WP1 – Quality Control of CHM

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Before discussing the application of functional genomics to address the nature, efficacy and mechanisms of TCM, including CHM and acupuncture-moxibustion, in WP1, the consortium will discuss good practice in CHM quality control. This is because proper quality control is not only in the interests of patients, but also essential for producing reliable research data convincing to peer reviewers and acceptable by the scientific community. Importantly, a functional genomics approach, including various combinations of activity assays, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics methods, has been shown to be advantageous in quality control of complicated systems such as crude herbal mixtures, single herbs or other herbal products, which may contain thousands of big and small molecules, each subject to variation in an individualised and unpredictable manner and therefore affect clinical efficacy and safety, as well as the reproducibility of …more

3rd Plant Lists Teleconference

3rd Plant Lists Teleconference will be held online as a Skype teleconference on 21st May 2010.

1st Plant Lists Teleconference

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1st Plant Lists Discussion Teleconference was held on 18th February …more

Joint WP1 and WP2 Phase I Kick-off Meeting

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Joint WP1-WP2 Phase I Kick-off meeting was held on 13th-14th September 2009 at Jodrell-Laboratory, Kew Gardens, Richmond, …more

Joint WP1/WP2 Kick-off Meeting – Phase II

Phase II of the joint WP1 and WP2 Kick-off meeting will take place at Schloss Mickeln, Mickeln Manor, Düsseldorf, Germany on 19th – 20th April …more

Joint WP1 and WP2 Phase I Kick-off Meeting

The members of Work packages (WPs) 1 and 2 were invited to a workshop at Kew (UK) in September 2009 to discuss various issues such as the criteria to be …more