CUHK InnoHK Centres


Microbiota I-Center

Microbiota I-Center

Director: Professor Siew Ng
Co-Director: Professor Francis Chan
Non-local Collaborating Institutions: University of Cambridge, The University of Chicago and The University of Melbourne

Just as Magic is science yet to be discovered, the Microbiota I-Center (MagIC) harnesses and translates the human microbiome into cutting-edge innovations for early disease detection and prevention. MagIC focuses on advancing science in the gut microbiome and promoting entrepreneurship. It is committed to developing a novel class of microbiome diagnostics and live biotherapeutics for common diseases including obesity, cancer, autism, inflammatory disorders and COVID-19, that will not only transform lives of patients and their families, but also accelerate Hong Kong into a world-class microbiome biotechnology hub.