2017年6月6日，苏州大学骨科研究所邀请了英国利兹大学Xuebin Yang 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。
Xuebin Yang 教授的报告题目为“Stem cell therapy and skeletal tissue engineering – clinical reality”。Yang教授的报告介绍了其研究中使用的多种体内及体外的模型，以及在体外3D支架上如何促进人干细胞的粘附、迁移、生长与分化，体内如何促进骨/软骨组织再生。Yang教授同时重点介绍了目前在干细胞治疗及骨骼再生领域中研究方法的最新进展，如P2X信号通路调控、3D打印支架以及细胞片层技术等。为我们系统展示了骨组织工程的存在问题及前沿方法。
Dr Xuebin Yang (XY), the head of tissue engineering research at School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK, is also a ‘Concurrent Professor’ in Nanjing University, China (2009-), ‘Invited Professor’ in Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan (2011-) and ‘Honorary Professor’ in School of Medicine, Henan University of Science and Technology, China (2012-). He is now the Deputy Postgraduate Research Tutor at School of Dentistry and in charge for the MSc/PhD student recruitment, training and career development. His research profile combines 12 years’ expertise in clinical orthopaedics with highly specialised research expertises (Since 1999) in skeletal tissue engineering using stem cell therapy, biomimetic biomaterials and in vitro, in vivo models. Originally, a orthopaedic surgeon, XY completed his primary medical education in 1984. Subsequently, he was awarded an MSc degree in hand/microsurgery (1992, Fudan University) and a PhD degree in bone tissue engineering (2002, Southampton University). XY currently lead a team of 12 PhD students and a postdoctoral research fellow who are working on stem cell therapy and skeletal tissue engineering in regenerative medicine and dentistry. XY holds a Home Office Project License for 8 different in vivo models for pre-clinical testing. He plays a key role in the University’s major tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research programmes (WELMEC, CDT, IKC, LMBRU, Regener 8). He developed and provide leadership (PIs) for 6 international consortia which include partners in USA, Japan, New Zealand, China, Australia and EU countries. XY has been the Honorary Treasurer & Trustee of the British Orthopaedic Research Society, the vice-president of the Luoyang Hand Surgery Society, a member of the scientific committees for many prestigious conferences, grant review panels (e.g. FP7, Horizon2020, NSFC) and editorial board for professional journals.