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The chemistry, bioactivities, and mechanism of actions of natural polysaccharides and valuable Chinese medicines

1996 …2024

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Scientist, Chinese Medicine Lab, Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Chinese Medicine


Manager, State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry & Plant Resources in West China (CUHK),

Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University


Vincent Woo Endowed Associate Professor in Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University


Research Interests

As PhD student, his research focused on the phytochemistry of Isodon herbs, e.g. Isodon rubescense, I. japonica, and I. eriocalyx. 

After join in ICM, CUHK, his research interest was further extended to the study of chemistry, and bioactivities of polysaccharides in Chinese medicines. 


Now in SCM, HKBU, his research focuses on the quality analysis of Chinese medicine decoction and polysaccharide-rich Chinese medicines, as well as the chemistry, oral bioavailability, and bioactivities of polysaccharide. 


With experiences in the above research fields, he got prepared for the next goal: to establish an innovative platform to translate herb formula into combined chemicals using commonly-used animal models, which is expected to be a pathway to figure out the profile of active ingredients of herbal formula. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, CAS - Kunming Institute of Botany

1 Sept 20001 Jul 2003

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003


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