Degree Programmes> M.Phil. & Ph.D.> Admission> Research Areas

(A) Cancer Research

Principle Investigator

Biochemical changes induced by cancer promoters [ Prof. J Ho ]
Cytokines and growth factors in cancer treatment [ Prof. KN Leung ]
Mechanisms of peroxisome proliferator-induced liver cancer [ Prof. ST Lee ]
Mitochondria as regulators of cell death [ Prof. SK Kong ]
Photodynamic activities of phthalocyanine derivatives [ Prof. WP Fong ]
(B) Cell Biology
Characterization of cardiac derivatives of embryonic stem cells [ Prof. SY Tsang ]
(C) Environmental Biochemistry
Metal binding proteins [ Prof. KM Chan ]
Selenium, potassium and calcium and metal contaminations in fishes [ Prof. KM Chan ]
(D) Enzymology
Enzyme structure and mechanism [ Prof. PC Shaw ]  [ Prof. J Wang ]
  [ Prof. J Ho ]  [ Prof. WP Fong ]
Immobilized enzyme [ Prof. J Wang ]  [ Prof. WK Tsang ]
Proteases in health and diseases [ Prof. J Ho ]  
(E) Food and Nutrition 
Antioxidants and free radicals [ Prof. ZY Chen ]
Biochemistry of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids [ Prof. ZY Chen ]
Chemopreventive phytochemicals [ Prof. LK Leung ]
Diet and cholesterol metabolism [ Prof. ZY Chen ]
Nutrition surveys and interventions [ Prof. GS Guldan ]
Tea and cancer [ Prof. KN Leung ]
(F) Hormone Research 
Phytoestrogen research [ Prof. LK Leung ]
(G) Immunology  
Cytokines and haematopoiesis [ Prof. KN Leung ]
Immunopharmacology and immunotoxicology of natural products [ Prof. KN Leung ]
Tumour immunology [ Prof. KN Leung ]
(H) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 
Analysis of restriction enzymes and DNA methylases [ Prof. PC Shaw ]  
Biochemical and metabolic engineering of agricultural, pharmaceutical and industrial enzymes [ Prof. J Wang ]  [ Prof. WK Tsang ]
DNA fingerprinting technology [ Prof. PC Shaw ]  [ Prof. J Wang ]
Fungal genetics [ Prof. WK Tsang ]  
Gene expression in baculovirus [ Prof. KK Ho ]  
Gene knockout technology [ Prof. ST Lee ]  
Genetic engineering of human embryonic stem cells by lentivirus-mediated gene transfer techniques [ Prof. SY Tsang ]  
Malaria vaccine development [ Prof. KK Ho ]  
Marine biotechnology (applications of fish hormones and transgenic fish) [ Prof. KM Chan ]  
  [ Prof. KK Ho ]  
Structural biology [ Prof. PC Shaw ]  
Transgenic technology and applications in fruit fly [ Prof. HY Chan ]  
(I) Natural Products / Chinese Medicinal Materials  
Analysis of restriction enzymes and DNA methylases [ Prof. J Ho ]  
Bioactive natural products [Prof. WP Fong ]  
Biochemistry, pharmacology and protein engineering of ribosome inactivating proteins [ Prof. PC Shaw ]  
Molecular authentication of Chinese medicinal materials [ Prof. J Wang ]  [ Prof. PC Shaw ]
(J) Neurochemistry
Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases [ Prof. KF Lau ]
Molecular neurobiology [ Prof. SC Tsang ]
Neurochemistry of neurological and psychiatric illnesses [ Prof. SC Tsang ]
Neurogenetics and neurological disease modeling [ Prof. HY Chan ]
Neuropeptides and peptide receptors [ Prof. SC Tsang ]
(K) Reproductive Biochemistry
Fish reproductive physiology [ Prof. KM Chan ]
Hormonal effects on reproduction [ Prof. KM Chan ]
(L) Signal Transduction
Biochemistry of intracellular calcium [Prof. SK Kong ]
Signal transduction mechanisms in normal and leukemia cells [ Prof. KN Leung ]
(M) Toxicology 
Chemical carcinogenesis [ Prof. LK Leung ]  [ Prof. ST Lee ]
  [ Prof. J Ho ]  
Cytochrome P450 [ Prof. ST Lee ]  
Genotoxicity testing [ Prof. KM Chan ]