Research Projects
Chinese Medicine for the Treatment of Obesity and Diabetic Mellitus

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

This projects aims to understand the role of Chinese medicine formula in the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes and their complications in the context of immune and gut microbiota interaction. We target on the systematic interaction of gut-immune system, as well as gut-adipose tissue in animals and patients under the treatment of Chinese Medicine formula to elaborate the holistic content of the pharmacological action of Chinese Medicine in these metabolic diseases.

Professor YB Feng, School of Chinese Medicine


For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project 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]/URIS 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

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.