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State Key Laboratories State Key Laboratory of Translational Oncology (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 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 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) The laboratory was established in 2008 with the mission of up-scaling China’s agricultural technology to increase agricultural productivity, safeguarding food security in China, and improving people’s nutrition by combining the traditional wisdom of farmers and breeders and modern biotechnology. State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 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, established in 2009, aims to conduct research into the modernization of traditional Chinese medicine and the application of biotechnology in medical science. State Key Laboratory of Digestive Disease (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Established in 2013, the laboratory aims to promote research and improve the level of diagnosis and treatment of digestive disease by carrying out basic, translational and clinical research on gastrointestinal cancer, peptic ulcer bleeding, chronic liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry Established in 2010 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. 36 RESEARCH