Professor Zhao Zhongzhen, Associate Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine, has recently received an award from the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Industry Association for his outstanding achievement and contribution to Chinese materia medica research.
An expert in medicinal plants, Chinese materia medica, Chinese medicinal formulae, history of Chinese medicine and authentication of Chinese materia medica, Professor Zhao has made valuable contribution to Chinese medicine education, research and international exchange.
In recent years, he has been actively engaged in the authentication of Chinese materia medica and quality assurance of herbal medicines/proprietary herbal medicinal products and has published a number of books on the authentication of Chinese medicines with his wealth of experience accumulated during his decades-long career. In addition, he has also been contributing to the establishment of Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards.
Professor Zhao was gratified to have won the recognition of the industry and pledged to continue his best endeavours for the advancement of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Industry Association was established by the chairpersons of more than 20 Chinese medicine trade associations with a view to hosting various activities to promote Chinese medicine. This is the first time the Association honours quality Chinese medicine enterprises and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.
Professor Zhao Zhongzhen (right) receives the award from Professor Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR Government, at a ceremony