Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery and Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology are the first batch of Nobel laureate labs at the University. The Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery (the “Institute”) is led by the by Brian K. Kobilka, the Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2012. These two institutes is a significant milestone in the University’s attempt to evolve into a world research university.
Professor Kobilka will engage in directing and staffing the institute. His wish is that young and talented scientists could work on receptor structural biology, physiology and pharmacology in collaboration with top pharmaceutical companies to commercialize innovative drugs. Professor Kobilka works as distinguished professors in CUHKSZ, engages in research and sharing their research results with students. Research and talent cultivation should form a mutual beneficial relationship.
The Institute will help to attract excellent researchers and open up new opportunities for Longgang and Shenzhen with respect to life science industry.