Skip to main content

Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research in the Post-genomic Era

Objective

In contrast to the reductionist approach of Western medicine that is based on modern anatomy, cell and molecular biology, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a unique theory system and an individualised and holistic approach to describe health and disease, based on the philosophy of Yin-Yang balance and an emphasis on harmony of functions. These two medicine systems disagree with each other in many situations as both of them may observe health from their limited perspective. “GP-TCM” aims to inform best practice and harmonise research of the safety and efficacy of TCM, especially Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) and acupuncture, in EU Member States using a functional genomics approach through exchange of opinions, experience and expertise among scientists in EU Member States and China. In 10 proposed work packages, we will take actions to review the current status, identify problems and solutions in the quality control, extraction and analysis of CHM. While these fundamental issues are addressed, discussion forums emphasising the use of functional genomics methodology in research of the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of CHM and acupuncture will be the core of this Coordination project. It will include the application of the technique in cell-based models, animal models and in clinical studies. Guidelines about good practice and agreed protocols in related research areas will be published to promote future TCM research in all the EU member states; online tools and research resources will be made available to EU member states; EU member states and additional China partners will be invited to join this network; The GP-TCM Research Association will be established during this project and kept running autonomously to continue the guidance and coordination of EU-China collaboration in TCM research.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 449 555

Participants (29)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 9 630
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verena Dirsch (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 29 960
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Duez (Prof.)
BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF CHINESE MEDICINE
China
EU contribution
€ 9 630
Address
Bei San Huan Dong Lu 11
100029 Beijing

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yanjiang Qiao (Prof.)
China Capital Medical University
China
EU contribution
€ 37 450
Address
Xi Tou Tiao, You An Men Wai 10
100069 Beijing

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xiaomin Wang (Prof.)
Institute of Medicinal Plant Development , Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 11 770
Address
Malianwa North Road 151
100193 Beijing

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xinmin Liu (Dr.)
SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF ACUPUNCTURE - MOXIBUSTION AND MERIDIANS
China
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
South Wanping Road 650
200030 Shanghai

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Huangan Wu (Prof.)
SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
China
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Cailun Road, Pudong New Area 1200
201203 Shanghai

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chenghai Liu (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Pokfulam Road
Pokfulam

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hani El-Nezami (Dr.)
ASPER BIOTECH AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Vaksali 17a
50410 Tartu

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anu Aaspõllu (Ms.)
BUNDESINSTITUT FUR ARZNEIMITTEL UND MEDIZINPRODUKTE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Kurt Georg Kiesinger Allee 3
53175 Bonn

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Werner Knoess (Dr.)
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 37 450
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Uwe Droste
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angelika Vollmar (Prof.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
College Green Trinity College
D02 CX56 Dublin 2

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola Chierichetti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 6 420
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Carrara (Dr.)
CMC Tasly Group BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Geldersekade 67-73
1011 EK Amsterdam

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
You Ping Zhu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 450
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ton Brouwer
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Dias (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 590
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Lucio Cazaña (Prof.)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid

See on map

Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Ignacio Flores Nicolas (Mr.)
LI DAN JIANG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Glossop Road 439
S10 2PR Sheffield

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dan Jiang (Mrs.)
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
TW93AB Richmond

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Daniels (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 350
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Galpin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 350
Address
Wulfruna Street
WV1 1LY Wolverhampton

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jasbir Heer (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 820
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edna Murphy (Ms.)
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rainer Viergutz (Dr.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 665
Address
Borough Road 103
SE10AA London

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Plant (Ms.)