Hongzhe Sun obtained his Ph.D from the University of London in 1996 (Birkbeck College). After postdoctoral work at the University of Edinburgh, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in 1998 where he is currently a professor of chemistry, and honorary professor of pharmacology and pharmacy. His research interests lie in metals in medicine and metal-protein interactions. He is the recipient of the NSFC Outstanding Young Scholar Award (2005) and Croucher Senior Research Fellow (2010). He is a series editor of Metallobiology (RSC) and serves on the editorial board of Metallomics, J. Inorg. Chem. and advisory board of J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. Prof. Sun's research interests are centered at metallodrugs and metalloproteins, chemical biology and metallomics/metalloproteomics. He has published over 150 papers in international journals including Angew. Chem., JACS, JBC and PNAS, and edited a book entitled “Biological chemistry of arsenic, antimony and bismuth” (Wiley & Sons, 2011).