Qihe Xu

Qihe Xu


  • Co-Director of Centre for Integrative Chinese Medicine and Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine, Inflammation Biology
  • SE5 9NU

    United Kingdom

  • 1562

Personal profile

Research interests (short)

Antifibrotics, profibrotics and mechanisms of fibrogenesis

Biographical details

Dr. Qihe Xu is Co-Director, King’s Centre for Integrative Chinese Medicine; Senior Lecturer, Department of Renal Medicine; and Faculty member of the MRC Centre for Transplantation and Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, King’s College London.

With some 80 peer-reviewed publications and an H-index of 21, Dr. Xu is a nephrologist and renal cell biologist, with focused research interest in vitamin A derivatives, herbal entities and their roles in inflammation and fibrosis.

Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Xu has served as Founder Vice President and Vice Secretary-General of the GP-TCM Research Association, an international society and a UK-based charity dedicated to development and dissemination of good practices in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and an Interested Party to the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products of the European Medicines Agency. 

Between 2009 and 2012, Dr. Xu was the leading scientist of EU’s first Coordination Action dedicated to TCM research under its Seventh Framework Programme. Besides, he was Chairman, Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Central London (CSSA-UCL, 2002-2003); Secretary-General, CSSA-UK (2003-2004); President, Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK (2007-2009); and Founder Vice President, the Academy of Life Sciences for Chinese in the UK (2008-2009).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Coagulation- and fibrinolysis-mediated renal injury, PLA Postgraduate School of Medicine, Beijing, China.

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Doctor of Medicine (research), Disorders of calcium and phosphorus metabolism and renal bone diseases in patients on haemodialysis, Peking (Beijing) University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, N/A, Xinxiang Medical University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989


  • R Medicine (General)
  • Renal medicine
  • RB Pathology
  • Renal pathology
  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • tradtional Chinese medicine
  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • Anti-fibrotics


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