoliation extract on Microcystis aeruginosa: physiological and morphological aspects. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2016) 23 (9) 8731-8740.

Wang, X.X., Huang, K.W., Gao, J.S., Szeto, Y.T., Jiang, C.C., Zhu, J., Zhang, J.S., Liu, J.Q. Effects on photosynthetic and antioxidant systems of harmful cyanobacteria by nanocrystalline Zn-MOF-FA. Science of the Total Environment (2021) 792: 148247.

Szeto, Y.T., Leucocytic DNA damage of racing and retired horses. European Journal of Biology and Biotechnology (2021) 2(3) 46-49.

Szeto, Y.T., Yeung H.Y. Association between diabetes mellitus and leucocytic DNA Damage. European Journal of Biology and Biotechnology (2021) 2(3) 7-10.

Gao J.S., Dong W.Y., Wang X.X., Szeto Y.T., Zhu J., Zhu J.C. Allelopathic activities of Spathiphyllum wallisii root extract on bloom-forming cyanobacterium (Microcystis aeruginosa). Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (2020) 29(5) 3465-3472.

Wang, X.X., Xiao Z.H., Jiang C.C., Wang, X.J, Szeto, Y.T. Evaluating the allelochemical effects of Syzygium cumini leaves extract on Microcystis aeruginosa by pulse-amplitude-modulated fluorometry and flow cytometry. Desalination and Water Treatment (2018) 133 Nov 220-226.

Wang, X.X., Szeto, Y.T., Jiang C.C., Wang, X.J. Effects of Litchi chinensis leaf litter extract on the growth, photosynthesis and metabolic activity in Microcystis aeruginosa. Allelopathy Journal (2018) 45(1) 65-76.

Szeto, Y.T., Lung, P.Y.Y., Ng, D.M.K. Blueberry/bilberry juice and blueberry fruit supplementation protects DNA. Asian Food Science Journal (2018) 2(1) 1-7.

Wang, X.X., Szeto, Y.T., Jiang C.C., Wang, X.J., Tao, Y., Tu, J.G., Chen, J. Effects of Dracontomelon Duperreanum Leaf Litter on the Growth and Photosynthesis of Microcystis aeruginosaBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2018) 100(5) 690-694.

Szeto, Y.T., Wong, K.S., Han, A., Kalle, W., Pak, S.C. DNA protective effect of ginseng and the antagonistic effect of Chinese turnip: a supplementation study. Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology (2016) 5(4) 331-334.

Szeto, Y.T , Lau, T.C.A. Commercial grape seed extract supplementation is able to diminish hydrogen peroxide mediated oxidative stress on human DNA: a pilot study. Journal of Advances in Food Science & Technology (2016) 3 (2) 65-69.


Tung Wah College Logo
King’s Park Campus
Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building,
31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Hong Kong
Mongkok Campus
Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building, 90A,
and Cheung Chin Lan Hong Building, 98,
Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Kwai Hing Campus
16/F, Tower 2,
Kowloon Commerce Centre,
51 Kwai Cheong Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
(852) 3190 6678