A/Professor Rui Li has a Ph.D. in Biological and Chemical Sciences from Deakin University in Geelong, Australia and Master in Food Science from Jiangnan University in Wuxi, China. Her Ph.D. project is about the engineering of self-assembling peptide and its in-vitro and in-vivo applications. She researched coconut oil and the development of relative coconut oil products since July 2006. She has been an associate editor of the book <Comprehensive Processing Technology of Coconut>, 2007. She has a patent about the development of pawpaw coconut oil and 15 papers about coconut oil. Her research interests include functional food and self-assembling peptide.