About the Division

The mission of the Division of Life Science is to facilitate the advancement of both research and education in the field of biological sciences. The research covers a broad range of specialized disciplines including cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, structural biology and biochemistry.

A stimulating and challenging learning environment is provided for students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels not only in the classroom, but also in the laboratory and in numerous experiential activities that incorporate academic knowledge and real-world experiences. It is also dedicated to the wide dissemination and application of research findings that have tremendous impacts on society in regional and international arenas.

At a Glance
as of Sep 2020
Faculty Members
Undergraduate Students
Postgraduate Students
Undergraduate Programs
Postgraduate Programs

Division Administration
Zhenguo WU
Acting Head and Professor
(852) 2358 8704
Research Interests
  • Cellular Regulation and Signaling
  • Cancer Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
  • Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry
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