PROFILE

Professor Minghao Zheng

Started at UWA: 1989

Advancing bone, joint and regenerative cell research into new clinical practice

We really want to create and sustain an environment that can support international activities and ensure the learning experience includes an international dimension and opportunities. Professor Minghao Zheng

Professor Minghao Zheng converts research on bone and joint regeneration from laboratory into real-life. A globally renowned researcher, he is Associate Dean, International, of the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at UWA, a role in which he promotes international placements for students.

Professor Zheng moved to Perth from China in 1989, and holds the position of Deputy Director of Australia-China Cooperative Research Centre for Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine at the Zhejiang University, China.

He is also Director for UWA-Nanjing Bone and Joint Research Centre at Nanjing University, and Director of Research at the Translational Orthopaedic Research Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. Professor Zheng is also on the editorial board for multiple orthopaedics, stem cell and pathology journals.

Professor Zheng’s work on regeneration of tendon and cartilage using a patient’s own stem cells has been recognised around the world. He has transformed laboratory research into real-life clinical practice, and his work on the giant cell tumour of bone is used by the World Health Organisation for official classification of bone tumours.

Professor Zheng drives the Winter School program, where every August, international students complete course work, clinical observations and laboratory research at UWA. On returning home, the students quickly become advocates of the University and often come back for postgraduate studies.

He also promotes the joint clinical medicine program with Zhejiang University in China which enables students to study medicine at UWA for 18 months before returning home to complete their clinical studies. Students are then jointly awarded a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UWA and a Bachelor of Clinical Medicine at Zhejiang.

Professor Zheng has strengthened relationships with local ethnic associations including the Australian Chinese Medical Association and the Australian Indian Medical Association. He has also explored opportunities for students from South America and Northern Europe to help expand diversity. Professor Zheng’s promotion of the Faculty and opportunity identification for joint degrees has increased diversity within the University over the past four years.

More than 140 peer-reviewed papers published in international journals

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Honoured by Genzyme in Boston for leadership, commitment and dedication to the advancement of Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI)

120+ Australian hospitals and 8000+ patients globally

Funding


2018

Orthocell Pty Ltd.

  • 'New Sponsorship of Research Assistant Position'
  • Professor Minghao Zheng

Orthocell Pty Ltd.

  • 'Sponsorship of Research Associate Position - Euphemie Bassonga'
  • Professor Minghao Zheng

2017

WA Department of Health: Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund

  • 'MHRIF Round 21 - Minghao Zheng'
  • Professor Minghao Zheng

2016

Griffith University ex ARC Linkage Projects

  • 'Intelligent training (iTraining) for the human Archilles tendon [ARC Funds]'
  • Professor David Lloyd, Professor Minghao Zheng, Professor Rod Barrett, Professor Jillianne Cook, Associate Professor Daniel James, Dr Thor Besier

Griffith University ex ARC Linkage Projects

  • 'Intelligent training (iTraining) for the human Archilles tendon [Partner Org Funds]'
  • Professor David Lloyd, Professor Minghao Zheng, Professor Rod Barrett, Professor Jillianne Cook, Associate Professor Daniel James, Dr Thor Besier

WA Department of Health: Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund.

  • 'MHRIF Round 20 - Minghao Zheng'
  • Professor Minghao Zheng
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