Dr Zhidao Xia
Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 606829
Room: Office CNH - 014
Ground Floor
Institute of Life Science 2
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Translational Medical Research and Innovation
  • Cell-Medical Devices Interface
  • Nanomedicine


  1. Day, A., Francis, W., Fu, K., Pieper, I., Guy, O., Xia, Z., Guy, O., Francis, W., Xia, Z. Osteogenic Potential of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Coralline Hydroxyapatite/Calcium Carbonate Microparticles Stem Cells International 2018 1 9
  2. Perino, G., Sunitsch, S., Huber, M., Ramirez, D., Gallo, J., Vaculova, J., Natu, S., Kretzer, J., Müller, S., Thomas, P., Thomsen, M., Krukemeyer, M., Resch, H., Hügle, T., Waldstein, W., Böettner, F., Gehrke, T., Sesselmann, S., Rüther, W., Xia, Z., Purdue, E., Krenn, V., Xia, Z. Diagnostic guidelines for the histological particle algorithm in the periprosthetic neo-synovial tissue BMC Clinical Pathology 18 1
  3. Xia, Z., Shi, Y., He, H., Pan, Y., Liu, C. Development of Biodegradable Bone Graft Substitutes Using 3D Printing (Ed.), Developments and Applications of Calcium Phosphate Bone Cements 517 545 Springer, Singapore
  4. Qiu, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Carr, A., Zhu, L., Xia, Z., Sabokbar, A. In vitrotwo-dimensional and three-dimensional tenocyte culture for tendon tissue engineering Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 10 3 E216 E226
  5. Chaudhury, S., Xia, Z., Thakkar, D., Hakimi, O., Carr, A. Gene expression profiles of changes underlying different-sized human rotator cuff tendon tears Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 25 10 1561 1570

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  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project


  • PM-344 Capstone Project

    The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students¿ learning, through participating in their own enquiry-based research project. Depending on the student's employability strand within the programme, the project may be laboratory, data, or education-based, but it will always involve a research question that is drawn from the literature, focused on a topic relevant to medical science. It will ask a novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.

  • PMNM05 Research Design and Ethics

    This module provides a broad overview of various research methods, approaches and ethical considerations that could be used within the life sciences (with a specific focus on nanomedicine). This includes formulating answerable questions, searching for evidence and critical appraisal, research design decision making, introduction to statistical analysis and research ethics.


  • Enhancing osteogenic capabilities of human mesenchymal stem cells of 3D-printed hydroxyapatite/calcium carbonate scaffolds. (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Venkat Kanamarlapudi
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • Development and Characterisation of Microneedle-Assisted Transfersomes for Transdermal Drug Delivery (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Lewis Francis
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • The Application Of Three Dimensional Printing Techniques For Rapid Prototyping Of Biodegradable Bone Graft Substitutes. (awarded 2020)

    Other supervisor: Prof Davide Deganello
    Other supervisor: Prof Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • Mechanism of Clinical Complication of Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement: Nanoparticle Characterisation, Nanotoxicity, and Biological Metal Corrosion (awarded 2019)

    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • 'The growth and development of differentiated cardiomyocytes as regenerative cardiac implants' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Dr Ilyas Khan
  • ''Fabrication and modification of PGLA microspheres for the production of 3D cell models '' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • 'The Promotion of Chinese Herbal Supplement Products in the UK Market' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Dr Bin Chen
    Other supervisor: Prof Nicholas Rich
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement