“Father of metabolomics” discusses application of systems biology approaches in SCM distinguished scholar lecture
29 Jan 2016
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) hosted a lecture under the SCM Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series on 19 January. Dubbed the Father of metabolomics, Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Head of Department of Surgery, Cancer and Interventional Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, was invited to speak on the topic “Top-Down Systems Biology Approaches in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Bridging East and West Science and Eastern Medicine”.
In his lecture, Professor Nicholson said that global systems biology approaches can be applied to all stages of TCM analysis, quality control, toxicity monitoring, bioavailability and efficacy investigations. Systems biology approaches determine the mechanisms of action which enable further TCM optimisation.
A world-renowned expert in biological chemistry, Professor Nicholson currently holds honorary professorships at eight universities around the world and was elected as an Albert Einstein Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014. He has authored over 600 peer-reviewed papers on molecular aspects of complex system failure and systems medicine with over 46,000 citations.