Dr. Karen Mak 麥嘉慧博士 received both her B.Sc. in Biology and Ph.D. in Chemistry at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her experties lies in enzyme-based biosensors for environmental and food analysis. Karen has wide experience in teaching subjects from general science to master level bioanalytical chemistry over the last fifteen years. She taught chemistry in National University of Singapore before returning to work in Hong Kong. She has been teaching Common Core courses as a lecturer at HKU. Before the current position, Karen taught in Hong Kong Baptisit University and The Education University of Hong Kong (former HK Institute of Education).
Karen has strong commitment to science communication. She appears occasionally on TV programmes e.g. 真係好科學, 學是學非 and various media outlets. She also has her own YouTube channel explaining everyday life science. Recently Karen translated a science cartoon book titled 卡通生物科技 (from English to Chinese) originally published by Springer. More recently, she has been involved in an EDB funded project developing STEM activities for secondary school students with her colleagues.