Li DU, Stephen

Assistant Professor

(853) 8822 4733
OfficeE32 – 2046
AddressFaculty of Law (FLL),
University of Macau, E32,
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China.
Office HoursTuesday 15h00 ~ 17h00
Thursday 15h00 ~ 17h00


Professor Li Du joined University of Macau, Faculty of Law in January 2016. His teaching and research interests include international law, health law, biotechology law and policy.

Professor Du graduated from Wuhan University, China with dual Bachelor Degrees in both law and clinic medicine in 2005, and received Doctoral Degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Canada in 2014. His PhD research was on the legal and ethical issues associated with genetic-technology-assisted agricultural products, and focused specifically on the labeling regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Professor Du’s research interests have also touched upon legal, ethical, and social issues related to other cutting edge biotechniques, e.g., stem cell research and clinical application, medical tourism, genetic testing and gene patents, etc. He was a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Health Law and Policy Programme fellow and sit on Trainee Communications Committee of Stem Cell Network. Before he joined the University of Macau, he worked with Health Law Institute, University of Alberta as a Research Associate and Genome Alberta (GAB) as a GE3LS coordinator.



Selected Publications

    Book Chapters

  • Chapters 5 and 7 in GUO Yujun et al., Commercial Arbitration – Case study and Practice (in Chinese), Wuhan University Press, 2009.
  • Chapter 1 in GUO Yujun et al., Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Context of International Laws and Comparative laws (in Chinese), Wuhan University Press, 2011

    Journal Articles

  • Li Du, Kalina Kamenova and Timothy Caulfield, The Gene Patent Controversy on Twitter: A Case Study of Twitter Users’ Responses to the CHEO Lawsuit against Long QT Gene Patents, BMC Medical Ethics, Vo. 16(1):55, 2015. (SSCI)
  • Maeghan Toews, Li DU, et al., Inter-Jurisdictional Comparison of Professional Regulations as a Tool to Address Stem Cell Tourism, Alberta Health Law Review, Vol. 22:3, 2014.
  • Li Du, GMO Labeling and the Consumer’s Right to Know: A Comparative Review of Legal Basis of the Consumer’s Right for Genetically Modified Food  Labeling, McGill Journal of Law and Health, Vol. 8, 2014.
  • Ubaka Ogbogu, Li Du, et al, Policy Recommendations for Addressing Privacy Challenges Associated with Cell-based Research and Interventions, BMC Medical Ethics, Vol. 15:7, 2014. (SSCI)
  • Li Du and Christen Rachul, A Brief Review on Chinese Informed   Consent, Alberta Health Law Review, Vol. 21: 2, 2013.
  • Ubaka Ogbogu, Li Du, Christen Rachul, Lisa Belanger, Timothy Caulfield, Chinese Newspaper Coverage of (Unproven) Stem Cell Therapies and Their Providers, Stem Cell Review and Reports, Vol.9: 2, 2013. (SCI)
  • Li Du and Christen Rachul, Chinese Newspaper Coverage of Genetically Modified Organisms,BMC Public Health, 12:326, 2012. (SCI)
  • Li Du and Guo Yujun, ADR for the Settlement of Medical-Malpractice Damage Dispute (in Chinese), Law Review(法学评论), Vol. 2, 2010. (CSSCI)