Hustline news(correspondent Wang Yifan) The most recent progress in osteochondral defect regeneration by using 3D printed biomaterials, made by HUST-Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center (led by Professor Zhang Shengmin), was newly published online in Biomaterials, thetop journal in the field. Dr. Du Yingying and Dr.

     The College comprises two national key disciplines, biomedical engineering and biology. It has a complete curriculum program from Bachelor degree to Master and Ph.D. degrees and also a post-doctoral training station in the two national key disciplines. The Ph.D. program includes areas in biomedical engineering, biomedical photonics, bioinformatics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biopharmaceutical engineering, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, ecology and botany. The master of science program includes areas in biomedical engineering, biomedical photonics, bioinformatics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, bio-pharmaceutical engineering, botany, biochemistry, genetics, biophysics, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, ecology, and crop genetics and breeding. To meet the urgent need of talents in frontier research in life science and industrialization, the College has five undergraduate majors in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biological science and biopharmaceutical engineering. For the teaching excellence, the college has the National Training Center for Life Science and Technology and the National Training Center for Basic Science and Teaching. To emphasizes the competitive talents with international and cross-disciplinary visions, the College has established a special class of basic biological science and technology in Qiming College, a talent class for distinguished engineer in biomedical engineering, a class of innovative learning in BGI Institute and a Bei Shizhang elite class by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The college has a current enrollment of 2029 students including 1201 undergraduate students, 383 MS and 379 PhD students, and 155 international graduate students.

     The School of Life Science and Technology has own characteristics on the scientific research. There are two key discipline including Biomedical engineering and biology. The biomedical engineering (BME) discipline is one of the founding members of the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and has been ranked as the first class discipline by the Chinese government. It distinguishes itself with unique specialties and expertise and was ranked the third best in the country by Chinese Ministry of Education in 2012. The BME discipline focuses on the studies of the brain, cancer and cerebro-cardiovascular diseases to develop innovative technologies and state-of-art equipment with photo-electronics, photon informatics and nanotechnology. Our biology discipline has been selected as the key development program for the National “211” Project and National “985” Project in China. Among the discipline, the biophysics program has been ranked as the national key discipline and biotechnology has been ranked as the national priority program. The biology discipline has been consistently elected as the key discipline in Hubei Province. Our faculty members have published 11 papers in top-notch journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Nat Genet, Nat Methods, Nat Struct Mol Biol, Nat Chem Biol and Nat Comm.

   The college has a first-class faculty, of which a majority have oversea experiences and are below 45 years. There are 146 full-time faculty members, 58 full professors and 45 associate professors with Ph.D. degree. The faculty includes 2 members of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 5 in National Thousands of People Plan, 5 Yangtze River Distinguished Scholars and National Distinguished Junior Scientists, 3 National Distinguished Young Scientists, 9 in National Thousands of Youth Plan, 1 awarded as the National Distinguished Young Scholar, 2 in National Plan of Young Talents, 14 as the Ministry of Education Cross-century Excellent Talents, 12 Hubei Chutian scholars and 2 Outstanding Teachers of Hubei Province. In addition, there are 1 research team recognized nationally as the Innovative Leading Teams by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 1 national level teaching team, 1 training base of 111 Plan by the Minister of Education and 2 research teams as the Innovative Leading Teams by Hubei Province. The College has also recruited a number of renown adjunct professors oversea and from business.