Xiaoying Tian

Research interests

At present, my project focus mainly on the potential property of ergothioneine in non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Ergothioneine (ET) is a type of antioxidant, and mainly synthesised by some certain bacteria and fungi. In the metabolism within human body, ET is mainly absorbed by the parenchymal cells of liver. Recently, ET is found the possible potential in therapies as its antioxidative property. The aim of my project is to test the therapeutic potential of ET in NAFLD.


  • BSc. Food Quality and Safety
  • MSc. Nutrition