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Board of Directors
Management Board
The Directors
Unit Heads
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
     
formulate policies, strategic plans and goals for the Institute, for the furtherance of
its mission;
     
formulate research and development plans for the Institute for downstream
research, development and commercialization in biotechnology, in the light of such
goals;
 
formulate plans to establish and promote collaboration with and on commercial
principles offer services to other CUHK units and to external bodies; in particular to
formulate plans to work in close collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute of
Biotechnology in matters of mutual interest and benefit;
 
identify, seek and secure external sources of income from public bodies and
commercial entities (such sources of income including endowment funds, donations,
subscriptions, commercial contracts and competitive research grants) for
sponsoring the programmes and projects of at the Institute;
 
formulate personnel policies for the Institute;
 
approve and monitor the budget and business plan of the Institute, as a self-
financed unit of CUHK;
 
establish and review guidelines for the management of the programmes, contracts,
commercial activities and facilities of the Institute, and of any buildings or space
that the University may place at the Institute's disposal;
 
periodically review the work carried out in the Institute and report thereon to the
Vice-Chancellor; and
 
undertake any other duties prescribed by the Vice-Chancellor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
   
prof Lan
Prof Lan
Prof Lan
 
     
 
   
 
     
   
  BS, MS (Columbia); MS, PhD (UC, Berkeley); FIEEE, FACM, FAAAS, FSDPS
Provost; Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
   
Professor Benjamin WAH was the Franklin W. Woeltge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a prominent computer scientist, with expertise in non-linear programming, multimedia signal processing and artificial intelligence. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has served as the President of IEEE Computer Society. Professor Wah has received numerous international honours and awards for his distinguished academic and professional achievements. Among these are the W. Wallace McDowell Award, the Tsutomu Kanai Award and the Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Computer Society.

Professor Wah received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University, and his MS in Computer Science and PhD in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He began teaching in Purdue University in 1979, and later joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. He also served as Director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Centre established by the University of Illinois in Singapore in 2009, with funding from the Singapore government¡¦s Agency for Science, Technology and Research.
   
     
   
     
   
  BA (UC, Berkeley); PhD (Minn)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President;
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology;
Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
   
Professor CHEUNG is currently Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK. She joined CUHK in 1977 and was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology. An active advocate for promoting women’s status through scientific research, Professor Cheung established the Gender Research Centre in 1985, and initiated the Gender Studies Programme at CUHK. Her work has led to increased awareness of gender issues in the academia and the community. From 1996 to 1999, Professor Cheung served as the Founding Chairperson of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, setting up the mechanism to eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities for women and men, and for people with disabilities.

Professor Cheung obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research expertise lies in cross-cultural personality assessment and psychopathology, gender equality, and women leadership. Professor Cheung is currently President of the International Test Commission, a Fellow and former President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
   
     
   
     
     
 
BSc (CUHK), PhD (Lond.)
 
Professor Christopher H.K. CHENG is a Professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences and also a member of the Center of Novel Functional Molecules at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Cheng received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Doctor of Philosophy degree from University College London. He has carried out extensive research on molecular endocrinology and on the identification and development of drugs from both natural and synthetic sources.

He had previously worked in the University of California, San Francisco and Genentech Inc. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Life Science at Sun Yat-Sen University and also in the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Zhejiang University, China. He serves on the editorial advisory panel of a number of journals including the Biochemical Journal in the U.K.
     
   
     
     
   
  BSc, MPhil (CUHK); PhD (HK)
 
 
Professor Kwok-pui FUNG is presently the Chairman and Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and the head of United College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Hong Kong. His major research focus is on tumor biochemistry, Chinese Medicine and bio-informatics.
 
 
 
 
     
   
     
     
   
  MB.BS, M.Med (SYSU, China), PhD (Monash, Australia)
 
 
Professor Hui Yao LAN is a Chair Professor at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Lan received his medical degree at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, China and PhD degree at Monash University, Australia. He previously held a tenured full professorship and Director of NIH/NIDDK O’Brien Kidney Research Center and Training Center, at Baylor College of Medicine, USA. Professor Lan returned to the University of Hong Kong as Professor of Medicine in 2006 and at the current position in the Chinese University of Hong Kong since April 2009. His major focus in research is the mechanism of cardiovascular and renal inflammation and fibrosis. Currently, he is an Editorial Board member of J. Am. Soc. Nephrol., International J. of Biological Sciences, and an Associate Editor of Nephron Experimental Nephrology.

 

     
   

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