I got my doctorate from China Agricultural University. My research work has been concentrating on functional foods with properties of prevention and remedy of cardiovascular diseases, especially of hypertension, microorganisms involved in food fermentation as well as advanced techniques for separating bioactive substances. It's my great honor to work here at NFRI as a UNU-Kirin fellow, and I value this opportunity very much. The objective of my present research is to evaluate the angiotensin I-converting enzyme/renin inhibitory activities of Chinese soybean paste and to identify the related bioactive substances, which would be helpful to develop functional foods with potential blood pressure-decreasing properties.
I've been here for nearly two months. I'm quite impressed by the rigorous scholarship of the NFRI researchers, the great research platform and the quiet and beautiful surroundings. So, I'm confident that the work at NFRI will be great experience for me to enhance my academic capacity and attain further achievement, and that the programme will definitely strengthen the research project on functional food development of my home laboratory. Besides, I have been very interested in Japanese culture, like Japanese language, food, literature and movies. I had a precious chance to see sakura at the end of April and was really charmed with its beauty. I also hope to improve my Japanese level during my stay in Japan.