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Department of Food and Health Sciences

Academic Staff

TEACHING AREAS

  • Chinese Medicine
  • Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
  • Nutritional Science
  • Community Healthcare Practice

QUALIFICATIONS

2009 PhD in Pharmacognosy, Hong Kong Baptist University
2005 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University

EMPLOYMENT

2017 - Present Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) in Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2012 - 2017 Manager (Chinese Medicine Pharmacist), Hong Kong Hospital Authority
2011 - 2012 Assistant Chinese Medicine Officer, Department of Health
2008 - 2011 Research Associate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2008 - 2009 Instructor, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Part Time)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND AFFILIATION

2018 - Present Member, Innovation and Technology Commission/ Committee on Research and Development of Chinese Medicines
2018 - Present Member, Hong Kong Baptist University/ Committee on Pharmacy of Chinese Medicine Programmes
2017 Technical Expert, The Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS)
2017 - Present CM Pharmacist, Qualification of Licensed Pharmacist of Chinese Medicine, P.R.C
2015 - Present Chairwoman, Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Pharmacists Association (HKCMPA)
2012 - Present Consultant, Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Industry Association

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Authentication of Chinese Materia Medica
  • Standardization of Chinese Medicine
  • Herb-drug Interaction
  • Health Care Promotion

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Dawn AU, Vincent Kan, Winnie Szeto, Timothy Yung. Standardization on Clinical Pharmacy Terminology of Chinese Medicine for Development of Electronic Health Record (eHR) Sharing System in Hong Kong. The 5th Annual Meeting of GP-TCM Research Association-cum-Summit on Compendium of Materia Medica and Innovative Drug Discovery in Chinese Medicine. Hong Kong, China. Poster presentation. 2016
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, et al, Dawn AU. Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture Tour (Chinese). Published by the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Culture Promotion Co-ordinating Committee. Food and Health Bureau. 2016
  • Vincent Kan, Fion Ying, Dawn AU. Systematic Review of Case Reports on Polygoni Multiflori Radix Induced Liver Injury. 13th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM). Poster presentation. Beijing, China. 2014
  • Dawn AU, Vincent Kan, Teresa Ngan. Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine Authentication and Toxicology Database. 12th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM). Austria. Poster presentation. 2013
  • Dawn AU. Fake Chinese medicines. Hospital Authority Toxicology Services Scientific Conference. Hong Kong. Speaker. 2013
  • Albert Sun-chi Chan, et al, Dawn AU. Authentication of Valuable Chinese Medicines (Chinese). Cosmos Books. 2013
  • Dawn AU, Lijing Wang, Dajian Yang, Daniel KW Mok, Albert SC Chan, Hongxi Xu. Application of microscopy in authentication of valuable Chinese medicine Ⅰ—Cordyceps sinensis, its counterfeits and related products. Microscopy Research and Technique. 2012, 75(1):54-64
  • Weiwei Dong, Zhongda Zeng, Dawn AU, Chion Chan, Dajian Yang, Xiaobo Li. Quality Control of Colla Corii Asini Using Near-infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics Clustering Thechniques. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis. 2012, 20(1):152-158, 171
  • Weiwei Dong, Dawn AU, Xinwei Cao, Xiaobo Li, Dajian Yang. Discriminating Astragali Radix from Its Adulterants Using HPLC coupled with Chemometrics Clustering Techniques. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis. 2011, 19(4): 495-501
  • Dawn AU. Cordyceps (Chinese). Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. 2011
  • Dawn AU. Codonopsis (Chinese). Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. 2011
  • Dawn AU. Ginseng (Chinese). Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. 2011
  • Dawn AU, Hubiao Chen, Zhihong Jiang, Zhongzhen Zhao. A novel method to identify the Chinese herbal medicine Wuzhimaotao by quantification of laticifers. Microscopy Research and Technique. 2009, 72: 293-298.
  • Min Xu, et al, Dawn AU. Adjuvant Phytotherapy in the Treatment of Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2009, 15: 1347-1353.
  • Dawn AU, et al, Zhongzhen Zhao. Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Hakka in Guangdong, China. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2008, 117 (1): 41-50
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Peigen Xiao, et al. Dawn AU: Encyclopedia on Contemporary Medicinal Plants (Vol. 1-4) English version, World Scientific. 2008
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Jialin Wu, et al. Dawn AU: Illustrated 100 Families of Medicinal Plant. Traditional Chinese version. Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. 2008
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Tommy Li, et al. Dawn AU: Illustrated 100 Easily Confused Chinese Materia Medica. Traditional Chinese version. Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. 2008
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Peigen Xiao, et al. Dawn AU: Encyclopedia on Contemporary Medicinal Plants. (Vol. 1-4). Simplified Chinese version. Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. World Publishing Corporation (Shanghai). 2007- 2008
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Peigen Xiao, et al. Dawn AU: Encyclopedia on Contemporary Medicinal Plants. (Vol. 1-4). Traditional Chinese version. Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.. 2006- 2007
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Tommy Li, et al. Dawn AU: Easily Confused Chinese Medicines in Hong Kong. English version. Hong Kong: Chinese Medicine Merchants Association Ltd.. 2007
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, Tommy Li, et al. Dawn AU: Easily Confused Chinese Medicines in Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese version. Hong Kong: Chinese Medicine Merchants Association Ltd.. 2005
  • Zhongzhen Zhao, et al. Dawn AU: An Illustrated Microscopic Identification of Chinese Materia Medica. (Bilingual- English and Chinese version). Chung Hwa Book Co., (H.K.) Ltd. 2005

 

Newspaper

  • 李時珍以毒驅毒實錄. 都巿日報. 2016/12/22 (週四)
  • 中醫治急症有一手 小柴胡湯退燒止嘔.都巿日報. 2017/09/08 (週五)
  • 土鱉要乸唔要公. 都巿日報. 2018/10/29 (週一)

 

Research Grants

  • 2019-2021 Development of Chinese Medicine-Drug Interaction Database with the Aid of Artificial Intelligence. Innovation and Technology Commission (HKD$ 1,466,790.5). Co- investigator: Dawn AU
  • 2019 – 2020 Establish an exchange platform for Chinese medicine pharmaceutical professionals in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay. Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS) (HKD$ 1,058,000) Principal investigator: Dawn AU
  • 2018 – 2020 Rational Use of Chinese Medicinal (CM) Residues, Treat the Chinese Medicinal Pulp Properly---Save Money, Healthy and Environmentally Friendly. Environmental Education and Community Action Project (HKD$ 444,701) Principal investigator: Dawn AU
  • 2018 a Natural Medicine and Healthy Food Study Tour to Canada. Student Development Fund, VTC (HKD$ 325,800) Principal investigator: Dawn AU