Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) is a multi-disciplinary department that embraces chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering and food science. In keeping with the mission of PolyU, ABCT focuses on providing high quality education and building our strength in basic and applied research to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing society.

With the efforts of our faculty, staff and students, ABCT has reached several milestones in the past decade. Our expertise in pharmaceutical chemistry and drug development has been recognized by the University Grants Committee through the “Area of Excellence” scheme in the area of molecular technology for drug discovery and synthesis. Our research facilities in the Shenzhen Hi-Tech Industrial Park have been recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology as a State Key Lab Incubation Base in Chinese Medicine. Many of our projects and publications have won international and national awards.

ABCT is committed to equipping students with professional competency and to maintaining a strong partnership with business, industry and the professions. We aim to cultivate our graduates to meet the needs of the ever-changing world and contribute to the society. We have set up the Work-Integrated Education programme to provide on-the-job training to the students. We actively schedule exchange programmes and organize field visits to prepare our students with international insights. We update our programmes regularly to follow the pace of the social change. We provide consultancy to offer technical solutions to the industry.

ABCT will continue to develop cutting edge research, professional training, and industrial partnership. We welcome you to visit our website to know more about our research areas and teaching programmes.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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