Dr Li Yuk Man Charis


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2016 PhD (Food and Nutritional Sciences), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2005 MPhil (Biochemistry), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2003 BSc (Food and Nutritional Sciences), The Chinese University of Hong Kong



  • Lecturer, School of Life Sciences

Research Interests

  • Fat and cholesterol metabolism
  • Anti-aging and nutraceutical
  • Food Toxicology

Representative Publications

  1. Li YM, Chan HYE, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Green Tea Catechins Upregulate Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase in Fruit Flies (2007). Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 51(5):546-54.
  2. Li YM, Chan HYE, Yao XQ, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Green Tea Catechins and Broccoli Reduce Fat-Induced Mortality in Drosophila melanogaster (2008). Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 19,376-383.
  3. Li YM, Chan HYE, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.) improves the survival and up regulates endogenous antioxidant enzymes in Drosophila melanogaster challenged with reactive oxygen species (2008). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 88(3): 499-506.
  4. Peng C, Chan HY, Li YM, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Black Tea Theaflavins extend the Lifespan of Fruit Flies (2009). Experimental Gerontology 44(12):773-83.
  5. Peng C, Wang Z, Chen J, Jian R, Wang L, Li YM, Zuo Y, Liu Y, Lei L, Ma KY, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Biology of ageing and role of dietary antioxidants (2014). BioMed Research International http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/831841
  6. Wang L, Li YM, Lei L, Liu Y, Wang X, Ma KY, Chen ZY. Cranberry anthocyanin extract prolongs lifespan of fruit flies (2015). Experimental gerontology 69, 189-195.
  7. Wang L, Li YM, Lei L, Liu Y, Wang X, Ma KY, Zhang C, Zhu H, Zhao Y, Chen ZY. Purple sweet potato anthocyanins attenuates fat-induced mortality in Drosophila melanogaster (2016). Experimental Gerontology, 82, 95-103.
  8. Lei L, Li YM, Wang X, Liu Y, Ma KY, Wang L, Man SW, Zhang C, Chen ZY. Plasma Triacylglycerol-lowering activity of citrus polymethoxylated flavones is mediated by modulating the genes involved in lipid metabolism in hamsters (2016). European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 118, 147-156.
  9. Zhang C, Zhang R, Li YM, Liang N, Zhao Y, Zhu H, He Z, Liu J, Hao W, Jiao R, Ma KY, Chen ZY. Cholesterol-Lowering Activity of Tartary Buckwheat Protein (2017). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 8:65(9), 1900-1906.


Professional Activities

  • Registered Nutritionist, Association for Nutrition, UK
  • Executive Committee, Hong Kong Nutrition Association
  • Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Nutrition Association
  • Member (Secretary), Working Task Force of Nutritionist Accreditation, Hong Kong Nutrition Association
  • Member, Working Task Force of StartSmart@School Campaign, Department of Health, HKSAR