WP1 – Quality Control of CHM

The objectives of WP1 are to:

  • Design a standard system for the quality control of Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) in the EU
  • Design a system that will provide greater transparency about the complexity of TCM nomenclature, thus clarifying plant identities and improving data gathering on CHM species
  • Propose guidelines as a basis for the rational development of research methods to authenticate and monitor the quality of TCM plants entering the trade. Guidelines will aim to avoid duplication of research efforts and maximise the use of modern molecular and chemical techniques, especially a functional genomic approach.
WP1 Members:
Beneficiary members

Prof. Monique Simmonds (WP1 Coordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

Prof. Rob Verpoorte (Deputy Coordinator, Leiden University, the Netherlands)

Dr. Youping Zhu (Assistant Coordinator, CMC Tasly Group BV, the Netherlands)

Prof. Peter Hylands (King’s College London, UK)

Dr. Tai-Ping Fan  (WP10 Assistant Coordinator, University of Cambridge, UK)

Dr. Hani El-Nezami (WP10 Assistant Coordinator, University of Hong Kong, China)

Prof. Pierre Duez (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Prof. Alberto Dias (University of Minho, Portugal)

Prof. Brigitte Kopp (University of Vienna, Austria)

Prof. Yanjiang Qiao (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine ,China)

Prof. Yulin Lin (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China)

Prof. Bengang Zhang (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China)

Prof. Kelvin Chan (University of Sydney & University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Dr. Ling Dong (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine ,China)

Non-beneficiary members

Prof. Michael Heinrich (School of Pharmacy, UK)

Prof. Ian A. Sutherland (Brunel University, UK)

Prof. Rudolf Bauer (University of Graz, Austria)

Prof. Zhongzhen Zhao (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)

WP1 Contact:

Prof. Monique S. J. Simmonds

Deputy Keeper, Jodrell Laboratory

Head of Sustainable Uses of Plants Group

(Biological Interactions and Centre of Economic Botany)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond

Surrey

TW9 3AB

UK

Tel:   +44 208 332 5328

Fax:  +44 208 332 5340

E-mail: M.Simmonds@rbgkew.org.uk

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