Professor Ni Qing is the head of the Endocrine Department at the Guangan Men Hospital in Beijing specializing in the treatment of diabetes and many endocrine disorders such as hypo and hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, hyeruricemia and gout.  In 2008 Professor Ni was awarded a special prize for conducting the most outstanding post-doctoral training programme for treatment of diabetes. In 2010 he was awarded the “Star of Science and Technology” prize from the Chinese Medicine Society in Beijing for his outstanding contribution for treatment of diabetes.