Notice on the Academic Report of Professor Yang Guang of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Report topics:Current Trends of Bacterial Cellulose in Functional Materials and Biomedical Applications

Reporter: Professor Yang Guang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Moderator: Associate Research Fellow Jia Yongguang

Reporting time: Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 10:00

Location of the report: Conference Room B12-402, University Town Campus

Welcome teachers and students to participate!


College of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

December 24, 2018


Content abstract:Bacterial cellulose (BC) remarkability stands from its soft elastomeric nature, biocompatibility, bio-adhesion, high swelling and water holding capacities and mass transport properties, among other. It finds applications in food, biomedical, and functional materials. Our research group is using BC to fabricate a series of biomedical, functional materials such as skin tissue repair materials, artificial blood vessels, intervertebral disc replacement materials, controlled-release drug carriers, injectable embolization agent, electroactive hydrogel and several others. Furthermore, we are adopting engineered Gluconacetobacter xylinum and utilizing the assembly and arrangement of the cellulose fibrils to achieve highly specific, three-dimensional micro-patterns, which provide highly sophisticated multi-level tissue engineering scaffolds. They induce directed cell adhesion and aggregation for applications in regenerative medicines. Some of these developments will be discussed in my talk.

Brief introduction of the speaker: Yang Guang, Professor, Ph. D. supervisor, and graduate student mentor. Professor specially appointed by Chutian Scholar of Hubei Province, outstanding young talents of Hubei Province, Humboldt Scholar of Germany and JSPS Scholar of Japan Academic Revitalization Association. In June 2000, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry Department of Wuhan University. In 1995, he collaborated with the Polymer Research Institute of Asahikawa Chemicals Company in Japan for one year. In 2002 and 2004, he was supported by the Humboldt Foundation of Germany and the JSPS Foundation respectively. He collaborated with Mainz University and Kyushu University for four years. In 2010, he visited Akron University in the United States for ten months. He was awarded the Youth Chemistry Prize of the Chinese Chemical Association (2002), the Second Prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education (2004), and the Excellent Doctoral Thesis of Hubei Province (2001). Currently, he is Vice-Director of the Cellulose Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, Member of the Nanocellulose and Materials Professional Committee of the Chinese Papermaking Society, Member of the Polymer Characterization Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, and Member of the Biomedical Polymer Materials Branch of the Chinese Society of Biomaterials.