Organizing Committee Member
Norwich Medical School University
I began my career at Harbin Medical University where I graduated with M.B. in Preventative Medicine, Master in Nutrition and a Lecturer for 4 years. I have background on Food Chemistry, Toxicology and food safety risk assessment. During my PhD study at the Institute of Food Research (IFR), Norwich I developed a specific assay for a selenium dependent glutathione peroxidase (GPX4). After my PhD, I worked as Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist at IFR. My research focused on chemopreventive activities of dietary phytochemicals especially on the synergistic interactions between phytochemicals and nutrients on chemoprotective gene expression. I moved to School of Medicine, UEA in March 2005 as a Lecturer.
Understanding the mechanisms of isothiocyanates in cancer prevention, focussing on signalling pathways, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and expression of chemoprotective enzymes. Understanding the mechanism of Interactions between dietary isothiocyanates and selenium in gene expression. Identification of novel anti-cancer biomarkers using microarray and proteomic approaches. Neuroprotective effects of isothiocyanates and polyphenols. Bioactivity of nanoencapsulated phytochemicals and trace elements.