My Role in the Development of the Department of Biochemistry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong


Author: Kai Keung Mark
Page Range: 29-31
Published in: Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Post Genomic Era, 2#1 (2012)
ISSN: 2156-5732

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Historically, Biochemistry emerged from research areas between chemistry and biology, and this was also true for the formation of the Department of Biochemistry in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The starting nucleus of Biochemistry Board came from three research groups within the three colleges of the university around the period of 1969-1971. First, Prof. Ma LIN (1) of Chemistry Department, United College (2) which was located in Caine Road, Hong Kong side at that time. Prof. Ma worked on proteins and hormones. Second, Prof. Kung Hing YUNG (3) and Prof. Yuen Cheung KONG of Biology Department, Chung Chi College (4), in Shatin. Prof. Kong worked on animal physiology and Prof. Yung worked on plant physiology. Third, myself (Prof. Kai Keung MARK) of the Department of Biology, New Asia College (5) which was located in Farm road, Kowloon at that time. My research interest was on Molecular Biology with an emphasis on DNA and bacteriophages.

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