Dr Matthew Sai-Pong HO (何世邦)

BSc (Hons.), MPhil (HK), PhD (Cologne), MBBS (HK)


Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong












(852) 2255-4482
(852) 2855-1523
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Room 115, 1/F, New Clinical Building
102 Pokfulam Road, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong




Research interest


Translational research in skeletal and neurobiological diseases




Principal investigator: Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. Seed Funding for Basic Research

Principal investigator: To understand the role of p63 in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma and other solid tumours. Startup research grant


Selected publications

  1. Ralf Müller, Henrik Struck, Matthew S.P. Ho, et al. (2012) Atropine-sensitive hippocampal theta oscillations are mediated by Cav2.3 R-type Ca2+ channels. Neuroscience 205: 125-139.
  2. Anju Vasudevan, Matthew S.P. Ho, Marco Weiergräber, et al. (2010) Basement membrane protein nidogen-1 shapes hippocampal synaptic plasticity and excitability.  Hippocampus 20(5):608-20.
  3. Michael A. Fox, Matthew S.P. Ho, Neil Smyth, et al. (2008) A synaptic nidogen: developmental regulation and role nidogen-2 at the neuromuscular junction.  Neural Development 3: 24.
  4. Matthew S.P. Ho, Kerstin Böse, Sharada Mokkapati, et al. (2008) Nidogens—extracellular matrix linker molecules.  Microscopy Research and Technique 71: 387-395.
  5. Matthew S.P. Ho, Kwok Yeung Tsang, Rebecca L.K. Lo, et al. (2007) COL10A1 nonsense and frame-shift mutations have a gain-of-function effect on the growth plate in human and mouse metaphyseal condrodysplasia type Schmid.  Human Molecular Genetics 16: 1201-1215.

Book chapter

Marco Weiergräber, Matthew S.P. Ho, Jurgen Hescheler and Toni Schneider (2009) “Radiotelemetric EEG recordings in small rodents - a powerful analytical tool in basic neurological research”.  Telemetry: Research, Technology and Applications. Editors: Diana Barculo and Julia Daniels. Nova Publishers Chapter 3, pp.57-94.



Tutor in Problem-Based Learning Programme

Tutor in Paediatric Clerkship


Clinical Service


Paediatrics in Queen Mary Hospital