Karl W.K. Tsim, PhD, BSc, MPhil

Division of Life Science, Center for Chinese Medicine, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Karl Tsim received his BSc and MPhil from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and PhD in Molecular Neurobiology from the University of Cambridge, UK. After his post-doctoral training at Stanford University, USA, he joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1992. Currently, he is a Chair Professor of Division of Life Science, and the Director of Center for Chinese Medicine R & D at the university. Prof. Tsim has developed molecular technique to determine the genetic and chemical properties of Chinese herbs. He has published over 350 scientific papers and serves as editors for many scientific journals internationally. His works on Chinese herbal medicine have been awarded twice for Research Excellence in Natural Sciences from Ministry of Education of China. He also serves as an adviser/consultant/member to various organizations, both nationally and internationally, in the standardization of Chinese herbs, which include WHO and HKSAR Government in Testing and Certification of Chinese herbs. He is an active entrepreneur and is a founding director of few companies.

Terms of Appointment: June 2018 - June 2020