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My lab is centered on studying bioactive dietary phytochemicals for the prevention and/or treatment of human chronic diseases, particularly metabolic disorders. 

1) Metabolism and bioavailability of bioactive phytochemicals, especially (poly)phenolic compounds, with application of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics.

2) Identification and characterization of bioactive bioavailable phytochemicals (including their metabolites) and functional microorganisms for rational design of foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs).

3) Reciprocal interactions between dietary phytochemicals and the gut microbiota; application of synbiotic and postbiotics as novel FSMPs.

We hope that our research findings could guide the general public for wiser food choices and healthier lifestyles.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Food and Nutritional Sciences, PhD, The University of Hong Kong

3 Sept 201231 Aug 2016

Award Date: 30 Oct 2016

Chemistry, Bachelor (Hons.), Hong Kong Baptist University

1 Sept 200830 Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Natural product chemistry, Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

15 Dec 201615 Jan 2020


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