Dr. Duo Li


Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Qingdao University. China.


Duo is a professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science & Nutrition, Zhejiang University. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (Lanzhou University, China), and MSc (University of Tasmania, Hobart) in Chemistry/Natural Products and PhD in Nutrition (RMIT University, Melbourne) in Australia. He was a research fellow at Deakin University, and a senior research fellow at RMIT University. He is a co-editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, associate editor of the Journal of Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics, editor of the Journal of Vegetarian Nutrition, and has also served on numerous editorial boards. He is a president of Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society, and immediate past president of Asia Pacific Vegetarian Union. He is a member of China National Health Care Food Safety Committee of Experts, and a standing council member of Chinese Nutrition Society.

Duo has published more than 420 scientific papers, 9 books or book chapters and 18 inventive patents. Duo received Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society Award in 2007; an Award for the Promotion of Student Nutrition and Health Tasks in 2004 in China.

Duo has integrated research themes on nutrition in some five areas. The first is the relationship between non-communicable diseases and habitual dietary intake. Secondly, his work examines how nutrients, food ingredients and natural products influence the expression of select genes. Third is food bioactivity (anti-inflammation, anti-diabetes, anti-hypertension, anti-cancer, hypo-blood lipids etc) using whole foods, food ingredients, natural products, foods for health and functional foods, through in vitro studies, animal models and human clinical trials. The fourth area is food safety evaluation, with an emphasis on the long term safety of foods. Final area is the evaluation of novel food and potential natural nutrient resources, through compositional and physiological studies.