Day 1 (August 22, Wednesday)
8:30-20:00 Arrival & Registration
19:30-21:00 Welcome Dinner
Day 2 (August 23, Thursday)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:40 Opening Remark
9:40-10:20 Keynote Speech, Room: G078
Modulator: Alberto Carlos Pires Dias
Prof. Norberto Peporine Lopes: Mass Spectrometry for Natural Products Analysis
10:20-11:00 Keynote Speech, Room: G078
Modulator: Maggie Pui Man Hoi
Prof. Shaoping Li: Novel Methods for Discovery of Active Components from Medicinal Plants
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing
11:15-12:35 Invited Lectures  (Parallel session) 
  Session 1: Medicinal Plant Resource & Chemical Analysis, Room: G078 Session 2: Drug Discovery  (Brain), Room: G062 Session 3: Drug Discovery  (Cancer),  Room: G051
Modulators: Shaoping Li, Maria Silvana Alves Modulators: Jiahong Lu, Krystyna  Skalicka-Woźniak Modulators: Xiuping Chen, Clara Bik San Lau
11:15-11:35 Maria Silvana Alves : In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Natural Products: Looking for New Chemical Entities or Predicting Clinical Responses - Brazilian Contributions Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak: Hyphenation of HPCCC and the In Vitro and In Vivo Models as An Efficient Platform for Discovery of Natural Products  Clara Bik San Lau: Discovery of the Potential Value of A Well-known Medicinal Plant Andrographis Paniculata in Esophageal Cancer
11:35-11:55 Daniel Mok: Metabolomics study of the protecting effect of the water extract of Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma et Radix on rats with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) Jianhui Liang: Effects of Brucine and Brucine N-oxide on Ethanol Intake and Preference in Alcohol-preferring Fawn-Hooded Rats Gandhi Ra´ dis-Baptista: Crotalicidin, Cathelicidin-related Peptide from Rattlesnake Venom Gland, A Template for Fragments with Broad Spectrum of Antiproliferative Activity
11:55-12:15 Haichao Zhou: Structural Diversity and Antioxidant Activity of Plant Polyphenols (tannins) from Different Mangrove Plant Species Qiuju Yuan: Neuroprotection Effects of Berberine on Spinal Motoneurons Following Spinal Root Avulsion in Rats Elaine Lai-Han Leung:  Modulation of Cell Metabolism and Redox Capacity Using Traditional Chinese Medicines for Treatment of Lung Cancer
12:15-12:35 Qingwen Zhang: Separation of Volatile Components  from the Herbs from Lingnan Region by High Speed Counter-Current Chromatography Huanxing Su: New Approaches to Uncovering Neuroprotective Effects of Omega-3 Jinjian Lu: Anticancer Effects and Mechanisms of Nagilactone E
12:35-14:30 Lunch/Poster Viewing
14:30-15:10 Keynote Speech, Room: G078 
Modulator: Chunming Wang
Prof. Alvaro Viljoen:  Challenges in Globalizing African Traditional Medicines-the Journey of Sceletium
15:10-15:45 Keynote Speech, Room: G078
Modulator: Simon Ming Yuen Lee
Dr. Yue Shen: The Way to A Chemically Synthesized Yeast Genome
15:45-15:50 Introduction of Chinese Medicine Journal 
Deputy Editor: Chuming Wang
15:50-16:10 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing
16:10-17:30 Invited Lectures  (Parallel session)
  Session 1: Chem-biodiversity & Floral Omics, Room: G078 Session 2: Drug Discovery  (Brain & Lung), Room: G062 Session 3: Drug Discovery  (Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases), Room: G051
Modulators: Ging Chan, Yue Shen Modulators: Wai Shiu Fred Wong,  Alberto Carlos Pires Dias Modulators: Anna  Wai San Cheang, Yu Huang
16:10-16:25 Mingquan Guo: Search for Natural Inhibitors of Drug Targets from Medicinal Plants with Bio-affinity Ultrafiltration and LC-MS Alberto Carlos Pires Dias: At Plant, From Lab Bench to Bedside: A Translational Approach Yu Huang: Herbal ingredients protect vascular function in diseases
16:20-16:45 Shifeng Cheng: Phylomics-TCM and Bioprospecting Anson Kin-Sang Cho: Animal Model of Glaucoma For Drug Screening Xiaoying Zhang: Echinacoside and Cistanche tubulosa have male reproductive protection effect by targeting hypothalamic androgen receptor
16:45-17:00 Clarence Tsun Ting Wong: Chemical Synthesis and Manipulation of Natural Peptides Wai Shiu Fred Wong: Vitamin E Isoform y-Tocotrienol: A Potential Remedy for Asthma and COPD Ligen Lin: α-Mangostin protects against age-associated metabolic disorders targeting
adipose tissue inflammation"
