Facts and Figures 2011

State Key Laboratories • State Key Laboratory in Oncology in South China (CUHK) Backed by a strong clinical base, the laboratory, established in 2006, conducts research into the early detection of cancers particularly prevalent in Asian populations, and seeks to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment. • State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (CUHK) The laboratory was established in 2008 with the mission of up-scaling China’s agricultural technology to increase agricultural productivity, safeguard food security in China, and improve people’s nutrition by combining the traditional wisdom of farmers and breeders and modern biotechnology. • State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China (CUHK) By drawing on the expertise in research into Chinese medicinal plants developed both at CUHK and in the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the laboratory aims to conduct research into the modernization of traditional Chinese medicine and the application of biotechnology in medical science. • State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry Established in partnership with the University of Hong Kong and the State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry located in the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the laboratory aims to create and identify novel chemical compounds with important structural and bonding features or with notable potential for practical applications. Joint Research Units ASAR Data Application Centre for Changjiang Area • Brain Research Centre • CERT–CUHK–Oxford University Centre for Disaster and Medical • Humanitarian Response CUHK–BGI Genome Research Centre • CUHK–Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for • Chinese Studies CUHK–MIT–Tsinghua Joint Research Centre in Theoretical • Computer Science CUHK–Nankai Joint Research Centre of Social Policy • CUHK/Tsinghua University Joint R&D Program on Chinese • Enterprise Internet Operations CUHK–NERC Joint Laboratory for Standardization and R&D of • TCM 22