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MPhil / PhD in Chemical Pathology
Chemical Pathology focuses on the study of molecular, biochemical and immunological changes that occur as part of a disease process. The Department of Chemical Pathology has academic interests in several fields of study as listed below.
The Department is well funded and supported by the most competitive level of research funding in Hong Kong, namely the UGC Areas of Excellence programme and the RGC Theme-based Research Scheme. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art research equipment, including next-generation sequencers, digital polymerase chain reaction platforms, flow cytometers, as well as bioinformatics and stem cell research facilities. The Department has a world-leading programme in plasma DNA-based molecular diagnostics, especially for non-invasive prenatal testing and cancer detection.
The programme is research-oriented and will involve a series of investigations with original study design, experimentation and data interpretation. Part of the programme involves the delivery of seminar presentations. Each student has an opportunity to participate in one international conference during the course of study. Students will be required to submit a written research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
Prospective students who wish to apply for our research degree programme are encouraged to view potential supervisors' academic profiles and contact them directly.
Fields of Specialization
- Plasma Nucleic Acids and Molecular Medicine
- Diagnostic Applications of Next-generation DNA Sequencing
- Allergic Diseases
- Inborn Errors of Metabolism
- Bioinformatics
- Stem Cell and Regeneration
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