Chinese medicine is a rich source of pharmacologically active substances. How can we best tap the wealth of past empirical experience to enhance future therapeutic advancement? Better understanding of the chemistry of medicinal herbs would enhance the exploration of new therapeutic benefits and product development. This presentation provides an overview of innovative research for quality assurance, identification of active components, and understanding of the molecular mechanisms of multi-component herbal medicines.
What You Will Learn
- Standardization of herbal preparations by the “omics”-technologies
- Scientific approaches to understanding the multi-target therapeutic concept of herbal medicine
- Synergy research on Chinese medicine
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Experts
Dr. Chun-Tao Che is the Norman R. Farnsworth Professor of Pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy and the Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been active in the search for novel and active substances from natural sources, in particular, Chinese medicinal plants, as well as establishing quality standards for herbal drugs and botanical products. He has published over 250 research papers in the areas of pharmacognosy, natural products, and Chinese medicine.
Bill Courtney is the chef/owner of Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese, located in the University City Loop, just west of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Following completion of his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Bill worked a short time as a Q.C. Chemist for ConvaTec. A shift in interest eventually took Bill to The Genome Institute at Washington University, where he spent 9 years working with the leading genetic and genomic research scientists in the United States. In a radical move, Bill struck out on his own to open Cheese-ology, the culmination of years of a self-described “un-natural obsession” with Macaroni & Cheese. Open since June 2010, Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese features over 15 varieties of Macaroni & Cheese to satisfy any Mac & Cheese craving.
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