Dr Bing Hu
Profiles

Dr Bing Hu

Associate Professor (Reader) in Oral & Dental Health Research

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

2013.7-

Associate Professor (Reader) in Oral and Dental Health Research, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University, UK

 

2018.9-

Visiting Professor, Shen Yang Hospital for Stomatology (Faculty of Stomatology, Da Lian University)

 

2013.4-

External Expert, School of Dentistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

 

2009.1-2013.6

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 

2006-2009

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 

2002-2006

Research Assistant, Research Center, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Strasbourg, France

 

2003-2005

Clinical Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Strasbourg, France

 

1997-2002

Clinical Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Stomatology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Qualifications

 

2006       

Ph.D. in Developmental Biology/Molecular and Cell Biology. School of Life Science/Faculty of Dentistry, University of Strasbourg. 

 

2004

M.D. in Orthodontics/Oral biology. Faculty of Stomatology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

 

2000

Master/D.D.S. in Orthodontics. Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Stomatology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

 

1997

Bachelor of Oral Medicine (for General Dentistry), Faculty of Stomatology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Professional membership

International Association of Dental Research

European Orthodontic Society

UK Cilia Network

 

Roles on external bodies

External Expert, School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Examiner: PhD degree, King's College, UK

 

Grant reviewer activities: 

UKRI Peer Review College (UK)

Medical Research Council (UK)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)

Royal College of Surgeons (UK)

Daphne Jackson Trust (UK)

Beijing Natural Science Foundation (China)

Teaching interests

Developmental Biology; Craniofacial Biology; Cancer Biology; Regenerative Medicine

Staff serving as external examiners

Active: 

- King's College, UK (for PhD degrees).

Research interests

Research areas & models:

(1) Skin and oral cancer & regeneration including 3D printing;

(2) Tooth development and tissue engineering;

(3) Salivary gland development and diseases.

 

 

Other research

Secretary: Sharon Clark: sharon.clark@plymouth.ac.uk

Group members:

Research Fellow: Dr. Wai Ling Kok

PhD Student: Portia Grayson

PhD Student & Research Associate: Charlotte Illsley

PhD student:  Jemma Walker (2017 UK Science Council RSci CPD Awards Winner)

PhD Student: Jonathan Davis  (2017 BSODR Unilever Prize Winner)

PhD Student & Research Associate: Chloe Bolton 

Alumini:

Dr Donald Singer (Current address: Roche Diagnostics)

Dr Heng Zhuang (Current address: Associate Chief Clinician at Peking University School and Hospital of Somatology, China)

Dr Qingguo Lai  (Current address: Professor at 1st Affiliated Hospital, Shan Dong University, China)

Dr Kingyin Lee (Current address: University College of London)

Dr Tulay Gulsen (Current address: University London Cancer Institute)

Miss. Yuying Liu (Current address: Clinical residence at Shen Yang Stomatological Hospital, China)

Miss. Yan Gao (Current address: MSc student at Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)

 

 

External honorary contract (PhD co-supervisors):

Prof. Fai Ng, Newcastle University

Dr Denis Corbeil, Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

Prof. Basem Abdallah, University of Southern Denmark

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Donald Singer (PhD) (Current address: Roche Diagnostics)

Grants & contracts

2017-2020 

European Regional Development Fund (£500,000, PI)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥600,000, Co-PI)

 

2014-2018  

Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, European Union (€100,000, PI)

 

2014-2017   

BBSRCresearch grant, UK (£426,000, PI)

 

2013

China Scholarship Council (¥130,000, Supervisor)

National Natural Science Foundation of China ( ¥160,000, Co-PI)

 

2011   

State National Science & TechnologyAwards, Grade II (China, the highest level scientific award in China)

 

2009   

Science & Technology Awards of Beijing City, Grade I

National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥120,000, Co-PI)

 

2007   

Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship

 

2006   

“New Star Project” of Beijing City, China (¥300,000, declined)

William J.Gies Awards (the most important prize in dental research, awarded by the International Association of Dental Research)

The Cover of the Year Award for Journal of Dental Research

Prize of “Promoting Research”, from French-Chinese Association of Science and Technology

 

2005   

National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥260,000)

China National Prize for Doctoral Study in Abroad

 

2003   

Fellowship of Dental Institute of France;

 

2000   

Science& Technology Awards of Beijing City, Grade II.

