Two-Pronged Approach  
Basic Research: the key signal mechanisms that regulate the generation of new brain cells, their differentiation and maturation, and their eventual integration into neuronal circuits, will be deciphered and subsequently verified in cellular and animal models
Translational Research: libraries of extracts and small molecules previously isolated from tradition Chinese medicine herbs will be screened and evaluated for specific therapeutic properties. Their therapeutic potential will also be validated in cell-based and animal models
Break new ground in neural stem cell research
Collaborate with international eminent scientists in the field of regenerative medicine
Promote Hong Kong's developing biopharmaceutical industry
Offer valuable training opportunities for young scientists