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Prof. Henry Kwok & his research group



On behalf of the Natural Drug Discovery and Development group, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our goals are to identify novel therapeutic targets and prognostic biomarkers for the development of innovative treatment agents against diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

Current Research

We identify and develop novel monoclonal antibodies and venom-based peptides as prototype drugs for anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory therapies. We are also working on a number of novel cancer biomarkers and immunotherapy markers in order to identify and valid their prognostic and therapeutic values.   


The Natural Drug Discovery and Development group was established in March 2014.

It is based in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Macau, which is located in the University’s brand new campus on Hengqin Island.

Its members, hailing from Asia and Europe, possess experience in a variety of areas, such as Biochemistry, Chinese Medicine, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Biology.

We are always looking for motivated and experienced researchers to join our group, from PhD students to the postdoctoral level. Don’t hesitate to contact us!