Weng Kung Peng
Precision Medicine – Engineering
Weng Kung is a Research Group Leader (2017) at International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. His research group interest focuses on developing and translating technological innovations (e.g., NMR-based PoCT, machine learning) for rapid-phenotyping of ´molecular fingerprint´ of diseases (e.g., malaria, diabetes and hemoglobinopathies) using a single drop of blood.
Weng Kung received his bachelor degree in Theoretical Physics from University of Malaya, Malaysia (2003), and completed his PhD from Osaka University, Japan (2008). He then became a Junior Investigator at BioSyM-SMART, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by winning the highly competitive SMART Postdoctoral Fellowship and subsequently promoted to the role of Research Scientist.
He authored several seminal papers which appeared in Nature Medicine, Communications Biology, npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, Review of Scientific Instrumentation, and attracted worldwide press coverages (e.g., The Guardian, Nature). Weng Kung is the recipient of several awards such as Japan Ministry of Science and Technology Scholar, SMART MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship, and SMART MIT Technology Ignition. In 2014, Weng Kung was listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers – under the Category Healers, in recognition of his team disruptive technology. Top 100 Global Thinkers is an annual list published by Foreign Policy magazine recognizing the world’s pre-eminent thought leaders and public intellectuals, which among other recipients were Jennifer Doudna, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Ma.
- W.K. Peng*, L. Chen, B. Boehm & T.P. Loh.
Molecular Phenotyping of Oxidative Stress in Diabetes Mellitus with point-of-care NMR system
npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease 6, 11 (2020)
- W.K. Peng*, D. Lim, T.T. Ng & T.P. Loh.
Machine Learning assistive Rapid and Label-free Molecular Phenotyping in Hemoglobinopathies
Communications Biology 3, 535 (2020)
- Antoine Dupré, Ka-Meng Lei, Pui-In Mak, Rui P Martins, Weng Kung Peng*
Micro- and nanofabrication NMR technologies for point-of-care medical applications–A review
Microelectronic Engineering 209, 66 (2019)
- W.K. Peng*, T.F. Kong, C.S. Ng, et. al.,
Micromagnetic resonance relaxometry for rapid label-free malaria diagnosis
Nature Medicine 20, 1069-1073 (2014)
- W.K. Peng*, Chen, L. & J. Han
Development of miniaturized, portable magnetic resonance relaxometry system for point-of-care medical diagnosis
Review of Scientific Instruments 83, 095115 (2012)