Employees – University of Copenhagen

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

PhD Student

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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