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Dr Yinghong Zhou
Senior Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Deputy Director (2017-present): the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ACCTERM)
  • Chair of Scientific Program Committee (2019): Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Asia Pacific Chapter (TERMIS-AP) Conference, Brisbane
  • Executive Committee Member (2019): Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
  • Seed Grants Sub-Committee Lead (2018-present): Queensland National Science Week
  • Editorial Board Member (2015- 2019): Tissue Engineering (Q1 Journal)
  • Professional Memberships:
    • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
    • Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR)
    • Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)
    • Australasian Society of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)
    • Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
    • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)

tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, mineralised tissue regeneration (bone and teeth), stem cells

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Yinghong Zhou is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow within the Bone and Joint Disorders Program at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.  Dr Zhou obtained her PhD in Medical Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in December 2013. Dr Zhou seeks to understand the mechanisms for bone repair and regeneration, with a particular interest in stem cell therapy and biomaterial application. Much of her past and current research work has utilised animal models to investigate the pathophysiology and treatment of bone-related diseases. She has recently been awarded a prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship (2017) for a collaborative project on dissecting the role of DMP1 in cell transformation from chondrocytes to bone cells at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. Dr Zhou was appointed as the Coordinator of the Australia–China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ACCTERM) in 2013, then Deputy Director in 2017 and has worked in the role since.


  • 2020-2021 Xiao L, Xiao Y, Zhou Y. Nanomaterial-mediated macrophage immunomodulation improves bone healing in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Osteology Foundation Young Research Grant; 30,000CHF (AUD $48,000).
  • 2019-2021 Xiao Y, Zhou Y, Hutmacher D, Crawford R, Gu YT, Woodruff M, Klein T, Cooper-White J, Ivanovski S, Liu C, Wu C, Chang J. Joint Research Center for the Development of Functional Biomaterials in Advanced Manufacturing of Human Tissues and Organs-Strategic Queensland and Shanghai Scientific Collaboration. Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science; AUD$750,000.
  • 2018-2020 Zhou Y. Prototyping anti-inflammatory bioactive scaffolds to manipulate Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway for periodontal regeneration. National Youth Fund supported by the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC); CNY¥210,000 (AUD$42,000).
  • 2017- 2018 Xiao Y, Zhou Y, Lin Z. Identification of odontogenic stem cells and its application in regenerative medicine. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Guangdong Science and Technology Commission (GDSTC) Collaborative Research Grant Scheme; AUD$20,000.
  • 2017  Zhou Y. Loss of DMP1 leads to abnormal chondrocyte transdifferentiation. Endeavour Research Fellowship funded by Department of Education and Training, Australian Government; AUD$23,000.
  • 2017  Zhou Y, Chen L, Vaquette C, Ivanovski S. Bioactive tissue-engineered constructs for periodontal regeneration. 2016 Australian Dental Research Foundation Project Fund; AUD$6,744.5.
  • 2016-2020 Zhou Y. Dissecting the cell signalling cues for periodontal regeneration. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship; AUD$322,255.
  • 2015-2018 Lin J, Zhou Y, Xiao Y. Cell-mediated biomineralisation. Science and Technology Project Grants, Xiamen Science and Technology Bureau; CNY¥300,000 (AUD$60,000).
  • 2015-2016 Zhou Y, Parker T, Xiao Y, Lu H. Investigating the mechanisms of ‘sternness’ using an integrated systems biology approach. 2015 Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation-Injury Prevention and Trauma Management Theme Collaborative Development Grant Scheme; AUD$15,000.
  • 2014- 2015 Zhou Y. Mesenchymal stromal cells change their immunomodulatory properties during osteogenic differentiation – an implication for optimal cell-based bone regeneration. 2014 Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Early Career Researcher Scheme; AUD$10,000.

Awards and recognitions

  • 2018 the CASS Foundation Travel Award
  • 2018 the ASSCR (Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research)/NSCFA (National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Travel Award
  • 2016 the Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant
  • 2016 the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Lab Travel Grant
  • 2015 the IHBI Carla Patterson Publication Awards
  • 2015 Technische Universität München (TUM) Postdoc Mobility Travel Grant
  • 2015 the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) Travel Grant
  • 2015 Invited Participant; The Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank – The Stem Cell Revolution: Lessons and Imperatives for Australia; Australia Academy of Science
  • 2015 the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Travel Grant
  • 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Awards for Excellence, Queensland University of Technology
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Awards and recognition

Funding Award
Reference year
The CASS Foundation Travel Award
Reference year
Endeavour Research Fellowship
Funding Award
Reference year
The Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant
Funding Award
Reference year
Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Lab Travel Grant
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
Peter Doherty - Australian Biomedical Fellow

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Dissecting the Cell Signalling Cues for Periodontal Regeneration
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Regenerative Medicine; Tissue Engineering; Chronic Diseases; Oral Health; Quality of Life; Bioscaffold; Cell Signalling; Periodontal Regeneration


Current supervisions

  • The Effect of Macrophages on Osteocytes and Mineralisation in Inflammatory Bone Remodelling
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Yin Xiao
  • The regulation of early-stage innate immune response for periodontal tissue regeneration
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Yin Xiao

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)