I. F F Benzie

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Iris F.F. Benzie is a Chair Professor of biomedical science at the Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. She has a Doctorate degree in biomedical science from the University of Ulster, UK, and an M.S. degree in clinical and pathological science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Science, UK; a Fellow of the Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry; an Accredited Clinical Biochemist; a Chartered Biologist; and a Chartered Scientist. Originally from Scotland, she has lived and worked in Hong Kong for many years. Her research interest is in the study areas of dietary antioxidants, herbs, and functional foods and the role of antioxidants and oxidative stress in ageing and chronic degenerative diseases using a biomarker approach. She has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and she developed the patented FRAP assay, a widely used test for measuring the total antioxidant /reducing power of foods, herbs, drugs, and biological fluids.

Biography Updated on 17 January 2013

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