International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.





Senior Lecturer

Dr. Ka Tik Cheung is a senior lecturer in Tung Wah College since 2013. He has completed the doctoral degree in Microbiology and has several years of experience in the clinical laboratory. He has also acquired the license to practice which is certified by The Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Board. His research focuses on veterinary infectious disease and antibiotics susceptibility on companion animals. He is also actively involved in zoonotic disease research. He has been exposed to the field of veterinary science and be a member of Hong Kong Veterinary Nursing Association

Current Research

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Immunovirology

     Interested topics

  • Zoonotic Diseases 
  • Viral Diseases 
  • Dengue Virus 
  • Antimicrobial resistance


2018 – Member of Royal Society of Biology

2015- Hong Kong Veterinary Nursing Association


  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research, from 2016
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Zoonotic Diseases and Public Health, from 2017
  • Editorial board member, Cohesive Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Disease, from 2018
  • Editorial board member, Advances in Bioengineering and Biomedical Science Research, from 2018
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Microbiology and Pathology from 2018

Conference Organization

  • Moderator, 10th Annual Medical Microbiology Summit & Expo(2017)