2019 CMU-NUS Joint Symposium in Herbal Medicine and New Drug Development

Date:April 25, 2019


The new era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming. In the CMU-NUS Joint Symposium, President Mien-Chie Hung of China Medical University (CMU) encouraged the participants to grasp the trend of future technology, apply big data and AI into the research of new drug development to shorten the development time and increase the odds of success.

 

China Medical University (CMU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) held the CMU-NUS Joint Symposium in Herbal Medicine and New Drug Development on April 24th, 2019. Dr. Fred Wong, Head of NUS Department of Pharmacology, Professor Christina Chai, Head of NUS Department of Pharmacy, and Dr. Edward Chow from Cancer Science Institute, National University of Singapore, participated in the symposium with the invitation from Professor Liang-Yo Yang, Dean of Global Affairs, CMU. Over 50 CMU faculty members, postdocs and graduate students enthusiastically engaged in the symposium.

 

“The best way to promote advances in science and technology is the face-to-face idea-exchanging among scholars and researchers. This CMU-NUS joint symposium focuses on herbal medicine and new drug development, and new drug development researches will be facilitated by AI. I hope this symposium not only enhances international academic exchanges and our friendship, but also strengthens our cooperation in scientific research,” said President Mien-Chie Hung in his opening remarks.

 

“Since the 2nd CMU-NUS Joint Symposium last year, CMU and NUS have both provided funding to support four projects. Hopefully, there will be more cooperative projects in the field of herbal medicine and new drug development after this joint symposium,” said CMU Vice President Lu-Hai Wang.

 

Nine presentations were delivered in the 2019 CMU-NUS Joint Symposium in Herbal Medicine and New Drug Development:


Representatives from both universities showed strong interests in each other’s research topics and there was a heated discussion after each session. There are some similarities between the researches done by CMU and NUS, but there are also quite a few aspects that are complementary. Therefore, both CMU and NUS will surely benefit from establishing cooperation in the field of herbal medicine and new drug development.

 

Moreover, both universities agreed to combine the research expertise of CMU’s Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine, New Drug Development Center, and NUS’s Pharmaceutical Innovation & Research Centre. CMU and NUS will both invest more research resources and put efforts in developing anti-inflammatory drugs for asthma and arthritis, apply QPOP to sort out effective herbal medicine that can boost or regulate immune function, and probe into the possible effects of acupuncture on patients with chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 

Before the joint symposium, Dean Liang-Yo Yang and Associate Dean Hung-Rong Yen arranged a visit for the three NUS researchers and led them to the Chinese Medicine Hospital and Chinese Medicine Pharmacy of China Medical University Hospital (CMUH). The NUS researchers were very impressed with the trauma treatment, acupuncture treatment, and the pulse and tongue diagnosis assisted by modern instruments. In addition, they highly appreciated the successful integration of Chinese and western medicine in the healthcare service provided by CMUH. The NUS researchers expressed their intention to closely collaborate with CMU and CMUH, and appoint CMU professors specialized in integrated medicine to lecture at NUS to enhance bilateral collaboration and promote NUS medical students’ understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese herbal medicine.


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	President Mien-Chie Hung of China Medical University delivered his opening remarks

President Mien-Chie Hung of China Medical University delivered his opening remarks


	Vice President Lu-Hai Wang of China Medical University giving his remarks

Vice President Lu-Hai Wang of China Medical University giving his remarks


	China Medical University hosted 2019 CMU-NUS Joint Symposium in Herbal Medicine and New Drug Development

China Medical University hosted 2019 CMU-NUS Joint Symposium in Herbal Medicine and New Drug Development


	Dean Liang-Yo Yang and Associate Dean Hung-Rong Yen accompanied Chair Fred Wong, Chair Christina Chai and Dr. Edward Chow to visit Chinese Medicine Hospital of China Medical University

Dean Liang-Yo Yang and Associate Dean Hung-Rong Yen accompanied Chair Fred Wong, Chair Christina Chai and Dr. Edward Chow to visit Chinese Medicine Hospital of China Medical University

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