Dr. Qihe Xu is a tenured faculty member at King’s College London, University of London, UK. He is Co-founder of King’s Centre for Integrative Chinese Medicine, Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine, BSc Pharmacology Admissions Tutor, Convener of MSc/MRes Pharmacology Projects, and supervises research projects at BSc, MBBS, MSc/MRes, PhD and postdoctoral levels.
As a principal investigator, Dr Xu’s research has focused on roles for vitamin A derivatives and herbal products in the prevention of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and renal fibrosis. Particularly dedicated to good practice, international collaboration and applications of omics technology, his work has been funded by EU and UK governments, Royal Society, Kidney Research UK and British Heart Foundation. In 2009-2012, he chaired the steering committee of the FP7 Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research in the Post-genomic Era project and led the founding the Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association, to which he was Vice President in 2012-2014 and is currently the Newsletter Editor-in-chief and an elected Member of Board of Directors.
Dr. Xu earned his MBBS, MD and PhD from Xinxiang Medical University, Peking University Health Science Centre and the General Hospital of the Chinese PLA, respectively. He was an awardee of a meritorious medal from the Chinese PLA, a national award for scientific & technological advances in China, a scholarship and a fellowship from the International Society of Nephrology and a Courtesy Associate Fellowship of the US National Institutes of Health. Other experiences included Secretary-General, Chinese Students & Scholars Association in the UK, President of the Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK and Founder Vice-President of the Academy of Life Sciences for Chinese in the UK. His hobbies include table tennis and he is co-founder and Standing Vice-President of the UK Chinese (Ying-Hua) Table Tennis Club.
Address: Dr Qihe Xu, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ
Current position: Co-Director, King’s Centre for Integrative Chinese Medicine & Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine