Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Research Fellow



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H.3.36Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





I have spent most of my adult life in biochemical research in the fields of diabetes and obstetrics. I have published over 100 peer reviewed papers and presented around 200 abstracts at national and international conferences. In addition I have written 4 chapters in technical books and have been invited to give several lectures at meetings. I also edit and correct papers written for English and American journals by authors whose first language is not English and most have been published. During my 37 years in research I have developed many techniques in the laboratories I have worked in. These include techniques such as PCR, immunoblotting, ELISA, radioimmunoassay, cloning, immunocytochemistry and tissue and cell culture. I have worked in laboratories in the United Kingdom, the United States and in the P.R.China. In addition, I am proficient at using databases and word documents. In later years I have been involved with managing funds for the laboratory and in the purchasing of equipment. I was made visiting Professor at Southwest hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing in June 2008 and visiting Professor at Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, Guangxi in November 2009. I can speak both English and French. I have taught several British and international students and helped them to study for further university degrees such as MD and PhD.



Chen M, Liu Q, Song M, et al., 2022, CircCLTH promotes skeletal muscle development and regeneration, Epigenetics, Vol:17, ISSN:1559-2294, Pages:2296-2317

Meng L, Lu H, Li Y, et al., 2022, Human papillomavirus infection can alter the level of tumour stemness and T cell infiltration in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:13, ISSN:1664-3224

Yang Y, Zhang H, Qiu S, et al., 2022, Risk assessment and early warning of the presence of heavy metal pollution in strawberries, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Vol:243, ISSN:0147-6513

Meng L, Chen S, Shi G, et al., 2022, Use of Single Cell Transcriptomic Techniques to Study the Role of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infection in Cervical Cancer, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:13, ISSN:1664-3224

Zhao J, Xu P, Liu X, et al., 2022, Application of Machine Learning Methods for the Development of Antidiabetic Drugs, Current Pharmaceutical Design, Vol:28, ISSN:1381-6128, Pages:260-271

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