Li Ka Shing Medical Sciences Building
The establishment of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences (LiHS) is an initiative undertaken by CUHK Medicine with a generous donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation. Its aim is to provide an environment conducive to cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovation in the biomedical sciences.
Opened in September 2007, the Institute is housed inside the 11-storey Li Ka Shing Medical Sciences Building. To date, more than 450 research personnel are working in the building, where important facilities like Biomedical Computing Centre, Molecular Biology Core Facilities and Cell Biology Core Facilities, are located.
There are two main research areas, namely “Diseases and Pathobiology” which includes Asian Cancers, Digestive Diseases, Vascular Medicine, Diabetes and Obesity, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Molecular Microbiology, Inflammatory Diseases, Neuroscience, Reproduction and Development; and “New Technologies” which covers Molecular Diagnostics, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Non-coding RNAs and Cellular Signaling.
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