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Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

PhD Student

  • Natural Products and Peptides

    Jagtvej 162

    2100 København Ø

    Phone: +45 35 33 46 45

Current research

The focus of my PhD project is on the discovery of drug leads (plant extracts) for the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D).This will be achieved by identification of plant materials with significant effect on targets involved in T2D (a-glucosidase, a-amylase, PTP1B, SGLT-2 etc.) for development of multi-target herbal drugs. The active compounds in the plant materials will be identified in our pharmacometabolomics technology platform that couples high-resolution bioassay screening with hyphenated HPLC-SPE-NMR for structure elucidation.

Fields of interest

Type 2 diabetes; Hyphenated techniques: High-resolution bioassay coupled with HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR and related techniques; Functional food and bioactive natural products.

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