Date: 12 - 14 December, 2016
Venue: Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
[ Online Registration]
Invited Speakers

David Erickson

DNA4 Technologies, USA.

De-Zhu Li
Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Gunter Fischer
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong SAR.

Ikhlas Khan
National Center for Natural Products Research, Mississippi, USA.

Karl Wah-Keung Tsim
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR.

Madasamy Parani
SRM University, India.

Monique Simmonds
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK.

Natalia Ivanova
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada.

Pete Hollingsworth

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK.

Shuangcheng Ma
Institute for Control of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Ethnic Medicine, National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, China

Shilin Chen
Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China.

Areas covered

1. Molecular authentication techniques for herbal material.

2. DNA barcodes --- development and application on herbs and products.

3. Genomic sequencing and applications.

4. Utilization of genetic information for conservation of herbal material

5. Application of genomic information for the development and utilization of medicinal plant resources.

6. DNA databases for information storage and analysis of herbal material.


To register for the seminar, please fill out and submit the online registration form:

Online Registration Form

Once your registration has been submitted, we will send you an email acknowledgement with our "Registration Reference number" for receiving your application.


Organizing Committee:

Chairperson: Pang-Chui Shaw (Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine, School of Life Sciences, Institute of Chinese Medicine, CUHK)

Co-chair: Karl Wah-Keung Tsim (Centre for Chinese Medicine R & D and Division of Life Science, HKUST)

Members: David Tai-Wai Lau (Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium, School of Life Sciences, CUHK), Stanley Cheung (Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine, CUHK), Clara Bik-San Lau (Institute of Chinese Medicine, CUHK), Kenneth Chi-Fai Leung (School of Life Sciences, CUHK)



Dr. Stanley Cheung
Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine
Tel: (852)9289 7939
Fax: (852)2603 7246



(1) Map of Hong Kong - [ website ]

(2) The Chinese University of Hong Kong

(3) Direction to Royal Park Hotel

(4) Direction to Hyatt Regency Shatin.


Accommodation Information:

1. Royal Park Hotel
Brief description
Reservation form

2. Hyatt Regency Shatin
Brief description
Reservation forms:
Room only rate
; Room with Breakfast(s) rate

3. On-campus accommodation (Update: Fully booked)
Brief description
Detail information


Weather in Hong Kong

During December, Hong Kong winters are mild with low humidity at about 70 per cent. Most of the time it's comfortably cool. A good, warm coat or overcoat is recommended.
Weather data in
Dec: Avg. Temp (°C): 18
Avg Rain Days: 4
Tours Information: Hong Kong and Macau

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30 , 2016 (Last call)

Registration Deadline: November 30 , 2016 (Last call)

Instructions for Payment

Fee for the Registration* and Banquet* will be charged, please kindly indicate your Registered Reference number,and your name with your payment.

The Fee information can be viewed here.

For the payment of the Registration and Banquet fee, it should be done by one of the following methods:

  1. Make crossed cheques (HKD or USD) payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong". Write your name and our Registered Reference number at the back of your cheque. Please send the cheque and completed reply slip to:

    International Conference 2016 (c/o Ms. Celia Poon)
    School of Life Sciences,
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Room 132, Science Centre North Block,
    Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong.

  2. Credit Cards by email/post. We accept VISA and MASTERCARD . Please send the credit card details by email/post. Please fill in your Credit Card information in the reply slip, print it, sign it, and email to Dr. Stanley Cheung at or send mail to the above mailing address.

* Fee of registration and banquet will be waived for some participants. Details will be shown in the acknowlegement email.

Abstract submission:

All abstracts in PDF format must be submitted online at this link.
We would appreciate if you would also provide WORD format through the upload page.
recommended you to follow the structure of the abstract as follows (SPECIMEN ABSTRACT*):

Recommended structure of the abstract:
1) Our Registration Reference Number
2) Title
3) Author/s
4) Affiliation/s
5) E-mail address of the presenting author and corresponding author also if different
6) Main text (no more than 250 words)



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