Research Postgraduate Studies
Molecular Chinese Medicine Laboratory

Molecular Chinese Medicine Laboratory

Research Questions

  • Can we explain the actions of Chinese medicine in a scientific way?
  • Is the combination of Western and Chinese medicine better and safer?
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Research Areas

1. Natural Product Chemistry and Cell Signalling


2. Mechanisms Underlying the Biological Effects of Medicinal Herbs


3. Development of Technology Platform (High Throughout and High Content Analysis) For Natural Products and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research


4. Drug Discovery: Applying A Combination of Molecular Techniques for The Purification and Identification of Bioactive Molecules in Medicinal Herbs


5. Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Biologically Active Components with Therapeutic Interest from Traditional Chinese Medicine


6. Biology of Interferon and Cytokines in Microbial Infections - Signalling Pathways and Gene Regulation (e.g. HIV, Mycobacterium And Other Pathogens)


Professor GCF Chan

Next Step?

For more information or to express interest to join the research areas, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the description. Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med] / RIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website.

General admission enquiries should be directed to

Our Students

A research student working in a laboratory.
Jane Smith (Example)

Country of origin: Name of country
Progress: PhD Year X
Supervisor: Dr AB Chan

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May 2021