3 graduates

BSc - Biochemistry


Undergraduate Projects

Undergraduate research is an important component in our BSc degree programme. The Biochemistry Project (BIOC3614) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research. Students will learn how to formulate scientific questions, how to apply their knowledge for scientific enquiry, and to develop their critical thinking skills. Students can also get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art research facilities and experimental techniques.

The Biochemistry Project (BIOC3614) is especially recommended for those who are interested in pursuing a research higher degree.

Students who plan to register for BIOC3614 should discuss with staff members whose research projects are of interest to them. Students must have obtained approval from their intended supervisors before they can register for BIOC3614. Please submit application form before course registration.

List of Biochemistry Undergraduate Projects (BIOC3614) 2013-2014
Project title Supervisor
Name Tel Office location

Functional characterization of FOXM1 isoforms in cancer cells

Dr. Kwok-Ming Yao

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9275

L3-69, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong

Identifying the Planarian homologs of FOXM1 and FOXO1 transcription factors

Dr. Kwok-Ming Yao and Dr. Danny Chan

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9275

L3-69, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong

  1. Lamin A regulates functions of longevity gene SIRT1 in aging and non-aging related diseases
  2. Histone methylation and epigenetic regulation in aging

Dr. Zhongjun Zhou

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9542

L3-71, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

Regulation of hepatitis B virus transcription

Prof. Dong-Yan Jin and Dr. Kin-Hang Kok

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9491

L3-65, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

Liver-specific expression of therapeutic genes using AAV vectors

Dr. Kin-Hang Kok and Prof. Dong-Yan Jin

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9487

L3-65, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

  1. Determining the mechanism of polyphosphate kinase 2 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  2. Discovery and characterization of better nucleic acid aptamers for malaria detection

Dr. Julian Tanner

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9472

L3-70, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

Identification and characterization of psr1p binding proteins

Dr. Chuanhai Fu

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9208

L3-70, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

The role of the Cdo/Boc in Shh signaling in inhibiting inner ear hair cells specification and differentiation 

Dr. Elaine Wong and Prof. Mai Har Sham

Department of Biochemistry

2819-9276

L3-58, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road