BIAN Zhaoxiang 卞兆祥

Professor BIAN Zhaoxiang

  • Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) of HKBU;
  • Tsang Shiu Tim Endowed Professor in Chinese Medicine Clinical Studies;
  • Director and Chair Professor, Clinical Division;
  • Director, Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Study Centre;
  • Associate Director, Institute of Creativity;
  • Director, Master of Science in Personal Health Management (Chinese Medicine) Programme
  • Expert in basic and clinical research of gastrointestinal disease with Chinese medicine

Prof Bian Zhaoxiang had been educated in Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology and Guangzhou University of TCM, and was conferred the Ph.D. degree in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine in 1994. After graduation, he engaged in clinical and basic research in digestive diseases in Guangzhou University of TCM. Under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme of HKSAR, he moved to Hong Kong Baptist University in 2001. Prof Bian’s research focuses mainly on the relationship between psychological stress and digestive diseases, especially focusing on the development and recurrence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and colorectal cancer. Major research topics involve: i) Basic mechanism of visceral hyperalgesia and gastrointestinal motility disorder and its associated depression; 2) Psychological stress and colorectal cancer; 3) Clinical trial with Chinese medicine for digestive diseases, including IBS, IBD, functional constipation and colorectal cancer ; 4). New drug development based on Chinese herbal medicine and its active fraction for digestive diseases. He has been awarded second prize of National Science and Technology Award of China in 1999. Currently, Prof Bian serves as Director of Clinical Division, School of Chinese Medicine, and Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) of HKBU.