The fourth China-ASEAN Training Course on traditional Medicine and Crop waste medical Research technology was successfully held on December 21 at Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (GXUTCM). Nanning, Guangxi. Aim at further promoting the exchange and cooperation of traditional medicine between China and ASEAN countries, teaching the forefront of academic ideas and experimental technology, and training more traditional medicine research professionals for ASEAN countries. The training course was hosted by GXUTCM, and organized by China-ASEAN Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Traditional Medicine Research, Collaborative Innovation Center for Research on Functional Ingredients of Agricultural Residues and Guangxi Key Laboratory of Efficacy Study on Chinese Materia Medica. The training courses were conducted "online + offline" live broadcast in multiple locations, chaired by Prof. Deng.
At the opening ceremony, Leng Jing, the vice president of GXUTCM said, Since 2017, the school has successfully hosted 3 consecutive "China-ASEAN Workshop for Medicinal Study on Traditional Medicine and Agricultural Residues", and achieved good results. This year, the COVID-19 is spreading around the world. The university has given full play to the advantages of traditional medicine and actively responded to it. It has jointly obtained 7 Guangxi emergency special funds in collaboration with experts from Singapore and Thailand. She hoped that through this training, more professionals in traditional medicine research will be cultivated for ASEAN countries, and the exchanges and cooperation of traditional medicine between China and ASEAN countries will be further promoted.
Academician Liu Chang-xiao, director of the China-ASEAN Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Traditional Medicine Research, said that since the establishment of the China-ASEAN Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Traditional Medicine Research, it has carried out a large number of academic exchanges, resource investigations and talent exchanges, and published Chinese and English Version "China-ASEAN Traditional Medicines", and organized experts to hold many international conferences and training courses. It is hoped that through this training course, ASEAN trainees can gain more knowledge, technology and skills, and make greater contributions to the development of traditional medicines and crop waste medicinal resources in ASEAN countries. He said ‘I would like to thank the Guangxi Autonomous Region Government, the Guangxi Science and Technology Department and the Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine for their strong support, and especially thank Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine for its contribution to organizing this workshop.
The training focused on new methods and new technologies for the medicinal value research of traditional medicines and agricultural residues, carry out training on the advanced technologies including quality standards and quality control of TCMs, the mechanism of TCM prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, precision targeted metabolomics and transformational innovation of Chinese medicine, separation of new compounds, structure identification and biological activity evaluation. Specially invited professor Zhao Zhong-zhen from Hong Kong Baptist University, professor Bai Gang from Nankai University, researcher Lv Hai-tao from Shanghai Jiaotong University, professor Zhu Guo-yuan from Macau University of Science and Technology, professor Hou Xiao-tao from GXUTCM, and Dr. Tang Pei-ling, senior lecturer at the Tunku University College, to give lectures.
More than 50 people from 10 ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia Participated in online learning, the number of students was twice as before. At the same time, it is open to teachers and students of GXUCTM and colleagues in the field. A total of more than 200 people participated in this training online, which has received positive responses!