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Zigang Ge
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Peking University
Beijing 100871 People's Republic of China

Educational Background

2005  Ph.D., National University of Singapore, 

2001  M.S.C., National University of Singapore,

1993  M.B.B.S., Peking University.

Working experience

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China (Aug 1993-Dec 1999)
Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (July 2005- May 2006)
Singapore Millennium Scholar, National University of Singapore (Jun 2006-Jan 2007)
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University (Feb 2007-onwards)

Areas of Research

Cartilage regeneration and osteoarthritis, stem cells, biomaterials

Selected Awards

1999, Sasagawa Clinical Fellowship (Ministry of Health, PRC)

2006, Singapore Millennium Scholar, Singapore

Selected Research Publications

  1. Zigang Ge, Sophie Baguenard, Lee Yong Lim, Aileen Wee, Eugene Khor. Hydroxyapatite-chitin materials as potential tissue engineered bone substitutes. Biomaterials, 25(6):1049-1058 (2004).
  2. Zigang Ge, Yang Hu, Boon Chin Heng, Zheng Yang, Hongwei Ouyang, Eng Hin Lee, Tong Cao. Osteoarthritis and Therapy. Arthritis Care & Research, 55 (3): 493-500 (2006).
  3. Zheng Yang,* Yingnan Wu, Chao Li, Tianting Zhang, Yu Zou, James HP Hui, Zigang Ge*, Eng Hin Lee. Improved mesenchymal stem cells attachment and in vitro cartilage tissue formation on chitosan-modified poly(L-lactide-co-epsilon-caprolactone) scaffold. Tissue Engineering Part A, 18 (3,4):242-251(2012).
  4. Zigang Ge*, Chao Li, Boon Chin Heng, Guoxin Cao, Zheng Yang. Functional Biomaterials for cartilage regeneration. Journal of Biomedical Material Research, part A ,100A:2526-2536(2012).
  5. Chao Li, Jingjing Zhang, Shamus Moran, Zigang GE*. Poly (L-Lactide –co- Caprolactone) scaffolds enhanced with poly (β-hydroxybutyrate-co-β- hydroxyvalerate) microspheres as a new system for cartilage tissue engineering. Biomedical Materials, 8(2):025005(2013). (Featured article & Editor’s Pick).
  6. Jingjing Zhang, Zheng Yang, Chao Li, Yana Dou, Yijiang Li, Thorte Tanushree, Dong-an Wang, Zigang Ge*. Cells Behave Distinctly within Sponges and Hydrogels due to differences of Internal Structure. Tissue Engineering, Part A (2013).