Dr. Kalin Yanbo Zhang

School of Chinese Medicine

The University of Hong Kong, China

Pharmacologist and Associate Professor



2001-2003 Ph.D., Depart. of Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

1998-2000 M.Sc., Depart. of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

1978-1982 B.Sc., Chinese Pharmacy, Liaoning University of Chinese Medicine, China



  1. Lin X, Liu JY, Chung WY, Stephen Sze CW, Li HY, Lao LX, Zhang YB. Polysaccharides of Dendrobium officinale Induce AQP-5 Translocation by Activating M3 Muscarinic Receptor. Planta Med 2 (81): 130-137 2015.
  2. Lam Y, Ng TB, Yao RM, Shi J, Xu K, Sze SCW, Zhang YB. Evaluation of Chemical Constituents and Important Mechanism of Pharmacological Biology in Dendrobium Plants. EVID-BASED COMPL ALT Volume 2015, Article ID 841752, 25 pages.
  3. Song TH, Yang H, James Man Ho CM, Tang SCW, Sze SCW, Lao LX, Wang Y,Zhang KYB. Expression of aquaporin 5 (AQP5) in primary carcinoma and lymph node metastatic carcinoma of non-small cell lung cancer. ONCOL LETT 9: 2799-804 2015.
  4. Song TH, Zhang KYB, Lao LX, Lee KF, Sydney Tang CW, Ng TB, Stephen Sze CW. Simultaneous determination of berberine and palmatine in human plasma and urine by capillary electrophoresis combined with polypropylene hollow fiber liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction.Anal Methods 6: 7928-7934 2014.
  5. Chan YS,Zhang YB,SzeCW,Ng TB. A thermostable trypsin inhibitor with antiproliferative activity from small pinto beans.J Enzyme Inhib Med ChemAug; 29(4): 485-490 2014.
  6. Li P, Zhang ZM, Li T, Zhang YB, Sze SC, Wang GC, Li YL, Ye WC. Monoterpene derivatives from the roots of Paeonia lactiflora and their anti-proliferative activity. Fitoterapia 98C:124-129 2014.
  7. Fan J, Guan L, Kou Z, Feng F, Zhang YB, Liu WY. Determination of chrysotoxine in rat plasma by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and its application to a rat pharmacokinetic study. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 967: 57-62 2014.
  8. Liu JY, Nickolaj Jacob Petersen, Lee KF, Lao LX, Steen Honoré Hansen, Sze CW, Zhang YB. Application of Temperature-Correlated Mobility Theory for Optimizing the MEKC Separation of the Main Lignans from Schisandra Chinensis Fructus and its prescription Yuye Decoction. ELECTROPHORESIS 35: 2907-2914. 2014.
  9. Chan YS, Zhang YB, Ng TB. Brown kidney bean Bowman-Birk trypsin inhibitor is highly thermostable and pH-stable and exhibits antiproliferative activity on breast cancer cells. J SCI FOOD AGR 169(4): 1306-1314 2013.
  10. X Lin,Stephen Sze CW,Ng TB,Tong Y,Shaw PC,Tang SCW,Kalin Zhang KYB. Polysaccharides of Dendrobium officinale inhibit TNF-α-induced apoptosis in A-253 cell line.Inflamm Res2013 Mar; 62(3): 313-24.

Conference Papers

  1. Song TH, Zhang KYB. Enhanced antitumor effect of dendrobine combined with cisplatin for treating non-small cell lung cancer. ONCOL LETT. 9: 2799, 2015; and Proceedings of the Conference in Translation of the Cancer Genome. American Organization by American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, California. Paper and poster presentation.
  2. Liu JY. Tang SCW, Sze SCW, Lao LX, Ho JCM, Lee CKF, Zhang YB. Experiment study on the intestinal absorption of lignans from Fructus Schisandra Chinensis. ELECTROPHORESIS 35: 2907, 2014; and Proceedings of The 8th Pong Ding Yuen International Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine cum, The 2nd International Chinese Symposium on Free Radical Research & The 6th Symposium for Three Districts of Cross-straits on Free Radical Research, Hong Kong, China. Paper and poster presentation.
  3. Jingyi LIU, Sydney Chi Wai Tang, Stephen Cho Wing Sze, Lixing Lao, James Chung Man Ho, Calvin Kai Fai Lee, Yanbo ZHANG. Paper and poster presentation: Traditional Chinese Medicine is a Promising Alternative for the Management of Diabetic Nephropathy. The 8th Pong Ding Yuen International Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine cum, The 2nd International Chinese Symposium on Free Radical Research & The 6th Symposium for Three Districts of Cross-straits on Free Radical Research 15-16/11/2014, Hong Kong.
  4. Liu JY, Sze CW, Lee KF, Zhang YB. Aquaporin9 is a promising novel biomarker and therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. Nov 13-14, 2014. Arlington, VA, USA. Paper and poster presenters. Cell Symposia: Translational Neuroscience 2014. Organization by the editors of Cell Press's leading journals.
  5. Tianhe SONG, Kalin Yanbo ZHANG.  Paper published and poster presentation: Investigation on the anti-inflammatory activity and mechanism of Dendrobium extract in vitro and in vivo. 13th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM). Aug 27-30, 2014. Organizer: China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. International Conference Centre. Bejing, China.
  6. Sze CW, Dr. Lee KF, Shaw PC, Ng TB, Wong RNS, Lao LX, Dr. Zhang YB. DNA Microarray for Authentication of Medicinal Dendrobium Species. BIT 3rd Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014. Oral presentation (Speaker of Gateway 702) and abstract: Advanced Fabrication Processes and Applications for Microarray and Lab-on-Chips. April 25-28, 2014. Dalian, China. Organized by the Organizing Committee of AnalytiX2014.
  7. Song TH, Liu JY, Zhang YB. Paper presentation: Aquaporin-9 expression in damage astrocytes closely associated with Alzheimer’s disease. International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference 2014. Jun 6-7, 2014. Organized by Faculty of Social Sciences & Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.
  8. Zhang YB. Paper presentation: Study of preparation quality control testing of clinical Chinese medicine. 2014 International Symposium on Trends in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Jun 23-25, 2014 in Hangzhou China. Organized by Pharmaceutical Informatics Institute, Zhejiang University.
  9. 2013-Aug: Paper: Jing-Yi Liu, Cho-Wing Sze, Kai-Fai Lee, Yan-Bo Zhang*. Rapid characterization of chemical constituents and rats metabolites of the traditional Chinese medical Formualtion Yuye Decoction by UPLC-qTOF/MS. 11 Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM). Aug 27-29, 2011, Austria.