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Aik Lab

Chemical and Structural Biology Lab


Our Vision

3D structures of protein/nucleic acid complexes

We are interested in studying protein-nucleic acid complexes in various contexts, such as RNA metabolism, viral replication, and cancer. We also aspire to be innovative in designing therapies using structures of protein/nucleic acid complexes as guides.


Our Techniques


Structural Biology

Our core technique is macromolecular X-ray crystallography. We are also interested in using other structural biology tools such as cryo-electron microscopy and NMR to obtain structural information of macromolecules.

Chemical Biology

We also take advantage of powerful techniques in chemistry to detect, analyse and probe biomolecules. Examples of techniques we frequently use are mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography. We also incorporate molecular biology techniques in our research.


Our Location

Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong


Get in Touch

Department of Chemistry

Hong Kong Baptist University 

Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

HKBU site: https://chem.hkbu.edu.hk/aik

+852 3411 6682