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Programme Director' s Message

Thanks for reading the Biochemistry website. 

Our Department was established in 1971. Over the years, we have established a strong programme in research and teaching. Major research activities in the Department include: genomics and bioinformatics, protein science, molecular cell biology, neuroscience and nutrition and natural products. Our Centre for Protein Science and Crystallography is a leading research centre for protein research. It contains the state-of-the-art equipment from protein purification to 3D structural analysis and biochemical and biophysical studies.

Our teaching programmes include B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry. In our undergraduate training, we aim at providing the highest quality of teaching of Biochemistry which enables the students to possess, when graduate, critical thinking, proactive and responsible attitude, efficient communication skills, a mastery of the skills of the latest technologies, a solid background in biochemistry with training in a specific area of research.

Besides teaching our major students, we also jointly organize teaching programmes in Food and Nutritional Sciences, Environmental Science and Molecular Biotechnology with other Departments. 

Biochemistry has led to many new discoveries and techniques that have revolutionized the concept of life and the applications of biological principles. Our Department is committed to contribute significantly in the generation of new knowledge and in training of our younger generations on these new and exciting developments, for the benefit of Hong Kong, China and the world.
 
P.C. Shaw Ph.D.
Professor