Dr. Hua-Feng Zhang is the director of International Joint Research Center of Shaanxi Province for Food and Health Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University. He received his Ph.D. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development (R & D) center in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China. He is also an investigator of National Engineering Laboratory for Resources Development of Endangered Crude Drugs in Northwest China, Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Medicinal Resources and Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Research Center of Fruit and Vegetable Deep-processing Technology in Shaanxi Province.
His research focuses on R & D of edible medicinal plants (e.g., Epimedium), nutrition and food safety. He has published more than 80 articles in journals such as Trends in Food Science and Technology (U.K.), Industrial Crops and Products (U.K.), Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies (U.K.), Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Netherland) and Journal of AOAC International (U.S.A.). In 2012, he published correspondence/ viewpoint of sustainable utilization of medicinal plants resources in China in the world-famous journal, Nature (U.K.). He is the member of Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chinese Nutrition Society, and Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology. And he is a reviewer for several international journals (e.g., Curr. Med. Chem., Asia-Pac. J. Chem. Eng. and J. Food Biochem.) and research funding agencies (e.g., National Natural Science Foundation of China). His professional honors and awards include (1) Prize for Excellence in Science and Technology Week in China; (2) Chu Yuet Wah Award in Chinese Academy of Sciences; and (3) Education Award in Shaanxi Normal University.
Contact details: (1) Address: International Joint Research Center of Shaanxi Province for Food and Health Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, West Chang’an Avenue, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, P.R. China (Postal code: 710119); (2) E-mail: isaacsau@@sohu.com (Please delete one @ before sending an email); (3) Tel/Fax: +86 29 85310517.