Prof. Ko in his office
Robert Kam-Ming KO (Ph.D., Biochemical Pharmacology)

Dr. Robert Ko Kam-Ming is currently a Professor in the Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to Canada and obtained his Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in 1990.

Since then Dr. Ko returned to Hong Kong to pursue his research work on Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Ko researches on antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties in Chinese tonifying herbs in establishing their scientific basis in terms of modern medicine, and has so far edited one book and published more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters on related topics.

Dr. Ko is also a pioneer in developing proprietary Chinese herb-based health products in Hong Kong and served in the Chinese Medicines Board of the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong from 1999-2005.

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