Xiaohong Wang

Prof. Dr. , University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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.

Research Interest

Biotechnology Chemical Biology Molecular Medicine

FEBS Constituent Society

Germany (GBM)

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