Group Photo （from left to right：Professor Zhi-Hong Jiang ,Chair Professor Liang Liu, Associate Professor Hua Zhou）
Chair Professor Liang Liu, Associate Professor Hua Zhou and Professor Zhi-Hong Jiang who are working in Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) have been awarded with 2011 Li Shi Zhen Medical Science Innovative Awards by Chinese Medicine Association of China. The research team led by Chair Professor Liu has been working on the research of Chinese herbal medicine on anti-arthritis and immunomodulation and a number of achievements have been achieved in term of the published research articles and granted patents dealing with innovative methods and technologies for quality control of Chinese herbal preparations, innovation of the arthritic animal models and control of the safety of toxic Chinese medicinal herbs, as well as R & D of anti-arthritic drugs from Chinese herbal medicine. Chair Professor Liu was invited to attend the Awarding Ceremony held in Kun Ming on March 17, 2012.
Li Shi Zhen Medical Science Innovative Awards run by Chinese Medicine Association of China was approved by National Office for Science and Technology Awards of China. Those Awards are the memorial awards for the famous ancient Chinese doctor Li Shi Zhen so as to highly recognize and encourage excellent research teams for their innovative high-quality works in the field of Chinese medicine. Since 2008 it has been annually run with three to four awards per year, while three awards were awarded this year.