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Ms. Winnie Gong

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Tel. +86 10 6280 0830


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Litscher

TCM Research Center Graz, Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, and Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: evidence-based complementary medicine; integrative medicine; laser medicine; high-tech acupuncture; neuromonitoring
Prof. Dr. Xinyan Gao

Associate Editor
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
Prof. Dr. Tetsuya Konishi

Associate Editor
NUPALS Liaison R/D promotion center Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS) Higashijima 265-1 Akiha-Ku Niigata, 956-8603 Japan
Interests: food for complementary medicine; sensitizers in cancer therapy; synergistic function of food factors in medicine
Dr. Calvin Yu-Chian Chen

Associate Editor
Laboratory of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
Interests: machine learning; molecular dynamic simulation; computer-aided drug design; 3D-QSAR; computational and systems biology; bioinformatics

Editorial Board

Dr. James D. Adams

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: california indian healing; traditional healing; medicinal plants; phytochemistry; pharmacology; pain, stroke
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Medicines for Clinical Trial
Prof. Dr. Jon Adams

Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: qualitative research methods; public health; complementary; integrative medicine
Prof. Dr. Mitchell A. Avery

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Mississippi, MS 38677-1848, USA
Interests: total synthesis of natural products; bioactive natural products isolation and structure determination; structure-activity relationship studies; 3D QSAR; drug design (antimalarial agents, antifungal agents, anticancer agents, contraceptive agents)
Prof. Dr. Erik W. Baars

Professorship Anthroposophic Healthcare, University of Applied Sciences, Zernikedreef 11, 2333 CK Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: epidemiological and clinical studies; case-studies; health promotion; holism-reductionism; Anthroposophic Medicine; Integrative Medicine; whole medical systems (research); in-vitro studies; epidemiological studies; methodology and conceptual issues in medicine and CAM/IM
Dr. Gil Bar-Sela

Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Interests: oncology; Integrative medicine in oncology; nutrition and cancer
Dr. Ronan Batista

Department of Organic Chemistry - Chemistry Institute, Federal University of Bahia - UFBA, Rua Barão de Geremoabo, s/n, Ondina 40170-115 Salvador - Bahia - Brazil
Interests: organic chemistry; organic synthesis; chemistry of natural products; medicinal chemistry; medicinal plants; pharmacognosy phytomedicine; search for novel bioactive compounds against malaria and neglected diseases
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Neglected Diseases: Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Dr. Giovanni Brandi

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University Hospital S. Orsola - Malpighi Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
Interests: gastrointestinal tumor (hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma); carcinogenesis and treatment; intestinal microbiota; environmental carcinogens (asbestos)
Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing

Institute for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Interests: mind-body medicine approaches; spirituality and health; quality of life; coping; questionnaire development; intergrative medicine; clinical studies; health service research
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Spirituality and Health
Special Issue: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity
Special Issue: Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Clinical Practice
Special Issue: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity—Description of Concepts and Validation of Instruments
Prof. Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann

Director William L. Brown Center and William L. Brown Curator of Economic Botany Missouri Botanical Garden P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA
Interests: ethnopharmacology; ethnobotany; medicinal plants; systems biology; plant ecology
Prof. Dr. Kelvin Chan

1 Adjunct Professor in TCM at University of Western Sydney, NSW 2571, Australia
2 Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney NSW 2007, Australia
3 Visiting Professor in Natural Products & TCM Research at Liverpool John Moores University, L3 3AF, UK
Interests: chemometrics evaluation linked with synergy-mechanistic investigations on R&D of TCM products; Integrative research of linking TCM principles with biomedical research methods involving systems biology; Development of training curriculum for future resources for integrative medicine
Prof. Dr. Il-Moo Chang

President, Seoul National University, The Korean Ginseng Research Institute, 30 Gajeong-Ro, Yuseong-ku Daejeon, 305-805 Korea
Interests: Safety of herbal materials; Safety and efficacy of ginseng
Contribution: Special Issue: Safety of Herbal Materials
Dr. Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang

Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
Interests: molecular neurobiology of neurodegeneration; neuroimmunology; cell biology; signal transduction
Prof. Dr. Jiande Chen

Division of Gastroenterology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Interests: obesity; diabetes; gastrointestinal motility; neuromodulation; acupuncture; electrophysiology
Dr. William Chi-shing Cho

Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Interests: cancer biomarker; chinese medicine; diabetes mellitus; evidence-based medicine; genomics; microRNA; molecular diagnostics; nasopharyngeal carcinoma; non-small cell lung cancer; proteomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent Advance in Targeted Therapy in Medicine
Special Issue: Acupuncture – Basic Research and Clinical Application
In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Oncology (special issue)
Special Issue: Advances in Cancer Diagnosis
Special Issue: Molecular Classification of Human Cancer and Its Role in Tailored Cancer Therapy
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Oncology 2014
Special Issue: Feature Annual Reviews in Molecular Sciences
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Oncology
Special Issue: Molecular Classification of Human Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
Special Issue: MicroRNA in Various Disease States as Biomarkers
Special Issue: Precision Medicine—From Bench to Bedside
Special Issue: Liquid Biopsy for Clinical Application
Special Issue: Big Data for Oncology
Special Issue: Next-Generation Sequencing for Clinical Application
Special Issue: Molecular Classification of Human Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment 2016
Dr. Torkel Falkenberg

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet 23 300, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
Interests: integrative care research and human resilience; health systems research; complex interventions; mixed methods research; spirituality; genomics; conceptual issues in international health
Dr. Catherine Heurteaux

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 660 Route des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne, France
Interests: neuroprotection; cerebrovascular diseases; mood disorders; pharmacology and ion channels
Prof. Dr. Levon Khachigian

Centre for Vascular Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: atherogenesis and inflammation; cardiology and vascular disease; genetics; signalling and transcription; molecular mechanisms; vascular smooth muscle cells; DNAzymes
Prof. Dr. George Lewith

Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, SO16 5ST, UK
Interests: pain, arthritis and cancer as illness models investigating the effects of acupuncture; healing; homeopathy and herbal medicines
Prof. Dr. Sing Kai Lo

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Interests: systematic review; personal well-being; methodological issues in CAM; public health
Prof. Dr. Ryuichi Morishita

Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2 Yamada-oka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan
Interests: vascular biology in cardiovascular disease; findings for new therapy in cardiovascular disease; molecular biology for stroke
Prof. Dr. Wendy Moyle

Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, 170 Kessels Road, QLD 4111, Australia
Interests: behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia; massage; aromatherapy; music therapy; quality of life; older people
Prof. Dr. Osamu Muraoka

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kinki University, 3-4-1 Kowakae, Higashi-osaka, Osaka 577-8502, Japan
Interests: isolation, structure determination, and total synthesis of bioactive natural products; structure-activity relation studies on the agents bearing antidiabetic, anticancer, hepatoprotective, or lipid accumulation promoting activities; quantitative analysis of bioactive constituents in medicinal herbs; functional food chemistry, etc
Prof. Dr. Basil D. Roufogalis

Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: new therapeutic agents from medicinal herbs in diabetes, and hyperlipidemia, but also in pain and cancer; traditional medicines for protection of diabetic complications and metabolic syndrome; mechanisms of herbal medicines; calcium translocating ATPase pumps and inhibitors; multi drug resistance in cancer; calcium regulation of cellular signalling by GTP-binding proteins
Prof. Dr. Volker Scheid

EASTmedicine Research Centre, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW, UK
Interests: East Asian medicines; medical anthropology; history of science, technology and medicine; social studies of science; critical theory; systems biology
Prof. Dr. Toku Takahashi

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin and Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Interests: acupuncture; anti-stress effect of oxytocin; brain gut axis; gastrointestinal motility; integrative medicine; loving kindness meditation; social interaction
Contribution: Special Issue: Integrative Medicine
Prof. Dr. Taras I. Usichenko

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medicine of Greifswald, Fleischmannstr. 42-44, D-17475 Greifswald, Germany
Interests: mechanisms of pain chronification; analgesic effects of vagal nerve stimulation; treatment of acute and chronic pain with the methods of complementary medicine; analgesic effects of influence of low-intensity electromagnetic waves
Prof. Dr. Robert Verpoorte

Natural Products Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Sylvius Laboratory, PO Box 9502, 2300RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: natural products; medicinal plants; ethnopharmacology; metabolomics; systems biology; metabolic engineering
Prof. Dr. Harald Walach

Institute of Transcultural Health Sciences and Samueli Institute, European University Viadrina Frankfurt, PO Box 1786, 15203 Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, especially homeopathy, spiritual healing, mind-body approaches; mindfulness and meditation research; methodology and conceptual issues in medicine and CAM
Prof. Dr. Claudia Witt

Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich, Sonneggstr. 6, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: comparative effectiveness research; research methodology; acupuncture; pain
Prof. Dr. Shufeng Zhou

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Interests: drug discovery; systems pharmacology; cancer pharmacology; drug metabolism and transport; pharmacometrics; pharmacogenomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Herbal Medicines and Natural Products
In other journals:
Special Issue: Molecular Science for Drug Development and Biomedicine
Special Issue: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Special Issue: Drug Design and Discovery: Principles and Applications
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