State Key Laboratory

Since 2007, a long-term partnership has been created between Kumning Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science (KIB,CAS) and Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (ICM,CUHK). The two Institutes signed an agreement to establish a Joint laboratory on Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants and Plant Resources in 2007, and submitted the joint application for establishing the Joint State Key Laboratory in the End of 2007.

In mid 2009, the “State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China (CUHK)” was approved by the Ministry of Science & Technology to be established. In preparation for this important initiative, collaborations between KIB and ICM, including exchange visits, workshops, scholar and student exchanges as well as the joint research projects etc, have been started.

Since 20 September 2018, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has approved the change of name to State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Laboratory Management Committee
Director Prof. Ping-Chung Leung
Associate Directors Prof. Chun-Kwok Wong
Prof. Clara Bik-San Lau
Academic Committee ( 2020 - present )  
Chairman Prof. Kwok-Pui Fung
Vice-chairmen Prof. Han-Dong Sun
Prof. Pang-Chui Shaw
Members Prof. Xiao-Jiang Hao
  Prof. Pema-Tenzin Puno
  Prof. Qin-Shi Zhao
  Prof. Gang Xu
  Prof. Ning-Hua Tan
  Prof. Wen-Cai Ye
  Prof. Zhao-Xiang Bian
  Prof. Kam-Ming Ko
  Prof. Li-Wei Lu
  Prof. Ting-Hung Leung
  Prof. Zhong Zuo
  Prof. Ping-Chung Leung

List of Projects:

Collaborations projects Collaborators of KIB
Anti-tumor effects of natural diterpenoids Prof. Han-Dong Sun
Prof. Pema-Tenzin Puno
Immunomodulatory effects of active ingredients from mushroom Prof. Ji-Kai Liu
Beneficial effects of plant polyphenol in vascular system and metabolic syndrome Prof. Qin-Shi Zhao
Anti-tumor and anti-metastasis activities of cyclopetides Prof. Ning-Hua Tan
Anti-diabetic and anti-tumor effects of triterpenoids Prof. Ming-Hua Qiu
Anti-viral activities of Chinese herbal medicines Prof. Yi-Fen Wang
Anti-tumor activities of new alkaloids Prof. Xiao-Dong Luo
Beneficial effects of medicinal orchids Prof. Jiang-Miao Hu
Anti-angiogenesis effects of natural diterpenoids Prof. Wei-Lie Xiao


Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China
Introduction in “Mainland - Hong Kong Academic Exchange Quarterly”