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Teaching Staff

Professor CHYE, Mee Len

Professor CHYE, Mee Len

Wilson and Amelia Wong Professor in Plant Biotechnology and Professor of, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc (Malaya); PhD (Melbourne)


  • 2299 0319
  • 2559 9114
  • KBSB 7S14

Teaching Areas

  • Plant & Food Biotechnology
  • Plant Cell Biology & Cell Technology

Research Interests

  • Plant lipids
  • Plant isoprenoids
  • Stress-tolerant crops
  • Plant bioreactors
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Plant molecular biology

Current Research

  • Plant acyl-CoA-binding proteins
  • Plant lipid metabolism
  • Phytosterols

 

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Research Team

Lab members

Team members supported by NSFC-RGC JRS 2018/19 -(N_HKU744/18), AoE/M05/12, AoE/M-403/16, General Research Grant awards, and SKL of Agrotechnology (CUHK).

Fellowships

  • Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (Croucher Foundation) 2007/2008
  • Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas 21 Fellowship 2004/2005

Publications and News

  • Publication list:

http://www.biosch.hku.hk/staff/mlc/mlc.html

 

HKU press releases:

  • HKU researchers generate tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties by genetic engineering (9/11/17)

https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_17055.html

  • Enhancing drought tolerance in plants:

Nikkei Asia Review (13/1/16)

http://asia.nikkei.com/Tech-Science/Science/Hong-Kong-scientists-engineer-plants-for-a-warmer-planet

  • HKU scientists discover a drought tolerance gene that may help plants survive global warming (22/11/15):

http://www.hku.hk/press/press-releases/detail/13590.html