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Areas of Research

Our mission is to deliver high quality 'impactful research': projects that promote health and fight diseases.  We have employed multi-faceted strategies promoting interdisciplinary research efforts and the establishment of a vibrant as well as sustainable research environment to generate excellent research that positively impacts society and industry
  • Drug Discovery and Cancer (D&C): We aim to understand the pathogenesis of several cancer types and by doing so fabricate drugs to combat them. We have established a Drug Development Platform to generate new drugs for commercialization.

  • Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (SMC)We focus on structure to examine the therapeutic effects of anti-cancer drugs,  anti-microbial drugs,  and traditional Chinese medicinal herbs.

  • Chemical Biology and Healthcare (CBH)We focus to develop novel chemical entities and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to identify biomarker and mechanisms of disease.

  • Materials and Sustainable Chemistry (MSC): We focus on efficient renewable energy conversion and storage for sustainable development, aligning with industrial interests and the Hong Kong government's Smart City initiative.

  • Molecular Design for Functional Materials (MDFM): We focus on the development and optimisation of molecules and advanced nanomaterials for a wide range of applications including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, advanced electronics, and biomaterials.

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