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Wun-Chang Ko

Wun-Chang Ko

Emeritus Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Taipei Medical University
Taiwan

Biography

Wun-Chang Ko is Emeritus Professor, Department of Pharmacology at College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University. Career in full time: Institute: Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University Period Position 1.1965-1970 Assistant 2.1970-1974 Instructor 3.1974-1979 Associate Professor 4.1979-2008 Professor 5.2008-now Emeritus Professor Career in part time: 1.Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Taipei Medical University (1981-1982 & 1987-1991). 2.Committee of Chinese Pharmacological Society, IUPHAR (1982~1992). 3.Committee of The Pharmacological Society in Taiwan (1982-1985 & 1988-1992). 4.Research Fellow, National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine (1988~now). 5.Editor, Journal of Chinese Medicine (1990~now) 6.Editor, Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine (2004~now) 7.Referee, Planta Medica (1999, 2003 & 2008). 8.Referee, Life Sciences (1996). 9.Referee, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (2006~2010). 10.Referee, Natural Product Communications (2008). 11.Invited speaker and section chairman, Symposium on the Role of Traditional Medicine in the 21st Century, Toyama, Japan (Aug 20-21, 2001) 12.Plenary Lecture, Joint Meeting of Pharmacologists of Three Regions Across The Strait, Qingdao, China. (2001).

Research Interest

Wun-Chang Ko also involves researches in S-Petasin, the main sesquiterpene of Petasites formosanus, inhibits phosphodiesterase activity and suppresses ovalbumin-induced airway hyperresponsiveness. Evid.-Based Compl. Alt. Med, etc.