Investigating Safer Uses For Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Dr Ren Yi
Dr Ren Yi has been a scientist in A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) for 7 years. He is passionate about teaching and research in knowledge and technologies that have a positive impact to our daily life. His main expertise is material synthesis, analysis and characterisation. Ren Yi’s recent research efforts focus on the development of functional devices and sensing technologies for environment and health applications. He has helped industry partners with many improved processes and products; and guided award-winning local and international Junior College and undergraduate student projects.
As consumers become more savvy about the benefits of TCM, they also need access to current information on the actual ingredients in popular herbs and elixirs. The talk allays the concerns of consumers in using TCM through showing how research can profile the chemical composition of TCM in a quick and efficient way. Join Dr Ren Yi to learn more about how chemical fingerprinting in their research can contribute to uses of TCM.