Dr Ayo Majeokudunmi

Dr Ayo Majekodunmi is a post-doctoral research scientist in the Welburn Research Group at the ZJU-UoE institute. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and control of vector-parasitic diseases such as human and animal African trypanosomiasis and tick-borne diseases. She studies the interactions between environmental, socio-economic and biological factors and how these act as drivers of disease and influence implementation of control measures. The aim of this research is to further the One Health and Global Health movements by tackling Neglected Tropical and Zoonotic diseases (NTDs, NZDs).

Dr Christine Amongi Acup

Dr Christine Amongi Acup obtained her PhD degree at the University of Edinburgh, and went onto work as a post-doctoral researcher within the University. Her supervisor is ZJE Institute Executive Dean, Prof Sue Welburn. Her research interests lie in studying the trypanosomiasis problem which is a neglected tropical disease (NTDs). Her motivations are to contribute towards improving livelihood among the resource neglected and vulnerable populations, and she is greatly inspired by how lessening the impact of NTDs contributes directly to improving the health (and livelihood) of the world's developing countries.

Dr Xudong Yao

Dr Yao obtained his pharmacy PhD degree at University of Auckland. Afterwards he continued his research at University of Auckland and Douglas Pharmaceuticals, Dr Yao focus on his postdoctoral project of development of novel drug delivery system to protect bioactive macromolecules through the barrier to reach the targeted tissue. Dr Yao has published 5 papers as first-author in his research field.

Dr Wei Wei

Dr Wei graduated from Nanjing University of Science and Technology as PhD in tissue engineering. Dr Wei is interested in special 3D scaffolds construction for cartilage repair and regeneration. The purpose of his postdoctoral study is to design a “joint-paint” system which will repair cartilage defect in a simple way. Dr Wei has already published more than 20 papers with a total citation of 265 as a young scientist. 

Dr Xiaozhao Wang

Dr Wang obtained her PhD degree in Materials Science at Zhejiang University. Her postdoctoral research interests are fabrication of biomimetic ECM microenvironment of bone-cartilage junctions and its applications in osteochondral repair and regeneration.

Dr Mingxu Zhang

Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research mainly focused on the establishment and study of HIV/AIDS non-human primates animal models. His postdoctoral project is the study of multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. He is interested in the function and the regulatory mechanisms of CD8+ regulatory T cells in the autoimmune diseases.

Dr Belinda Loh Wei-Ching

Dr. Loh completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Her research focused on protein complexes that are crucial in the Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay Pathway. After her PhD, Dr. Loh pursued an interest in membrane protein biochemistry and worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Her research at the ZJU-UoE Institute continues to focus on membrane proteins and how they function. She has published altogether 11 publications in prestigious journals among them Molecular Cell, Genes & Development, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Dr Wei Xu

Dr Wei Xu got the Ph.D degree at Tsinghua University. His research interest is to illustrate the mechanism of how to inhibit cancer cells metastasis and resistance. During the Ph.D, he focused on the studying colon cancer metastasis. At present, he is exploring the reason why nuclear PTEN can suppress tumor metastasis and drug resistance.

Dr Chenglin Li

Dr Li obtained his PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics at Zhejiang University. His research mainly focused on the high mechanical strength hydrogel for tissue repair and regeneration. His postdoctoral project is the study on high strength bio-ink materials for precision printing.

Dr Muhammad Saif Ur Rahman

Dr. Saif has obtained his PhD degree in Oncology at Zhejiang University. During PhD his main focus was to investigate the drug resistance mechanism and discovering novel signaling pathway in Gastric Cancer. His postdoctoral research interests are the role of cancer stem cells (CSCs) and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer drug resistance. He has published altogether 15+ research publications in SCI impact factor journals.

Dr Xuhang Wu

Dr Wu is a post-doctoral researcher supervised under Professor Sue Welburn at the ZJU-UoE institute. Her research field includes Molecular Parasitology, Immunology and Omics. She obtained her master’s degree from Sichuan Agricultural University, focusing on the transcriptome and microRNA sequencing of Taenia multiceps. She obtained her PhD degree at the University of Edinburgh. During PhD, she mainly engaged in the immune evasion mechanism and abundant protein functional analyses of human parasite Brugia malayi. Her post-doctoral research is focus on the whole genome sequencing of Trypanosoma using third-generation sequencing with the aim of better understanding the immune evasion mechanism and evolution.

Dr Xiaoling Wang

Dr. Xiaoling Wang obtained her Ph.D degree in Biological Sciences at University of Leeds. During Ph.D, she mainly focused on “cut-and-run”: a new mechanism by which aberrant V(D)J recombination causes genome instability. The purpose of her postdoctoral project is to investigate how nuclear PTEN regulates a self-renewal checkpoint in DNA damage response.

Dr. Muhammad Ali Rasheed

Dr. Muhammad Ali Rasheed is a post-doctoral researcher supervised under Professor Ting Gang Chew at the ZJU-UoE institute. His research field includes Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. He obtained his PhD degree from Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science. During his PhD, he mainly engaged in the two component signaling pathways, identifying effect of non-coding RNA during oxidative stress and nitrogen fixation by transcriptome analysis along with functional protein analysis in Pseudomonas Stutzeri A1501. His post-doctoral research is focus on understanding the mechanics and dynamics of cell division, and generation of novel cell biological tools.

Dr Prasanth Manohar

Dr Prasanth completed his PhD in Biotechnology at the School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). His main areas of research interest are bacteriophage biology, phage therapy and antibiotic resistance. During his PhD, he evaluated the efficacy of phage treatment against multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacterial infections. His research at the ZJU-UoE institute in Leptihn lab continues on phage therapy against bacterial infections. He has authored 20+ research publications in SCI journals including Frontiers in Microbiology, Scientific Reports, BMC Microbiology, PLOS One and Journal of Medical Microbiology.

Dr. Hongwei Wu

Dr. Hongwei Wu is an orthopedic surgeon. His supervisor is Prof. Hongwei Ouyang. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D degree in Central South University. He has acquired a lot of experience in bone tumor treatment. He has successfully established a rapid orthotopic osteosarcoma model in nude mice using a novel method by cell ring implantation. This method realized high tumorigenic efficiency and low costs. His research interest focuses on refining this model to further study the invasion and metastatic mechanism of osteosarcoma. He is also interested in exploring applicable bone repair method via tissue engineering approach for clinical grade bone defect treatment.

Dr. Yishan Chen

Dr Chen obtained her PhD degree in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Zhejiang University. She is interested in cartilage repair and pharmaceutical therapy for osteoarthritis . Her postdoctoral project is about the high-resolution dissection and precise manipulation of chondrocyte dedifferentiation.

Dr. Neelum Aziz Yousafzai

Dr. Neelum completed her PhD in Oncology from School of Medicine, Zhejiang University. Her main areas of research interest are cancer biology, chemoresistance mechanism and development of biotherapy. During her PhD, she has investigated the mechanism of multidrug resistance in different cancers. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the cancer stem cells and metastasis of cancer at the ZJU-UoE institute in the lab of Prof Xin. She has published several articles in peer reviewed journals.

Dr Mingyang Li

Dr. Li obtained his PhD degree in China Medical University where his study was focused on cell autophagy and breast cancer development. His postdoctoral research includes molecular mechanism of breast development and immune regulation of breast cancer. Aiming to find key regulator genes and their functional mechanism in breast development for better understanding the initiation of breast cancer or even better outcome of treatments.