About Xiaohong Wang
I am a chemist and material scientist. Since 2006, I is closely collaborating with the group of W.E.G. Müller and joined his team at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz in 2009. My research activities focus on: ● Development of bioinspired materials for biomedical applications. ● Development of morphogenically active polyphosphate based biomaterials and bio-ink. ● Development of novel strategies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, e.g. for bone and cartilage repair/regeneration as well as for wound healing etc. ● Development of regeneratively active scaffolds/implants by traditional techniques and 3D printing. ● Characterization of the physical-chemical properties of bioinorganic materials.
My achievements include ● Elucidation of the mechanism of hardening of biogenetically formed silica and of the enzymatic formation of calcium carbonate “bio-seeds” in bone mineralization. ● Demonstrate the process of coacervate formation of inorganic polyphosphate in the presence of protein and its role in the transformation of the polyphosphate nanoparticles into the biologically active form. ● Taking nature as a blueprint, development of innovative biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as well as, more recently, for application in antiviral therapy.