Dr Yongping Bao

Reader in Nutritional Biochemistry



Before joining the Norwich Medical School, UEA in 2005, Yongping Bao was a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Food Research. He was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry from UEA in 1996, after graduating from the Harbin Medical University in China with a M.B. in Preventative Medicine (1983) and a M.Med in 1987.


Dr Bao’s current research interests centre on the bioactivities of dietary phytochemicals, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of isothiocyanates in cancer prevention and treatment. Key research areas include:

  • Hormetic effect of isothiocyanates (ITCs) on tumour cell growth, migration, invasion, apoptosis, and angiogenesis.
  • Synergistic interactions between phytochemicals and anti-cancer drugs.
  • The role of nano-isothiocyanates (nano-ITCs) in inhibiting cancer growth.