Professor, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Marine Materia Medica
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China
Yonghong Liu obtained his BS and MS degrees from the Changchun College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jilin province China, then he went to Korea and received a PhD degree from the Pusan National University, Busan, Korea under the guidance of Professor Jee H. Jung. He undertook postdoctoral research with Nobutoshi Murakami at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan and Pedro Abreu at the New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, before returning to China to take a position as a senior scientist in 2006 at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is working as vice-director of Guangdong Key Laboratory of Marine Materia Medica. He has authored 115 peer reviewed articles, edited 6 books and monographs.
His research interests are the isolation and structural elucidation of biologically-active secondary metabolites from marine invertebrates and medicinal plants, to develop anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic effects new drugs.