17:00-17:15 Sekaran Ganesh: Isolation and Characterization of Acanthus Ilicifolius Mitochondrial Proteins: A Proteomic and Bioinformatics Approach Lisa Yan-Fang Xian: Isorhynchophylline Reverses Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress-induced Depressive-like Behaviors via Increasing Expression of Neurotrophins in the Rat Brain Sai Wang Seto: Vascular effects of Sailuotong, a standardized Chinese herbal formula, for vascular dementia
17:15-17:30 Guangyi Fan: Chromosomal Level Genome of Panax Notoginseng Genome and Population Analysis Provide Insights into Disease Resistance and Ginsenoside Biosynthesis Maggie Pui Man Hoi: The Abnormal Aging of the Brain and Herbal Therapeutics Guozhen Cui: Cardioprotective roles of an agent originated from traditional Chinese medicine
17:30-18:00 Poster Presentation
18:30-20:30 Gala-dinner
Day 3 (August 24, Friday)
8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Keynote Speech, Room: G078
Modulator: Carolina Oi Lam Ung
Prof. Werner Knöss: Regulatory Frameworks for Herbal Medicines - Harmonization in the European Union and Challenges of Globalization
10:00-10:30 Keynote Speech, Room: G078
Modulator: Clara Bik San Lau
Prof. Vivian Chi-Woon Wong Taam: Sourcing of Medicinal Food Plants for Sustainability and Biodiversity – IUCN, TRAFFIC, EU LIFE & CSCA
10:30-11:00 Keynote Speech, Room: G078
Modulator: Simon Ming Yuen Lee
Dr. Lit Fui Lau: Topic to be confirmed
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing
11:15-12:30 Invited Lectures  (Parallel session)
  Session 1: Technology Transfer & Regulatory , Room: G078 Session 2: Medicinal Plant Research ,  Room: G062 Session 3: Product Development and Commercialization, Room: G051
Modulators: Hao Hu,  Brad W.C. Lau Modulators: Emily Ying Wang, Shifeng Cheng Modulators: Chunming Wang, Lit Fui Lau
11:15-11:30 Pedro Lobo: Cooperation and Business Opportunities in the Medical Field between Angola and China, Using Macau as A Platform Amélia Maria Lopes Dias da Silva: Exploring the bioactivities of Thymus species extracts in search of new sources of nutraceuticals  11:15-11:45 Fred Anthony Rowley: Successful Tablet Compressing of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines (TCM)    
11:30-11:45 Brad W.C. Lau: Macau as the Hub of Quality Chinese Medicinal Products Emily Ying Wang: Andrographolide Derivatives as Anti-inflammation Agents 11:45-12:00 Chunming Wang: A Growth Factor-binding Polysaccharide-based Bioactive Scaffold for Wound Healing
11:45-12:00 Jennifer Che: IP Issues and Strategies for Medicinal Plants Vanessa Alexandra Fernandes Magalhães: Baccharis spp.: Signatures of Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activity 12:00-12:15 Henry Hoi Yee Tong: Topical Skin-lightening Herbal Extracts for Cosmetic & Medical Purposes
12:00-12:15 Hao Hu: The Use of Microblog “Weibo” for Pharmaceutical Marketing by Chinese Patent Medicine companies in China  Jiameng Liu: Diversity and Antimicrobial Activities of Endophytic Actinobacteria of Traditional Chinese Medicine Plants from Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, China 12:15-12:30 Ying Zheng: Zebrafish as a Visual and Dynamic Model to Assess the Biofate of Nanosized Drug Delivery Systems
12:15-12:30 Simon Ming Yuen Lee: Opportunities and Challenges for Translating Natural Products into New Drugs and Food Supplements Yong-Moon Lee: Phytosphingolipid Analysis in Plant Biomass by HLPC-FLD after OPA Derivatization    
12:30-12:50 Award Presentations and Closing Remarks
12:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Lab Visit: State Key Laboratary of Quality Research In Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau
14:30-18:00 Historical Sightseeing Tour or Departure
Day 4 (August 25, Saturday)
9:30-12:00 Chinese Medicine Park Tour or Departure

Keynote speakers

Norberto Peporine Lopes
Shaoping Li
Maria Silvana Alves
Daniel Mok
Haichao Zhou
Qingwen Zhang
Krystyna Skalicka-Wozniak
Jianhui Liang
Qiuju Yuan
Su Huanxing
Clara Bik-San Lau
Gandhi Rádis-Baptista
Elaine Lai-Han Leung
Jinjian Lu
Alvaro Viljoen
Yue shen
Mingquan Guo
Shifeng Cheng
Clarence Tsun Ting Wong
Sekaran Ganesh
Guangyi Fan
Alberto Carlos Pires
Anson Kin-Sang Cho
Wai Shiu Fred Wong
Xian Yan-Fang Lisa
Maggie Pui Man Hoi
Yu Huang
Xiaoying Zhang
Ligen Lin
Sai Wang Seto
Werner Knöss
Vivian Chi-Woon Wong
Jennifer Che
Simon Ming Yuen Lee
Amélia Maria Lopes Dias da Silva
Emily Ying Wang
Vanessa Magalhães
Jia-Meng Liu
Fred Anthong Rowley
Chunming Wang
Henry H. Y. Tong



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Date:    22-24 August 2018
Venue: University of Macau