¡¡¡¡The Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) was founded on December 19, 1955. It was the first national institute specially engaged in the research of Chinese materia medica in China.Since 1983£¬the institute has been designated as the Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine of the World Health Organization. Up to now, it has been redesignated for five terms continuously.The Director of the institute is Professor Huang Luqi.
¡¡¡¡The institute has 191 staff, including 178 researchers and technicians, among them£¬72 are professors and associate professors. There are 5 research departments and 6 research centers in the institute, they are as follows:
¡¡¡¡Dept. of Property Theory and Complication Science of Chinese Materia Medica,
¡¡¡¡Dept. of Herb Literature,
¡¡¡¡Dept. of Identification of Chinese Materia Medica and Molecular Natural Pharmacy,
¡¡¡¡Dept. of Pharmacology of Chinese Materia Medica,
¡¡¡¡Dept. of Pharmcokinetics of Chinese Materia Medica,
¡¡¡¡Research Center of Chemistry and Qualify Evaluation for Chinese Materia Medica, Research Center of ¡¡¡¡Pharmaceutical Forms of Chinese Materia Medica,
¡¡¡¡Research Center of Resources of Chinese Materia Medica,
¡¡¡¡Research Center of Safety Evaluation for Chinese Materia Medica,
¡¡¡¡The Qinghaosu (artemisinin) Research Center,
¡¡¡¡Research Center of Processing for Chinese Materia Medica.
¡¡¡¡Meanwhile, R & D Center of New Drugs of Chinese Materia Medica is also affiliated to the institute.Three periodicals are published nationwide, such as: national academic periodicals ¡°China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica¡±, ¡°China Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae¡±, and popular science magazine ¡°Family and Traditional Chinese Medicine¡±.Doctoral and master¡¯s degree research work has been carried out for subjects of ¡°Chinese Materia Medica¡± and ¡°Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine¡±.Moreover, postdoctoral stations of the same subjects have been established in this institute.
¡¡¡¡Telephone number: 0086-(10)-64013996
¡¡¡¡Contact: Ms. Jin Li