Research in BMS

Mission

To become a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on Biomedical Sciences with focus on cancer biology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, biotherapy and nanomedicine, and infectious diseases and immunity.

Objectives

  1. To provide cutting-edge technology and friend-environment for equipping students (BSc, MSc and PhD) with independent thinking, creativity, practical skills, and problem-solving abilities to meet the demands of and contribute to society and the modern knowledge-based economy.
  2. To carry out internationally-competitive research and promote interdisciplinary collaborations to understand fundamental mechanisms of biological processes, and to translate new discoveries and inventions into novel diagnostics and therapeutics for human diseases.

Research Focus

The research focus of the Department includes cancer biology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, biotherapy and nanomedicine, and infectious diseases and immunity. Our members have strong record in obtaining competitive external grants such as GRF/ECS, CRF, NSFC, HMRF, and MOST 973 project.

  • Neuroscience: Employing a full range of modern neuroscience techniques from molecular genetics to advanced physiological tools and preclinical animal models, and leveraging the inter-disciplinary collaborations in the Center of Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology, to systemically study fundamental mechanisms of neurobiology including sensory perception, brain homeostasis, neural circuitry and networks, learning and memory, neurodegeneration and regeneration, and neuron-glia interactions.
  • Cancer Biology: Integrating multidisciplinary approaches including molecular and cell biology, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and biomaterials and nanotechnology to understand fundamental mechanisms of cancer biology, and to develop novel tools for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The specific topics include cancer stem cells, cancer microenvironment, cell migration and metastasis, epigenetics, microRNA and exosomes, cell signaling and regulatory networks, and precision cancer medicine.
  • Regenerative Medicine: Using innovative and comprehensive approaches in cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and biomaterials and nanotechnology to generate, synthesize, engineer and enhance human tissues and organs for treatment of human diseases. The specific topics include heart regeneration, neuron and nerve regeneration, retinal regeneration, and hematopoietic regeneration.
  • Biotherapy and Nanomedicine: Leveraging our expertise in gene and cell therapy, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, genome editing, immunology, bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, and nanotechnology for the discovery of disease-related genes and proteins as biomarkers and drug targets, and to develop novel molecular diagnostics, biotherapies, and nanomedicine for detecting and treating human diseases.
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunity: Supporting the University’s One-Health Initiative and collaborating with SVM to develop research programs in host-pathogen interactions, immunity, antibiotics resistance, virus and bacteria virulence, and epidemiology on infectious pathogens between humans and animals.

Research Areas

List of Faculty Members by Research Areas:

Technology Platforms

Physiology & Systems Biology Molecular & Cellular Biology Chemical Biology & Nanotechnology
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Prof. Ying Li
Prof. Jan Schnupp
Dr Terrence C. K. Lau
Dr Temy M. Y. Mok
Dr Jianbo Yue
Dr Kiwon Ban
Dr Geoffrey C. Y. Lau
Dr Youngjin Lee
Dr Xin Wang
Dr Sungchil Yang
Dr Liang Zhang
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Dr Mingliang He
Dr Terrence C. K. Lau
Dr Eddie C. H. Ma
Dr Temy M. Y. Mok
Dr Jianbo Yue
Dr Kui Ming Chan
Dr Rebecca Y. M. Chin
Dr Xin Deng
Dr Jin Young Kim
Dr Geoffrey C. Y. Lau
Dr Youngjin Lee
Dr Jiahai Shi
Dr Wenjun Xiong
Dr Liang Zhang
Dr Zongli Zheng
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Prof. Ying Li
Dr Terrence C. K. Lau
Dr Xin Deng
Dr Gigi P. C. Lo
Dr Xi Yao

Translation Potentials

Molecular & Cell Diagnostics Molecular & Cell Therapeutics Nanomedicine
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Dr Hon Yeung Cheung
Dr Terrence C. K. Lau
Dr Temy M. Y. Mok
Dr Rebecca Y. M. Chin
Dr Minh Le
Dr Xin Wang
Dr Xi Yao
Dr Liang Zhang
Dr Zongli Zheng
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Prof. Ying Li
Dr Hon Yeung Cheung
Dr Mingliang He
Dr Eddie C. H. Ma
Dr Temy M. Y. Mok
Dr Kiwon Ban
Dr Rebecca Y. M. Chin
Dr Xin Deng
Dr Linfeng Huang
Dr Jin Young Kim
Dr Geoffrey C. Y. Lau
Dr Minh Le
Dr Gigi P. C. Lo
Dr Jiahai Shi
Dr Wenjun Xiong
Dr Zongli Zheng
Dr Sungchil Yang
Dr Liang Zhang
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Prof. Ying Li
Dr Eddie C. H. Ma
Dr Temy M. Y. Mok
Dr Kiwon Ban
Dr Linfeng Huang
Dr Gigi P. C. Lo
Dr Xi Yao

Targeted Areas

Neuroscience Cancer Biology Regenerative Medicine Biotherapy & Nanomedicine Infectious Diseases & Immunity
Prof. Jufang He
Prof. Ying Li
Prof. Jan Schnupp
Dr Eddie C. H. Ma
Dr Jin Young Kim
Dr Geoffrey C. Y. Lau
Dr Youngjin Lee
Dr Wenjun Xiong
Dr Sungchil Yang
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Dr Hon Yeung Cheung
Dr Mingliang He
Dr Terrence C. K. Lau
Dr Jianbo Yue
Dr Rebecca Y. M. Chin
Dr Minh Le
Dr Xin Wang
Dr Liang Zhang
Dr Zongli Zheng
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Dr Eddie C. H. Ma
Dr Kiwon Ban
Dr Jiahai Shi
Dr Wenjun Xiong
Prof. Michael M. Yang
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng
Prof. Jufang He
Dr Mingliang He
Dr Eddie C. H. Ma
Dr Temy M. Y. Mok
Dr Jianbo Yue
Dr Kiwon Ban
Dr Linfeng Huang
Dr Jiahai Shi
Dr Wenjun Xiong
Dr Mingliang He
Dr Terrence C. K. Lau
Dr Jianbo Yue
Dr Xin Deng
Dr Linfeng Huang