Talk title Studying metabolism of herbal substances. Case study of scoparone
Speaker Dr. Risto Olavi Juvonen
Senior Researcher
University of Eastern Finland
Date & Time 13 September 2018 (Thursday) 10:00-11:00
Venue Room G004, E12 Building (University of Macau)
Abstract Dr. Risto Juvonen received his Ph.D. in Toxicology at the University of Kuopio, Finland and conducted post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. He is an eminent researcher and educator in the field to toxicology and has served as a Department Chair and president of the Finnish Society of Toxicology. He is well known for the development and use of fluorescent metabolites to probe hepatic metabolism and function. His seminar will detail recent studies with Scoparone, an active substance of Chinese Herbal Medicine Yin Chen Hao, its metabolism, and comparative toxicology between animals and humans.