Research Areas

Molecular Chinese Medicine Laboratory

Can we explain the actions of Chinese medicine in a scientific way?

Is the combination of Western and Chinese medicine better and safer?

Research Areas

  • Natural product chemistry and cell signalling
  • Mechanisms underlying the biological effects of medicinal herbs
  • Development of technology platform (high throughout and high content analysis) for natural products and traditional Chinese medicine research
  • Drug Discovery: Applying a combination of molecular techniques for the purification and identification of bioactive molecules in medicinal herbs
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of biologically active components with therapeutic interest from traditional Chinese medicine
  • Biology of interferon and cytokines in microbial infections - signalling pathways and gene regulation (e.g. HIV, mycobacterium and other pathogens)

Contact Person(s)

Professor GCF Chan
Tel: (852) 2255 4481
Email: gcfchan@hku.hk