Prof. LIN Zhi-xiu

Prof. LIN Zhi-xiu

  • Director

  • Associate Director of the School of Chinese Medicine

(852) 3943 6347

Grad (Guangzhou Univ of Chinese Med.); PhD (Lond.); PGCertHigherEd (Middx.); RCMP

Research Interest

* Research and drug development of Chinese medicines for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis

* Clinical trials on the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medical interventions, including (1) acupuncture for post-stroke dysphagia; (2) acupuncture for overactive bladder in elderly; (3) topical preparation containing Rubiae Radix for plaque type of psoriasis; and (4) herbal prescriptions for atopic dermatitis

* Pharmacological evaluations using in vitro and in vivo models on herb-drug interactions between Chinese medicines and pharmaceuticals in the areas of lung cancer, stroke and diabetes mellitus

* Phytochemistry of Chinese medicines

* Literature reviews using systematic review and meta-analysis approach on the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medical interventions including herbal medicine and acupuncture & moxibustion