Xiao Chen (Sports System Injury and Regeneration)

Zhejiang University, HangZhou, China

Prof. Chen has committed himself to scientific research for a long time in the field of sports system injury and regeneration. He has published a series of tendon related papers (7 of which are first or corresponding author papers, while 7 of which are co-first or co-corresponding author papers, average impact factor is approximately 6.23).

His major achievements are: 1. Found a new tendon differentiation model and recover new mechanism of tendon differentiation: we first report that we induced the pluripotent stem cells into tenocytes, proved that embryonic cells are more suitable for tendon tissue engineering, established in vitro scaffold-free tendon tissue engineering model, found that transcription factor and mechanical stress have synergetic function on tendon differentiation; 2. Fabricated functional tendon scaffold: used knitted silk scaffold with proper mechanical strength and internal spaces for tissue growth. Based on these work, he gained YIA of the international tendon/ligament conference in 2010. He also gained the second prize of the Natural Science Award of ministry of education.

He is the peer review publications in the main scientific journals including Tissue Engineering, Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, Scientific Report, Cell transplantation, Plos one; and Grant reviews of National Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Terms of Appointment: September 2016 - August 2018; September 2018 - August 2020