Date: 2 - 5 December, 2018
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong

Invited Speakers

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

Lianming Gao
Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Pete Hollingsworth
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK.

Caroline Howard
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)
, UK

Edwin van Huis
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands.

Zhengfei Lu
Herbalife Nutrition, USA.

Steven Newmaster
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

Madasamy Parani
SRM University, India.

Monique Simmonds
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK.

Tae-Jin Yang
Seoul National University, Korea.

Sasaki Yohei
Kanazawa University, Japan

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. Conservation and biodiversity study of herbal material.

5. Application and Standardization 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:

Prof. Pang
Chui Shaw
Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine, School of Life Sciences, Institute of Chinese Medicine,The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Stanley Chun Kai Cheung
Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Clara Bik San Lau
Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. David Tai Wai Lau
Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Kenneth Chi Fai Leung
School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Karl Wah Keung Tsim
Centre for Chinese Medicine R & D and Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.



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

Ms. Mavis Yik
Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine
Tel: (852)62093118
Fax: (852)2603 7246



(1) Map of Hong Kong - [ website ]

(2) Direction to Courtyard by Marriott HK Shatin



Accommodation Information:

I. Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel
1. Booking link
2. Booking form

II. Royal Park Hotel
1. Booking form


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: October 31 , 2018 (Wed)

Registration Deadline: October 31 , 2018 (Wed)

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 2018 (c/o Ms. Alice Poon)
    School of Life Sciences,
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    G89, Science Centre South 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 Ms. Mavis Yik 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)

Conference Travel Awards:

1) Details
2) Application form



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