Dr Zhidao Xia
Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
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. & Osteogenic Potential of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Coralline Hydroxyapatite/Calcium Carbonate Microparticles. Stem Cells International 2018, 1-9.
  2. et. al. Diagnostic guidelines for the histological particle algorithm in the periprosthetic neo-synovial tissue. BMC Clinical Pathology 18(1)
  3. Development of Biodegradable Bone Graft Substitutes Using 3D Printing. In
  4. & Nano-analyses of wear particles from metal-on-metal and non-metal-on-metal dual modular neck hip arthroplasty. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 13(3), 1205-1217.
  5. & In vitrotwo-dimensional and three-dimensional tenocyte culture for tendon tissue engineering. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 10(3), E216-E226.

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  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project


  • 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.

  • PMNMD0 Postgraduate Taught Masters Dissertation

    Students will have the opportunity to join an established research group to work in a modern and well equipped laboratory or alternatively undertake a suitable non-laboratory based project. In this module the student will be able to gain extensive `hands on¿ specialist expertise in a chosen topic which could be targeted to their future career in the field of mass spectrometry. Please note that the topic choice will be made in conjunction with the supervisor, based upon novelty, feasibility and practical considerations on a 'first come first served' basis. The final approval of the topic rests with the module lead.


  • 'The Promotion of Chinese Herbal Supplement Products in the UK Market' (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Dr Bin Chen
    Other supervisor: Prof Nicholas Rich
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
  • Nano-Analytic Characterisation of Co/Cr Nanoparticles Retrieved from Metal-on-metal Total Hip-replacement (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • Develop/utilise Nano-encapsulation technology for transdermal drug delivery (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Lewis Francis
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • Three Dimensional Printing Material in Bio-medical Application for Bone Regeneration (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
    Other supervisor: Prof Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • 'The growth and development of differentiated cardiomyocytes as regenerative cardiac implants' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    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)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia