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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) aims to understand the pathogenesis of several types of cancers and fabricate drugs to combat them, a Drug Development Platform is established to generate new drug targets for commercialization;
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (MCCB) focuses on structure-based and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to examine the therapeutic effects of cancer drugs and traditional Chinese medicinal herbs;
  • Food Safety and Technology (FST) aims to identify, preserve/package and promote the use of beneficial ingredients in food to improve health as well as to study the effects of food-borne toxins and heavy metals on human health, a Food Safety & Technology Research Centre is established to serve as a hub of food safety in Hong Kong;
  • Materials and Sustainable Chemistry (MSC) focuses on efficient renewable energy conversion and storage for sustainable development aligning with industrial interests and the Hong Kong government's Smart City Initiative

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