Natural Product Chemist
Chinese (mother tongue)
- BSc / Biochemistry, South China Agricultural University 2001
- PhD / Pharmacy, King’s College London, University of London 2006
- Postdoctoral research, Pharmacy department, King’s College London 2007
Quality control of traditional medicines via chromatography and spectrometry technologies; Chemosystematic implications of compounds found in Iris spp.
Phytochemical research of selected natural products based on their traditional use in the benefit areas and high-throughput screening results. In-vitro bioassay-guided fractionation leading to isolation of active compounds, which supports the development of new healthcare products. Structures of novel compounds determined mainly by means of MS (mass spectrometry) and 1D & 2D NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopic techniques.
Rui, F., Veitch, N.C., Kite, G.C., Porter, E.A., Simmonds, M.S.J. (2013). Enhanced Profiling of Flavonol Glycosides in the Fruits of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). J. Agric. Food Chem. 61: 3868−3875. Available online
Fang, R., Veitch, N.C., Kite, G.C., Howes, M-J.R., Porter, E.A. & Simmonds, M.S.J. (2011). Glycosylated constituents of Iris fulva Ker Gawl. and Iris brevicaulis Raf. Chemical & pharmaceutical Bulletin 59(1): 124-128. Available online
Fang, R., Houghton, P.J. & Hylands, P.J. (2008). Cytotoxic effects of compounds from Iris tectorum on human cancer cell lines. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 118(2): 257-263. Available online
Fang, R., Houghton, P.J. , Luo, C. & Hylands, P.J. (2007). Isolation and structure determination of two triterpenes from Iris tectorum. Phytochemistry 68(9): 1242-1247. Available online
Fang, R. (2005). The principles and methods for the development of TCM quality control system. Chinese Journal of Information on Traditional Chinese Medicine 12(6): 3-5. Available online