Miss Lin Congcong (left) and Miss Liang Li are delighted to receive the Dragon Culture Traditional Chinese Medicine Scholarship


藺聰聰同學 (左) 與梁鸝同學喜獲「龍的文化傳統中醫獎學金」

Date: 02 Nov 2016 (Wednesday)

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Chinese medicine PhD students win Dragon Culture TCM Scholarship

中醫藥學院兩博士研究生獲頒「龍的文化傳統中醫獎學金」

Miss Liang Li and Miss Lin Congcong, PhD students of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM), were recently awarded Dragon Culture Traditional Chinese Medicine Scholarships by the Dragon Culture Charity Fund for their outstanding performance and passion in their Chinese medicine research. They are two out of the three recipients of the scholarship in Hong Kong this year.

Miss Liang’s award-winning research is her work in identifying and evaluating the fleeceflower root (heshouwu, Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.) by combining microscopic technologies and chemical analysis. Her work is not only significant in ensuring the clinical safety and efficacy of fleeceflower root but also contributes to authentication of Chinese materia medica.

Miss Lin is at the forefront of research into formulating active pharmaceutical ingredients according to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine and its drug delivery system. In her research, triptolide (TPL), a diterpene triepoxide isolated from the medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F, is encapsulated into a dual-functional liposome for lung cancer therapy by aerosol administration. Targeting lung cancer cells only, the nanocarrier will not deliver TPL to noncancerous tissues. The outcome could point to the important role of Chinese medicines in the discovery of drugs for cancer therapy and new drug delivery systems for precise therapeutics.
   
Miss Liang and Miss Lin were both delighted to receive the scholarships and expressed their sincere appreciation to their respective supervisors, Associate Dean of SCM Professor Zhao Zhongzhen and Associate Professor of the Teaching and Research Division Dr Yang Zhijun, for their guidance and encouragement during their studies.

中醫藥學院兩名博士研究生梁鸝同學和藺聰聰同學最近喜獲龍的文化慈善基金頒發「龍的文化傳統中醫獎學金」,表揚他們對中醫藥研究的熱忱和優秀表現,成為本年度三位獲頒發該獎學金的其中兩位得獎人。

梁鸝同學的得獎研究項目為「顯微特徵與化學成分聯合評價中藥材品質」,她將顯微技術與化學分析結合評價何首烏的品質,這不僅對保障該藥在臨床上的有效安全具有重要意義,也是對傳統中藥鑒定範疇的一種繼承與創新。

藺聰聰同學從事結合中醫藥理論和藥物遞送系統開發活性藥物成分配方的最前沿研究。她將從雷公藤提取的雷公藤甲素包封於雙重修飾的脂質體,經氣霧遞送給肺癌病人,藥物只針對癌細胞而不干擾非癌組織。研究成果將突顯中藥在抗癌藥開發和精準治療上的重要作用。

二人對獲頒獎學金表示高興,梁同學與藺同學分別感謝她們的導師中醫藥學院副院長趙中振教授和教學科研部副教授楊智鈞博士的悉心指導與鼓勵。