Research Centers

Centre for Cell and Developmental Biology
Established in 2008, the center provides state-of-the-art facility to support research in cell and developmental biology.
Centre for Novel Biomaterials
Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function
The research centre aims at investigating the fundamentals of important biological processes, with potential applications in biotechnology such as increasing crop yields, prevention of human diseases and developing biofuels.

Food Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Being the first university Food Research Centre (FRC) in Hong Kong, it not only responds timely to the concerns of food safety and nutritional issues in Hong Kong, China and the region, but also be an one-stop research centre for all facets of basic and contract research on foods consumed or produced in Hong Kong.
Simon FS Li Marine Science Laboratory
The Simon FS Li Marine Science Laboratory is well-equipped for field and laboratory research in marine biology. Current research interests include but are not limited to ecology, evolution, conservation, genomics, ecotoxicology and biotechnology, from marine microorganisms to eukaryotes.

The Centre for Protein Science and Crystallography
The Centre for Protein Science and Crystallography has been established in 2005, which houses the first state-of-the-art crystallographic setup in Hong Kong for high resolution protein structure determination.
The Hong Kong Bioinformatics Centre
The Hong Kong Bioinformatics Centre, found in 1998, is the first bioinformatics research centre in Hong Kong. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, the centre is involved in different biomedical research projects, such as studies on the various human pathogens: H. pylori, S. pneumonia, and M. tuberculosis
UGC-AoE Centre for Plant & Agricultural Biotechnology
UGC-AoE Centre for Plant & Agricultural Biotechnology, established in 2000 and obtained over HK$63M funding, aims to help develop Hong Kong's high technology industry and to help meet the world's increasing demands of food and healthcare products in the 21st century. This will be accomplished through innovative approaches and utilization of biotechnology to generate high-valued agricultural and health products, to invent and transfer new technologies, and to train skilled technologists.