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Professor Bing Song

Director of International, Professor, Royal Society University Research Fellow

School of Dentistry


Research Theme

Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry

Research Group

Wound Biology Group

Research Interests

Electric signals regulated directional cell migration, oriented cell division, wound healing and nerve regeneration.

Electric signals controlled stem cell behaviours.

Selected Projects

  1. European Research Council StG grant, 5 years (01/2010 $acirc;   12/2014), $acirc; 1.76 million. Grant holder: Bing Song. Title: Repair spinal cord injury by controlling migration of neural stem cells.
  2. Wellcome Trust research grant, 3 years (01/09/2008 $acirc;   31/08/2011),  £345K. Grant holders: Bing Song, Min Zhao. Title: Molecular genetics of a cell$acirc;  s sense to electric fields.
  3. Royal Society University Research Fellowship Award, 8 years (01/10/2005 $acirc;   30/09/2013),  £577K. Grant holder: Bing Song. Title: Controlling neuronal stem cell division electrically.
  4. Wellcome Trust research grant, 3 years (2007 $acirc;   2010).  £224K. Grant holders: Colin McCaig, Min Zhao, John Forrester, Bing Song. Title: Promoting and directing nerve growth and wound healing in vivo.


Career Profile

Education and Qualifications:

July 1995, M.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

July 1998,  M.Sc., Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

August 2004,  Ph.D., School of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK.

Career to Date:

10/2009 $acirc;   date, Chair, Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK.

10/2005 $acirc;   date, Royal Society University Research Fellow, The Royal Society, UK.

10/2007 $acirc;   09/2009, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, UK.

03/2009 $acirc;   08/2009, Visiting faculty, University of California, Davis, USA.

10/2005 $acirc;   10/2010, Clinical specialist registrar, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, UK.

12/2004 $acirc;   01/2005, Visiting faculty, Peter Devreotes lab, Department of Cell Biology,

Johns Hopkins University, USA.

03/2003 $acirc;   06/2003, Visiting research fellow, Josef Penninger lab, University of Toronto, Canada.

04/1999 $acirc;   09/2005, Postdoc research fellow, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK.

01/1997 $acirc;   03/1999, Visiting scientist, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan.

Memberships / External Activities

1. General Medical Council Registered Medical Practitioner, GMC Registration No. 6149612, UK.

2. American Society for Cell Biology, USA.

3. The Society for Neuroscience, USA.

4. Chinese Society of Ophthalmology, China.


Royal Society University Research Fellowship award (2005 $acirc;   2013).