The discipline of integrated traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine of Lanzhou University is based on the institute of integrated traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine and other related research institute of basic medicine of Lanzhou University. The department of traditional Chinese medicine was established in 1958; The lab of integrated traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine was established in 1993 and renamed as institute of integrated traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine in 2000. In 1986, the Degree Committee of the State Council authorized to award Master’s degree of clinical Chinese integrative medicine science, and authorized to award Doctor’s degree of clinical Chinese integrative medicine science and Master’s degree of basic Chinese integrative medicine science in 2003. The Chinese integrative medicine science has always been the provincial key discipline in Gansu. In 2003, the basic Chinese integrative medicine science was authorized by the Gansu Provincial Bureau of Health as provincial key discipline. In the year 2009, the basic Chinese integrative medicine science was authorized by the State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau as clinical key discipline. These are the key research fields of Chinese integrative medicine science: 1. The basic research of antineoplastic of traditional Chinese medicine; 2. The study on the mechanism of the Chinese traditional medicine to cure and prevention heavy metal poisoning; 3. The research on the Constitution Categories in TCM; 4. The clinical research on the Chinese integrative medicine to cure tumor and Kidney diseases.
Now the academic pacesetter is Doctor weidong Cheng, who is also the responsible person of the Doctor station of clinical Chinese integrative medicine science. Cheng holds the post of the chairman of the laboratory committee of the Chinese integrative medicine science; Commissioner of the Association of Chinese medicine basic theory branch; Commissioner of the Association of Chinese medicine pharmacology society; Commissioner of the national food, heath products review committee; Commissioner of Gansu Chinese traditional medicine branch of the Association of Chinese medicine; Commissioner of Gansu kidney disease branch of the Association of Chinese medicine; Vice-chairman of the Chinese herbal medicine development trade association of Gansu province; Key discipline leaders of Gansu provincial health bureau; The first level of “555” talents project; The leading talents in Gansu province. The research institute has many famous old experts such as Xu, zicheng; Liu, baohou; Zhao, jianxiong, and now has 11 professors, 6 vice-professors, 6 lecturers, 3 of “333”, “555” academic leader, 7 doctors, 3 in-reading-doctors, 8 masters. The research institute has already recruited and trained 108 graduated students, 20 doctors, and 30 in-reading-masters, 19 in-reading-doctors.
In recent years, we have published over 300 theses’, among which over 20 theses were included in SCI, EI, or ISTP. We were awarded 21 over-provincial Technology Awards including 1 National Science and Technology Progress Prize, 3 ministry awards, 3 international awards, 3 prizes Provincial Science and Technology Progress. We were also awarded 2 prizes of the Provincial Excellent Teaching Achievement, published 12 academic monographs, 4 text books, and accomplished over 80 research projects. We now undertake over 20 research projects, 7 scientific research achievement transfer projects, and 8 projects have been adopted. We also won 2 national patents, developed 3 new drugs and 6 new health products, gained over 18,000,000 RMB economic benefits per year.
The research institute owns 930m2 professional laboratory, professional drug lab, cytology lab, biochemistry lab, pathology lab, pharmacology lab, etc. The institute has fully equipped experimental apparatus, owns 27 over-ten-thousand equipments, equipped with quaternionic HPLC, Photo Diode Array Detector, Differential Refractometer Detector, Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope, Flow Cytometer, AUTOLAB, Inverted Microscope, Ultra-low Temperature Freezer, High-speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Ultra Violet Spectrophotometer, Ultraviolet Projection Instrument, fluorescence microscope, Bechtop, Gene instrument, Chromatography Experiments Freezer, ELISA, PCR Gene Amplification Device, Flat Electrophoresis Apparatus, GEL Imaging System, Double Steamed Water Generator, etc. We carried out the primary cell culture, Cells In Situ Hybridization Technology, protein purification and analysis and many other basic experiments.
As a platform of domestic and foreign academic exchanges and scientific research cooperation between integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine, we have established a broad academic exchanges and scientific research cooperation with the USA, Japan, Canada, and domestically the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing Normal University, Gansu Agricultural University, Hospital of Gansu province, etc. For the sake of the promotion of scientific research achievements transformation and the better combination of production, study and research, the institute along with Gansu HuaTeng medical science technology Co, LTD established a Radix Hedysari GAP planting demonstration base in Dingxi, Gansu. Welcome both domestic and foreign research workers and relevant personnel to work or carry on cooperative research to promote the development of the discipline of integrated traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine.