2017年5月18日，苏州大学骨科研究所邀请了澳大利亚阿德莱德大学David R Haynes教授来我所交流访问并做专题报告，研究所教职工及骨科研究生参加了该报告。
David R Haynes教授的报告题目为“Optimising Surface Charge on Hydroxyapetite Coatings to Promote Mesenchymal Stem Cell Development”。David R Haynes教授主要研究了材料表面负电荷对人间充质干细胞MSC的影响。通过不同的方式在骨生物材料羟基磷灰石HA表面形成负电荷，再对MSC的成骨分化能力进行检测。其研究结果表面，增加材料表面负电荷可以促进MSC分化为骨细胞，为骨生物材料表面改性提供了新的视野。
Professor David R Haynes is Deputy Head of the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide. He has published over 120 publications in respected peer reviewed journals. Over the past two decades he has developed a respected international reputation in the fields of bone pathologies, biomaterials and inflammation. Over the past decade he has been President and Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Orthopaedic Research (www.ANZORS.org.au). In these roles he has help organise more than 5 national and 3 international meetings. Associate Professor Haynes has been chief investigator on more than 17 successful major national and international grants (NH&MRC, European Union Framework 7 and ARC) grants since the early 1990’s as well as several commercially funded studies on pharmacological regulation of inflammatory cytokines, pathogenic bone loss and implant loosening. He also makes a significant contribution to the training of medical students (MBBS), Dental, Health Science and Nursing students in the Faculty of Health Sciences.