The 2nd Retreat of the Max Planck-GIBH Centre for Regenerative Biomedicine and CUHK-MPI-GIBH Joint Symposium on Stem Cell and Molecular Medicine
(8 - 10 October 2018)
The 4th Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference
(5 – 7 December 2018)
SBS Postgraduate Research Day 2018
(8 – 9 November 2018)
6th Annual Symposium organized by the School of Life Sciences of Peking University
(22 - 23 September 2018)
SBS Christmas Party 2018
(13 December 2018)

About Us

Chairperson: Prof CHAN Wai Yee, Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences
Ex-officio Members:

Prof CHAN Man Lok Andrew, Associate Director (Development)

Prof CHAN Wood Yee Woody, Associate Director (Graduate Education)

Prof CHAN Sun On, Associate Director (Undergraduate Education)

Prof FUNG Kwok Pui, Associate Director (Academic Administration)

Prof HUANG Yu, Associate Director (Research)


Prof TSUI Kwok Wing Stephen, Professor

Prof SHUM Sau Wan Alisa, Associate Professor

Prof CHEUNG Chi Kwan Vincent, Assistant Professor

Dr LAU Sin Nga Ann, Senior Lecturer

Secretary: Mr CHAN Chi Ho, Senior Administrative Manager

Our Vision

The School of Biomedical Sciences aims to nurture physicians and other healthcare workers who are abreast of current biomedical advances and scientific investigators who have the ability to do cutting-edge research that will lead to alleviation of human suffering. We envision to become a world-recognized leader in selected research areas with particular relevance to Hong Kong and China.

Our Missions

  • To promote cutting-edge biomedical research through introduction of innovative technologies and collaboration among basic scientists of different disciplines.
  • To facilitate translational research by providing platforms that will enhance interdisciplinary collaboration among basic science investigators and clinicians.
  • To generate synergies in team teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To nurture the next generation of basic researchers and physician scientists in Hong Kong, China, Asia and around the world.

CHAN Wai Yee 2Through amalgamating the former four pre-clinical Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry (Medicine), Pharmacology and Physiology, the School of Biomedical Sciences was officially inaugurated on 8 January 2010 under the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since its formation, our School has put tremendous efforts and resources in promoting cutting-edge and translational research through interdisciplinary collaboration as well as quality graduate and undergraduate education.

Being the first of its kind in Hong Kong, our School has established three Thematic Research Programs (TRPs), namely:

Members of these three Programs, including those clinical Associate Members, have been supported by our Core Laboratories which provide state-of-the-art equipment and specialized technologies. The different theme-based seminars and the annual School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day are two of the examples showing our commitment to the pursuit of research excellence.

Similarly, we have placed great importance on the provision of quality teaching and learning environment to our graduate and undergraduate students. With the consolidation of teaching manpower, synergies in graduate and undergraduate teaching have been made possible. The MPhil-PhD in Biomedical Sciences Program admitted its first cohort of students in 2010-11. The establishment of the Teaching and Learning Unit and the annual School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Research Day are yet another two prominent examples showcasing our dedication to the quest of excellence in education. In the academic year 2016-17, our School will introduce the new BSc in Biomedical Sciences Programme with a view to nurturing young talents conversant with biomedical sciences knowledge and skills who can engage themselves upon graduation in multiple career paths such as scientific research, health system policy and management, or clinical, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and healthcare related professions.

To promote stronger academic and scientific collaboration with overseas universities and research institutes and to further broaden the international outlook of our investigators and students, we have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with a number of prestigious higher education and research institutions in the Mainland and overseas. Our School has also actively taken part in many outgoing and incoming visits to explore possible research and educational collaborations.

The different pages of this new website will give you more details on our School, including the profiles of our academic and teaching staff. Meanwhile, our SBS 5th Anniversary Booklet - Reminiscences of the First Quinquennium and other publications can give you more ideas on the efforts and achievements we have made so far in different domains. If you have any comments or need any information, please feel free to write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Wai-Yee CHAN, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Sciences &
Director, School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong