PROFILE

Professor Minghao Zheng

Started at UWA: 1989

Translating bone and joint research into clinical practice

We want to create a positive impact on society through research in regenerative medicine. We would like to sustain an environment that supports international activities and ensure the learning experience includes an international dimension and opportunities. Professor Minghao Zheng

Professor Minghao Zheng converts innovative research on bone and joint regeneration from the laboratory into real-life situations.

After studying medicine at Shantou University and Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in China, Professor Zheng came to UWA in 1989, receiving a PhD in 1993 and Doctor of Medicine in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK, and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He is currently a member of Faculty 1000 Prime and Associate Editor of Stem Cell Research & Therapy.

Professor Zheng holds the position of Winthrop Professor of Orthopaedic Research at UWA. International appointments include Chung Kong Scholar Lecturing Professor at Zhejiang University, China, as well as Visiting Professor at a number of other universities in the world.

Professor Zheng is a global leader in the field of regeneration of tendon and cartilage using a patient’s own stem cells. He pioneered the development of collagen scaffolds and cell therapy to treat cartilage, tendon and ligament injury and degradation. His work on giant cell tumour of bone is used by the World Health Organisation for the official classification of bone tumours. 

Professor Zheng is also Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at UWA, a role in which he promotes international and transnational education. An example is the global medical education program where biomedical science and clinical medicine studies are integrated between UWA and an overseas university to deliver bilingual graduates. Other programs that allow international medical students to gain experience in an Australian setting include short-term coursework studies, basic and clinical research, and clinical workshops.

In addition to academic and university leadership roles, Professor Zheng is Co-Founder and Consultant Chief Scientific Officer of Orthocell Limited (ASX:OCC), a company established to commercialise orthopaedic innovations.

 

More than 200 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)

CelGro collagen scaffold gained CE mark for clinical use in guided bone regeneration in 2017

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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