The First Cambridge BRI Initiative International Conference

Hilton Cambridge City Centre | 20 Downing St | CB2 3DT Cambridge | UK

Program Day 3

Future Trends in Global Healthcare – Fusion of Traditional Medicines and Modern Technologies

Dr Tai-Ping Fan, University of Cambridge,
Professor Peter McNaughton FMedSci, King’s College London

Dr Françoise Barbira-Freedman, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Emanuele Carosati, Natural Bio-Medicine, Italy
Professor Gerard Evan FRS, University of Cambridge, Professor Clara Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr Christine Leon MBE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Professor Shaoping Li, University of Macau, China
Professor Monique Simmonds OBE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Professor Mei Wang, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Professor Vivian Wong, The University of Hong Kong, China


Chair: Dr Tai-Ping Fan, University of Cambridge

08:00 – 08:50  Registration and Coffee

08:50 – 09:00  Opening remarks

09:00 – 09:20  Professor Chris Lowe, Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences, University of Cambridge
Human therapeutics back to the future

09:20 – 09:40  Professor Zhongzhen Zhao, Hong Kong Baptist University
The Compendium of Materia Medica (Bencao Gangmu) and other ethnic herbal medicines

09:40 – 10:00. Professor Bipin Nair, Amrita University, India
Natural products from India as novel drug leads – old wine in a defined new bottle

10:00 – 10:30  PANEL DISCUSSION

10:30 – 11:00  COFFEE

11:00 – 11:20  Professor Pierre Duez, University of Mons, Belgium
Traditional African Medicine: validation and modernization

11:20 – 11:40  Professor Cheng Peng, Chengdu University of TCM, China
Conservation and sustainable supply of medicinal plants

11:40 – 12:00  Professor Xuesong Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Exploration and practice for the advanced pharmaceutical technologies in the whole industrial chain of botanical drugs

12:00 – 12:30  PANEL DISCUSSION

12:30 – 13:30  LUNCH

Chair: Professor Peter McNaughton FMedSci, King’s College London

13:30 – 13:50  Dr Zhongzhao Teng, Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, UK
Stroke prevention: social challenge and imaging-based precise solution

13:50 – 14:10  Professor Gerhard Franz, University of Regensburg, Germany
Regulation of Chinese and other herbal medicines in Europe

14:10 – 14:30  Professor Ka-Kit Hui, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, USA
Integrative East-West Medicine: a commitment to advancing healthcare

14:30 – 14:50  Dr Jacopo Lucci, Natural Bio-Medicine SpA, Aboca Group, Italy
To be confirmed

14:50 – 15:10  Professor Lie-Fen Shyur, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Phytomedicine polypharmacology: Uncovering novel molecular insights of phytoagents for cancer therapy

15:10 – 15:30  Dr Shifeng Cheng, Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen, China
TCM-phylomics in bioprospecting and TCM cohort big data in human gut microbiome and blood metabolites

15:30 – 16:00  PANEL DISCUSSION

16:00 – 16:30  TEA

16:30 – 16:50  Professor Kan Ding, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
The mechanism underlying anti-pancreatic cancer polysaccharides from herbal medicine

16:50 – 17:10  Dr Yan Yan Shery Huang, Department of Engineering University of Cambridge, UK
New tools in drug discovery 1 – 3D bioprinting and organ-on-chips

17:10 – 17:30  Dr Andreas Bender, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
New tools in drug discovery 2 – cheminformatics and bioinformatics

17:30 – 17:50  Professor Xiaohui Zheng, Northwest University, Xi’an, China
A novel drug discovery strategy inspired by traditional medicine philosophies

17:50 – 18:20  PANEL DISCUSSION

18:20 – 18:30  CLOSING REMARKS

19:30 – 22:00 OFFICIAL DINNER