Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene
Luo Qiong (Professor)
Date:2015-12-30  Clicks:


Dr. Qiong Luo


Professor, Doctoral supervisor


Wuhan University, Department of Nutrition and Food Health, School of Public Health 
No.115 East Lake Road
Wuchang ,Wuhan 430071, Hubei, PR China.

Tel: 86+(027)6875-8809, Fax: 86+(027)6875-8648




Qiong Luo, doctor tutor, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Health, School of Public Health, Wuhan University. She received her bachelor's degree from Tongji medical college of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1982 and her doctor's degree from Department of Food Science, Huazhong Agricultural University in 1994. She is a member of China Mutagen Society, food service food safety experts of State Food and Drug Administration, vice chairman of Hubei Provincial Food Safety Risk Assessment Committee, a member of Hubei Province Food Safety Standards Committee.

Dr.Luo has beening teaching for more than 30 years both at graduate and postgraduate level, as the leading teacher of undergraduate lessons of "Hygiene" , "Clinical Nutrition", "Nutrition and Food Health", "Preventive Medicine", "Introduction to Public Health" and graduate lessons of " Nutrition and Security of Food", "Toxicology", "Public Health Case Study " for postgraduate students. She was mainly involved in writing and editing "Environment and Eugenics", "Food Safety Hazards and Control", "Clinical Nutrition", " Trace Elements and Health", " Prevention and Control of Public Health Emergencies ", "Modern Food Health" and other teaching materials.

Dr.Luo’s research interests included nutritional factors and chronic disease control, food safety and health, and sports nutrition and health. In the aspect of nutritional factors and chronic disease control, she researches the physiological function and anti-tumor activity of dietary fiber and sterols active substance in by-products from processing edible fungi, human prostate carcinoma cells growth inhibition of phytochemicals in fruit and vegetable juice, intervention effect of LBP (Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides) on diabetic complication such as diabetic nephropathy ,diabetic erectile dysfunction and development of LBP products. A series of topics have been presided and accomplished by her, such as researching the protective effect of LBP on reproductive system injury in male rats; researching the repair effect of LBP on cavernous nerve injury in rats; studying the intervention effect and mechanism of KP (Kelp Polysaccharide ) on reproductive damage in male rats with chronic ionizing radiation; determining a variety of biological function(immune function, lowering blood glucose, blood lipid and blood pressure, anti fatigue, anti lipid peroxidation, anti radiation etc.) on active ingredients of LBP, Eucommia Ulmoides, KP; extracting, separating and deep processing of effective components flavonoid glycoside in ginkgo leaf. In the aspect of food safety and health, she has presided and accomplished " the application of the general principles of risk assessment ", " risk assessment of acrylamide in foods ", " establishment of food poisoning analysis software", " research of anti-radiation food". In the aspect of sports nutrition and health, she hosted, participated in and accomplished the " nutritional supplement research of athletes in outstanding physical fitness project of Hubei Province ", "the national physique survey and analysis" and other topics; chaired and completed a nutrition survey of athlete in the province rowing, weightlifting, boxing, shooting team.

Since 2000, Dr. Luo has undertaken 20 national and provincial research projects with 15 in vertical type and 5 in transverse type. More than 50 papers have been published at core domestic and international journals. 8 research appraisal results have been respectively up to international leading level, international advanced and domestic leading level. The research" anti radiation effects of plant polysaccharides and research & development of its radiation protection food" has won the 2nd prize both in Hubei Science and Technology Progress and Wuhan Science and Technology Progress; "human prostate cancer cell growth inhibition of phytochemicals in fruit and vegetable juice (Tomato Juice, Grape Juice) " won the 3rd prize in the Hubei Science and Technology Progress; "anti radiation food" won the 3rd prize in Army Science and Technology Progress.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

[1]Qiong Luo, Jingjing Li, & Xiaoyan Cui.(2014). The effect of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on the male rats’ reproductive system and spermatogenic cell apoptosis exposed to low-dose ionizing irradiation .Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2014, 154(1): 249-258.

