Research Summary

Understanding how cells sense, interact and respond to their microenvironments will enhance our understanding of cell biology, enabling the synthesis of sophisticated biomaterials of micro- or nanoscale features to generate tissues and treat diseases more efficiently. My research on Translational Regenerative Medicine is summarized into three major areas:

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  • Dr. Xin Zhao is recognised in the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2022” by Clarivate Analytics for her significant research impact.
  • Yuhe's application, title "Development of photocrosslinkable nanocomposite materials for bone tissue repair", for the NSFC youth fund is successful.
  • We have openings for postdocs and research assistants. Interested candidates please email your CV to Dr. Xin Zhao at
  • Bei Ho Pan and Xu Tianpeng has won the second and third prize of the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device industries Association Student Research Award 2021.
  • Dr Xin Zhao's research project "Engineering biomimetic microenvironment for bone repair" has been funded by the highly competitive National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China (優青). There are only 25 projects from Hong Kong and Macau are se