The department at present has 18 full time academic staff. The department's teaching facilities are located in the Mong Man Wai Building and comprised of over 600 square metres of modernly furnished teaching laboratories. Research laboratories and facilities are located in the Mong Man Wai Building, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Science Centre and Centralized Sciences Laboratory Building.
In addition to the undergraduate and postgraduate programme in Biochemistry, the department also administers programmes in Environmental Science, Food and Nutritional Sciences and Molecular Biotechnology with other departments. The diversified background of the department offers a unique and comprehensive opportunity in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.