[2]Luo Qiong, Liu Jun, & Yan Jun.(2011). The effect of laminaria japonica polysaccharides on the recovery of the male rat reproductive system and mating function damaged by multiple mini-doses of ionizing radiation. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 2011, 31(2): 286-294.

[3]Qiong Luo, Xiaoyan Cui, & Jun Yan.(2011). Antagonistic effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on the impaired reproductive system of male rats induced by local subchronic exposure to 60co-γ irradiation. Phytotherapy Research, 2011, 25: 694-701.

[4]Luo Qiong, Liu Jun, & Yan Jun. (2010). Laminaria japonica polysaccharides on the recovery of rats’ spermatogenic function of testis damaged by chronic ionizing radiation. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2010, 4(14): 1412-1419.

[5]Qiong Luo, Zhuoneng Li, & Jun Yan. (2009). Lycium barbarum polysaccharides induce apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells and inhibits prostate cancer growth in a xenograft mouse model of human prostate cancer. Journal Medicinal Food, 2009, 12(4): 695-703.

[6]Qiong Luo, Zhuoneng Li, & Xiaolan Huang. (2006). Lycium barbarum polysaccharides : Protective effects against heat-induced damage of rat testes and H2O2-induced DNA damage in mouse testicular cells and beneficial effect on sexual behavior and reproductivefunction of hemicastrated rats. Life Sciences, 2006, 79: 613-621.

[7]Yizhong Cai, Mei Sun, & Qiong Luo. (2006). Structure–radical scavenging activity relationships of phenolic compounds from traditional Chinese medicinal plants. Life Sciences, 2006, 78(25): 2872-2888.

[8]Qiong Luo, Yizhong Cai, & Jun Yan.(2004). Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects and antioxidant activity of fruit extracts and polysaccharide fractions from lycium barbarum. Life Sciences, 2004, 76: 137-149.

[9]Yizhong Cai, Qiong Luo, & Mei Sun.(2004). Antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds of 112 traditional Chinese medicinal plants associated with anticancer. Life Sciences, 2004, 74: 2158-2184.

[10]Xiang CY, Luo Q, & Li JJ. (2013). Effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide on proliferation and apoptosis of human prostate carcinoma DU-145 cells in vitro. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica, 2013, 35(5): 489-495.

[11]Luo Q, Tang W, & Xiang CY. (2013). Effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on the formation of extracellular matrix in glomerular mesangial cells cultured in high glucose. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica, 2013, 35(3): 293-297.

[12]Luo Q, Tang W, & Zhou YZ.(2012). Effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on the formation and harmful impacts of advanced glycation and products. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica, 2012, 34(1): 64-67.

[13]Liu J, Luo Q, & Yan J. (2011). Study on the intervention effect of laminaria japonica polysaccharides on testicular cell in rats damaged by chronic local ionizing radiation. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica, 2011, 33(1): 61-65.

[14]Luo Q, Zhou YZ, & Tan YJ. (2011). The coordinated effects of lycuim barbarum polysaccharides and laminaria japonica polysaccharides on chronic ionizing radiation-induced reproductive injury in male rats. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica, 2011, 33(2): 154-157.

[15]Luo Q, Jiang YH, & Lou ZX.(2011). Effect of two kinds of caroteoids on proliferation and apoptosis of human gastric carcinoma cell SGC-7901. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica, 2011, 33(3): 278-281.

[16]Qing Q, Luo Q, & Li ZN.(2011). Effect of Fructus corni polysaccharides on testis tissue damage induced by warm bath in rats. Chinese Journal of Public Health, 2011, 27(2): 224-226.

[17]Zhou YZ, Luo Q, & Li JJ.(2011). Effect of combined polysaccharides on radiation-induced damage of testis tissue in rats. Chinese Journal of Public Health, 2011, 27(4): 431-432.

[18]Luo Q, Yan J, & Cui XY.(2011). Antagonistic effect of LBP on damage of reproductive system induced by sub-chronic partial 60Co-γ-ray radiation in male rats. Chinese Journal of Public Health, 2011, 27(10): 1358-1359.