Facilities and Services

State-of-the-art BSL-3 laboratories and animal facilities are available for researchers to conduct microbiological, virological and epidemiological studies.

The Centre for Comparative Medicine Research (CCMR) is an AAALAC International accredited service centre responsible for the breeding of specific pathogen free laboratory animals for research and teaching, and promotion of humane care and responsible usage of laboratory animals in the University.

CCMR Homepage

The Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (CPOS) was established to further strengthen the provision and development of cutting-edge technological platforms and support/services for researchers.  It reinforces research and training components to complement the surge in multi-omics big data.

CPOS Homepage

Organisational Chart
Bioinformatics Core
Biobank Core
Bio-reagent Core
Genomics Core
Imaging and Flow Cytometry Core
Proteomics and Metabolomics Core

The University of Hong Kong Clinical Trials Centre (HKU-CTC) is an academic clinical research organisation authorised as the central platform for management and coordination of clinical studies under HKU and its affiliated teaching hospital, Queen Mary Hospital.

CTC Homepage

The Biostatistics and Clinical Research Methodology Unit supports the Faculty's research activities in by providing expert advice on biostatistics and clinical research methodology.  The Unit also provides statistical consultancy to public bodies and private companies.

Bioinformatics Consultation Service
Biostatistics and Clinical Research Methodology Unit (Frequently Asked Questions)

The Molecular Imaging and Medical Cyclotron Centre and its partners committed to supporting researchers within and outside of the LKS Faculty of Medicine to conduct high quality basic and translational research by providing state-of-the-art medical and molecular imaging services.

MicroPET-MRI Lab
Cyclotron Lab

The Faculty currently has four State Key Laboratories (SKLs) recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, which partner with and work closely alongside SKLs in Mainland China.

Partner State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (co-host with HKU Faculty of Social Sciences)
State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases
State Key Laboratory of Liver Research

The Transgenic Core Facility (CCMR-TCF), being a part of the CCMR, supports the Faculty in research by preserving valuable transgenic mouse lines through embryo/sperm cryopreservation, re-derivation and rescue of mouse colonies using assisted reproductive technology, and generating novel transgenic and gene targeted mice for researchers to study various disease models. The mission of TCF is to provide an efficient centralised service to support HKU’s cutting-edge research involving genetically modified animals.

Facility Information

The School of Public Health has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control.  The designation of HKU School of Public Health as a WHO CC is the first of such kind at the University.

Centre Information

The Centre of Influenza Research at HKU is one of 12 laboratories worldwide designated as a WHO H5 reference laboratory.  Its mandate is to provide international reference laboratory services and training on H5 and other animal influenza viruses with zoonotic potential, to provide WHO with data and risk assessment relevant to such zoonotic threats and advice on selection of relevant viruses for pre-pandemic vaccine development. 

Laboratory Information