Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology

B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology

(Offered by School of Life Sciences)

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Admission  SCIENCE (JS4601)



Cell and molecular biology is an interdisciplinary field that represents the frontiers of biology and medicine. Advances in cellular imaging and multi-omics sequencing techniques have shifted the focus of modern biology towards understanding the functions of genes at the molecular, cellular and organismic levels. Launched in 2008, the Cell and Molecular Biology Programme (CMBI) offers an integrated curriculum that provides students with a solid knowledge base in areas such as stem cell biology, cancer biology and molecular genetics. CMBI students receive intensive laboratory training and develop core skills in analytical thinking and scientific communication, all with the goal of preparing them to undertake future research-related works in cell and molecular biology and beyond.


  • An integrated programme of study covering cutting-edge research topics in cell and molecular biology on top of a solid knowledge base in life sciences
  • Capstone courses conducted in small classes or through one-on-one teaching
  • Intensive project-based laboratory research training
  • Communication and logical reasoning skills essential for a successful career

Areas of focus

  • Research methods and Scientific communication
  • Stem Cell Biology, Cell Biology of Cancer and Neuronal System
  • Genomics, Transcriptomics & Metabolomics
  • Contemporary topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
  • Fundamentals in Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Independent research opportunities in Cell and Molecular Biology

Career Prospects

  • Postgraduate Studies (58%)
  • Business Sector (17%)
  • Research & Medical Sector (9%)
  • Government Sector (6%)
  • Teaching (6%)
  • Others (4%)

Alumnus Sharing

TAN Yuqi 

I'm currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University after recently obtaining my Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. CMBI Programme has prepared me in the best way possible to realise my dream of becoming a scientist. To me, the essence of the programme lies not only in its well-designed curriculum that honed my reasoning skills and enhanced my knowledge in the field, but also in the strong bond of friendships with my peers and the enormous support I received from the teaching staff. CMBI opened the door for me to experience various kinds of research, both locally and internationally through the "DREAM" programme. These opportunities have laid a solid foundation for my Ph.D. research studies at Johns Hopkins. Joining CMBI was definitely one of the best decisions in my life.