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PAIR to organise research seminar on Chinese medicine

9 Nov 2023

PAIR cordially invites you to join our PAIR Seminar on 1 December 2023 (Friday) at 3:00–4:30 p.m. (Hong Kong Time) at AG204, PolyU campus or via Zoom. The seminar, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Medicine Research”, will be delivered by Prof. CHE Chun-Tao, Harry H.S. Fong Professor of Pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine.

In the Seminar, Prof. Che will share on the scientific challenges in Chinese medicine development in relation to the quality, safety, and effectiveness of herbal products, and how some of these difficulties present opportunities for international collaborative research to help meet the demands for high-quality Chinese medicine products.

Prior to joining UIC, Prof. Che was the Director of the School of Chinese Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Trained as a pharmacognosist, Prof. Che has a broad background in botany, chemistry and pharmacology of herbal medicines. During the 40 years of career as a researcher and educator, Prof. Che has focused his research interest in the discovery of potential pharmaceutical substances from natural sources, including the isolation, structural elucidation and modification of biologically active substances from medicinal plants, as well as the analysis, quality assurance, and standardisation of plant-based preparations. Over 340 scientific papers have been published to his credit in the areas of pharmacognosy, natural products and Chinese/herbal medicines.

Don’t miss the chance to learn from PAIR’s distinguished scholar!

Find out more and register at:

Research Units PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

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