Programme II: Chemical Biology of Chinese Medicine and Natural Products

Chinese medicine is an untapped, inexhaustible, and viable natural source for drug discovery and development. The reliance on Chinese medicine being one of the key sources for the treatment of complicated diseases, particularly cancer, is getting recognized worldwide despite of its obscure therapeutic mechanisms in modern medicine and the complex chemical constituents. The programme is directed to a group of complementary studies ranging from grand challenge topics in cancer biology, midstream drug discovery to the development of therapeutic applications derived from Chinese medicine and natural products.


Research Foci

  • Bioactive Compounds from Chinese Medicine for Anticancer Drug Discovery
  • Chinese Medicine Formulation and Systems Biology
  • Inventive Drug Discovery and Target Identification for Natural Products and Chinese Medicine
  • Drug Discovery Targeting Cancer Stemness and Metastasis