Dr Lian, Qizhou 連祺周
Dr Lian received his doctoral degree of Medicine (M.D., Ph.D.) from Harbin Medical University in 1999, China. He was an interventional Cardiologist in the First Hospital of Peking Medical University and Quanzhou First Hospital of Fujian Medical University from 1999 to 2001. In order to save more patients, in 2001 he decided to leave routine clinical practice and accepted NMRC Fellowship in National University of Singapore, to study stem cell and developmental biology in regenerative medicine. In 2006 he was a visiting Research Scientist in experimental cardiology at Utrecht Medical Centre, Netherlands, and in 2007 a Research Scientist at National University Medical Institute, Singapore. He joined the University of Hong Kong as Research Assistant Professor in 2008 and Assistant Professor in 2010. His research interests are in the differentiation of human stem cells into therapeutically useful cell types, which open up new strategies to rescue many incurable disorders in near future.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2007-03-01||Young Investigator Award: Second Symposium on Healthy Aging: Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population . March 3-4, 2007 ,Hong Kong : Establishing clonal cell lines with endothelial potential from mouse embryonic stem cells||Research Achievement|
|2012-05-01||2012Young Investigator Travel Award: 18th International Liver Transplantation Society Congress,may 16 - 19, 2012 San Francisco, Californa, USA Novel Mechanism for Tissue Repair of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells during Liver Regeneration, Liver Transplantation||Research Achievement|
|2012-06-01||2012 10th Annual ISSCR Travel Grant Award.: International Society of Stem Cell Research(ISSCR). Yokohama, Japan, 13rd-16th, June, 2012." HUMAN IPSC-DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS MODULATE MYOCARDIAL REGENERATION THROUGH REDUCING OXIDATIVE STRESS AND RESTORING CARDIAC PROGENITOR CELLS IN ANTHRACYCLINE CARDIOMYOPATHY”||Research Achievement|
|2014-05-01||Best Abstract - Mitochondrial Transfer Of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells To Airway Epithelial Cells Attenuates Cigarette Smoke-induced Damage: ATS 2014 International Conference||Research Achievement|
|2014-11-01||Outstanding Oral presentation - Amelioration of cigarette smoke-induced cardiac dysfunction and inflammation by mesenchymal stem cells: 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine||Research Achievement|
|2015-12-01||Poster Presentation Award at the 20th Research Postgraduate Symposium: The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|02/2012-03/2013||member||International Society for Stem Cell Research|
|Theme-based Research Scheme(T12-708/12N)||Functional analyses of how genomic variation affects personal risk for degenerative skeletal disorders (Co-PI, grant awarded for 5 yrs 74,553,000HK$)|
|Theme-based Research Scheme(T12-705/11)||Personalized Medicine for Cardiovascular Diseases: From Genomic Testing and Biomarkers to Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform( Co-I,grant awarded for 5 yrs 34,944,000HK$)|
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