School of SCIENCE 4 life-sci.ust.hk Division of Life Science Research Foci Facilities The Division is excellently equipped for research in a broad range of areas. The Laboratory Animal Facility (CMB) provides a centralized and modern facility for animals and plants. Centralized state-of-the-art facilities for biochemical and cellular studies are provided by the Biosciences Central Research Facility. The Division also has the following facilities: Faculty members working in these areas form a coordinated research team. Such coordination takes full advantage of the faculty’s expertise in generating innovative development and productive research. At the same time, it creates a stimulating atmosphere in which students experience the challenge of modern research through direct participation. Cellular Regulation and Signaling Cancer Biology Developmental Biology Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Macromolecular Structure and Function Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry Cell Culture Facilities for the cultivation, maintenance, characterization and cold storage of animal and plant cells. Molecular and Cellular Biology Major equipment includes fluorescence-activated cell sorters, real-time PCR machines, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers and spectrofluorimeters, MALDI-TOF/TOF and LC-MS mass spectrometers, GC, optical tweezers, patch clamp, gamma and liquid scintillation counters. Modern Microscopy The Division has an array of state-of-the-art imaging facilities including several fluorescence microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscopes, atomic force microscope, total internal reflection fluorescence microscope, STED and STORM superresolution microscopes. Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center Our state-of-the-art NMR facility consists of 500, 750 and 800 MHz NMR spectrometers equipped with cryoprobes for studies of structures, dynamics and functions of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules in solution and for drug screening and design.