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School of Chinese Medicine hosts international summit on innovative drug discovery

29 Aug 2018

Professor Xiao Shiying addresses the audience at the opening ceremony
Professor Xiao Shiying addresses the audience at the opening ceremony
Acting Secretary for Food and Health of HKSAR Government Dr Chui Tak-yi hopes network pharmacology and big data analytics can provide an innovative research approach to TCM drug discovery
Acting Secretary for Food and Health of HKSAR Government Dr Chui Tak-yi hopes network pharmacology and big data analytics can provide an innovative research approach to TCM drug discovery

The School of Chinese Medicine joined hands with the State Key Laboratory of Innovative Nature Medicine and TCM Injections to organise the 4th International Summit on Innovative Drug Discovery. Carrying the theme of “Network Pharmacology and Big Data Analysis”, the Summit held on 25 and 26 August featured talks by elite scholars from the UK, Germany, mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong, covering a wide spectrum of topics ranging from network pharmacology, metabolomics, phytochemistry, herbgenomics and computational biology to big data analytics.

 

In his opening remarks, Professor Xiao Shiying, Vice Director General of the China National Centre for Biotechnology Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, The People’s Republic of China, commended SCM’s efforts in building a platform for international exchanges fostering the internationalisaton, modernisation, and standardisation of Chinese medicines.