Rising Strengths Hong Kong SAR in Bioinformatics

Chiranjib Chakraborty, C. George Priya Doss, Hailong ZHU*, Govindasamy Agoramoorthy

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Hong Kong’s bioinformatics sector is attaining new heights in combination with its economic boom and the predominance of the working-age group in its population. Factors such as a knowledge-based and free-market economy have contributed towards a prominent position on the world map of bioinformatics. In this review, we have considered the educational measures, landmark research activities and the achievements of bioinformatics companies and the role of the Hong Kong government in the establishment of bioinformatics as strength. However, several hurdles remain. New government policies will assist computational biologists to overcome these hurdles and further raise the profile of the field. There is a high expectation that bioinformatics in Hong Kong will be a promising area for the next generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-236
Number of pages13
JournalInterdisciplinary sciences, computational life sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Bioinformatics education
  • Bioinformatics research
  • Government role
  • Hong Kong SAR


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