Sydney Tang graduated from the University of Hong Kong and has obtained MD and PhD degrees at the University of Hong Kong. He has undergone training in basic science research in nephrology at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington. He is currently Chair Professor of Renal Medicine and Yu Endowed Professor in Nephrology at The University of Hong Kong. His research interests range from basic to clinical sciences including the role of renal tubular cells in diabetic and proteinuric nephropathies, and the treatment of IgA nephropathy. He has published over 200 journal articles and 25 textbook chapters, edited one book, and is on the Editorial Boards of a number of nephrology journals including Kl, CJASN, NDT, American Journal of Nephrology, Nephrology, and Journal of Nephrology. He serves the Hong Kong College of Physicians as Chairman for Basic Training, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh as International Advisor. He is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, Executive member of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, and the North and East Asia Regional Board of the International Society of Nephrology. He is also on the Meetings Committee of the International Society of Nephrology. He has been invited to deliver lectures at many national and international meetings including the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week and the World Congress of Nephrology.