Professor Zhao Zhongzhen, Associate Dean of SCM, has been appointed visiting professorship of the Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AHUTCM) and received the appointment certificate from Professor Peng Daiying, Vice-President of AHUTCM, at a ceremony held on 11 September on AHUTCM campus. Professor Zhao presented his latest publication《中振說本草》to AHUTCM and delivered a talk entitled “The World of Materia Medica”.
Throughout his illustrious academic career spanning nearly four decades, Professor Zhao is devoted to studies in materia medica, Chinese medicines authentication and global traditional medicines. Professor Zhao introduced to the audience the scientific status of the Compendium of Materia Medica, and enriched their knowledge of the development of materia medica studies of eastern and western countries and of the development of Chinese materia medica and its applications. He has impressed his audience with his great scholarship and wide experience as well as eloquence.
An expert in pharmacognosy of international renown, Professor Zhao is also Visiting Professor of more than 10 institutions, amongst which are: Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; China Military Institute of Chinese Medicine, 302 Military Hospital; Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; and Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine. The honorary appointments have contributed to exchanges and cooperation between the School and research institutes and universities.