The University of Macau (UM) today (24 November) held a talk titled ‘Building the First Line of Defense for the Safety of Chinese Medicines with Modern Technology’, as the 15th UM Scholar Research Forum. Li Peng, professor at UM’s Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, was the speaker. The talk was attended by a full house of audience, with many secondary students and teachers watching it online as well. During the talk, Prof Li gave a detailed explanation of the main factors affecting the safety of Chinese medicines and presented how modern technologies can be used to ensure the safety of Chinese medicines. Participants actively engaged in the Q&A session and some said that the talk enabled them to acquire a deeper understanding of the safety of Chinese medicines.