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Payton Yau

Payton Yau

Research Fellow

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Payton (Tung On) Yau is a Research Fellow in the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre, School of Science and Technology. He conduct variety of research projects in bioinformatics, meta-analysis and biomedical sciences.

Career overview

After joining the Institute of Digestive Disease at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for his research in colorectal cancer screening (2011-2014), Payton joined John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre at Nottingham Trent University initially focusing on systems biology and later concentrate on epigenetics and inflammations in variety of colonic diseases.

Research areas

External activity

Payton serves as a reviewer in several peer review journals


Precision Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Now and The Future. TO Yau. JGH Open (2019)

Metagenomic analysis of faecal microbiome as a tool towards targeted non-invasive biomarkers for colorectal cancer. J Yu, Q Feng, SH Wong, D Zhang, Q Liang, Y Qin, L Tang, H Zhao, J Stenvang, Y Li, X Wang, X Xu, N Chen, WKK Wu, J Al-Aama, HJ Nielsen, P Kiilerich, BAH Jensen, TO Yau, Z Lan, H Jia, J Li, L Xiao, TYT Lam, SC Ng, A SL Cheng, VWS Wong, FKL Chan, X Xu, H Yang, L Madsen, C Datz, H Tilg, J Wang, N Brünner, K Kristiansen, M Arumugam, JJY Sung, Jun Wang. Gut. (2017) [PMID: 26408641]

microRNA-20a in human faeces as a non-invasive biomarker for colorectal cancer. TO Yau, CW Wu, CM Tang, Y Chen, J Fang, Y Dong, Q Liang, SSM Ng, FKL Chan, JJY Sung, J Yu. British Journal of Cancer. (2016) [PMID: 26621842]

microRNA-221 and microRNA-18a identification in stool as potential biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma. TO Yau, CW Wu, Y Dong, SSM Ng, FKL Chan, JJY Sung, J Yu. British Journal of Cancer. (2014) [PMID: 25233396]

Identification of microRNA-135b in stool as a potential noninvasive biomarker for colorectal cancer and adenoma. CW Wu, SC Ng, Y Dong, L Tian, SS Ng, WW Leung, WT Law, TO Yau , FKL Chan, JJY Sung, J Yu. Clinical Cancer Research (2014) [PMID: 24691020]

Epigenetic dysregulation in Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma: disease and treatments. TO Yau, C-M Tang, J Yu. World Journal of Gastroenterology. (2014) [PMID: 24914366]

Integrative Identification of EBV-associated Variations at Genomic, Epigenomic and Transcriptomic Levels in Gastric Cancer. Q Liang, X Yao, S Tang, TO Yau, X Li, CM Tang, W Kang, JW Li, TF Chan, R Xing, Y Lu, KW Lo, N Wong, KF To, C Yu, FKL Chan, JJY Sung, J Yu. Gastroenterology. [PMID: 25173755]

CXCL10 Plays a Key Role as an Inflammatory Mediator and a Non-invasive Biomarker of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis. X Zhang, J Shen, K Man, ESH Chu, TO Yau, JCY Sung, MYY Go, J Deng, L Lu, VWS Wong, JJY Sung, G Farrell, J Yu. Journal of Hepatology. (2014) [PMID: 25048951]

Management of chronic hepatitis B infection: Current treatment guidelines, challenges, and new developments. C-M Tang, TO Yau, J Yu. World Journal of Gastroenterology. (2014) [PMID: 24876747]