 

 

Singer, D., Thamm, K., Zhuang, H., Karbanová, J., Gao, Y., Walker, J.V., Jin, H., Wu, X., Coveney, C. R., Marangoni, P., Lu, D., Grayson, P.R.C., Gulsen, T., Liu, J.K., Ardu, S., Wann, A., Luo, S., Zambon, A.C., Jetten, A.M., Tredwin, C., Klein, O.D., Attanasio, M., Carmeliet, P., Huttner, W.B., Corbeil, D., Hu,B. (2018). Prominin-1 controls stem cell activation by orchestrating ciliary dynamics. EMBO J, 2018. doi:10.15252/embj.201899845 Zhuang, H.,Ali, K., Ardu, S., Tredwin, C., & Hu, B. (2016). Autophagy in dental tissues: a double-edged sword. Cell Death Diseases, 7, e2192.doi:10.1038/cddis.2016.103 Zhuang, H., Hu, D., Singer, D., Walker, J. V., Nisr, R. B.,Tieu, K., . . . Hu, B. (2015). Local anesthetics induce autophagy in young permanent tooth pulp cells. Cell Death Discovery, 1, 15024. doi:10.1038/cddiscovery.2015.24 Button, R. W., Lin, F., Ercolano, E., Vincent, J. H., Hu, B.,Hanemann, C. O., & Luo, S. (2014). Artesunate induces necrotic cell death in schwannoma cells. Cell Death Diseases, 5,e1466.doi:10.1038/cddis.2014.434 Hu, B., Castillo, E., Harewood, L., Ostano, P., Reymond, A., Dummer,R., . . . Dotto, G. P. (2012). Multifocal epithelial tumors and fieldcancerization from loss of mesenchymal CSL signaling. Cell, 149(6),1207-1220.doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.03.048 Wang, F., Liu, Y., Hu, B., Fan, Z.P., Shi, S., Wang, S. (2012). Functional tooth regeneration. Science, 336(6080), s48-50. (special issue).DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6080.497-c Ferone, G., Thomason, H. A., Antonini, D., De Rosa, L., Hu, B.,Gemei, M., . . .Missero, C. (2012). Mutant p63 causes defective expansion of ectodermal progenitor cells and impaired FGF signalling in AEC syndrome. EMBO Molecular Medicine, 4(3),192-205.doi:10.1002/emmm.201100199 Hu, B., Lefort, K., Qiu, W., Nguyen, B. C., Rajaram, R. D., Castillo,E., . . . Dotto, G. P. (2010). Control of hair follicle cell fate by underlying mesenchyme through a CSL-Wnt5a-FoxN1 regulatory axis. Genes & Development, 24(14),1519-1532.doi:10.1101/gad.1886910 Borrelli, S., Candi, E., Hu, B., Dolfini, D., Ravo, M.,Grober, O. M., . . . Mantovani, R. (2010). The p63 target HBP1 is required forskin differentiation and stratification. Cell Death Differentiation, 17(12),1896-1907.doi:10.1038/cdd.2010.59 Mandinova, A., Kolev, V., Neel, V., Hu, B., Stonely, W., Lieb, J., . . .Dotto,G. P. (2009). A positive FGFR3/FOXN1 feedback loop underlies benign skin keratosis versus squamous cell carcinoma formation in humans. J Clinical Investigation, 119(10),3127-3137.doi:10.1172/JCI38543 Li, Y., Hu, B., Liu, Y., Ding, G., Zhang,C., & Wang, S. (2009). The effects of fixed orthodontic appliances on saliva flow rate and saliva electrolyte concentrations. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 36(11),781-785.doi:10.1111/j.1365-2842.2009.01993.x Nait Lechguer, A., Kuchler-Bopp, S., Hu, B.,Haikel, Y., & Lesot, H. (2008). Vascularization of engineered teeth. Journal of Dental Research, 87(12),1138-1143.doi:10.1177/154405910808701216 Li, J. Y., Hu, B., Wang, X. J., & Wang,S. L. (2008). Temporal and spatial expression of TGF-beta2 in tooth crown development in mouse first lower molar. European Journal of Histochemistry, 52(4), 243-250 Kolev, V., Mandinova, A., Guinea-Viniegra, J., Hu, B.,Lefort, K., Lambertini, C., . .. Dotto, G. P. (2008). EGFR signalling as a negative regulator of Notch1 gene transcription and function in proliferating keratinocytes and cancer. Nature Cell Biology, 10(8),902-911.doi:10.1038/ncb1750 Nadiri, A., Kuchler-Bopp, S., Mjahed, H., