Professor Hong Zhou is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and Head of the Molecular Bone Biology Laboratory at the ANZAC Research Institute, Sydney. She has extensive experience in the cell and molecular biology of musculoskeletal tissues, glucocorticoid signalling and animal models of bone and joint pathology. In past 5 years, her research was supported by 7 NHMRC project grant. Over the course of her career, she has published 94 scientific reports (29 in the past 5 years), many of which appeared in top-ranking journals such as J Clin Invest, J Exp Med, PNAS, Development, Arthritis Rheum, JBMR, Diabetes, Cancer Res, JBC and Bone. Her research has received 2612 citations since 2011. Her current H-Index is 38 (Google Scholar).
Awards: Hong Zhou received the ‘Most Outstanding Basic Abstract Award’ at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in 2011, the world’s prime bone research event with over 2000 abstract submissions. Her team have won the ‘Outstanding Abstract Award’ at the Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) annual scientific meeting in 2013 and 2014. She is also awarded International Short Term Visiting Collaborative Research Fellowship, institute of Chinese Minority Traditional Medicine, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China in 2014 and University Fellow in School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016.
Editorial boards, Journal and Grant peer-review: Hong Zhou is an editorial board member of several journals including Frontiers of Endocrinology, Bone Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, and World Journal of Biological Chemistry. She also provides ad-hoc peer review for many journals including Arthritis & Rheum, J Bone Mineral Res, American J Pathology, Biomaterials, Endocrinology, Bone, Calcified Tissue Intl, Osteoporosis Intl, J Cellular Physiology, PLos One and others. She has served as NHMRC reviewer for the past 14 years and was a GRP member in 2008 and 2009.
Professional memberships and activities: Hong Zhou was the Chair of the Board of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) (2011-2015) and a board member of the ICMRS from 2007-2015. She is member of Strategy Working Group of International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFRMS). She is an active member of number of societies including ASBMR, ANZBMS, IBMS and a lifetime member of ICMRS. She served as co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC), 7th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research (ICOBR) Xiaman, China, 2014 and 6th ICOBR, Xi’an, China, 2012. She was a SPC member of the number of national and international meetings, e.g. ANZBMS (2014) Inaugural ICMRS-ASBMR International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference, China (2013 and 2015).
Invitations: Hong Zhou has been invited as a speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Recent examples are: Plenary speaker, 7th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research (ICOBR), Xiamen, China, 2014. ‘Meet-The-Professor’ session, ASBMR 2015 annual meeting, Seattle, USA.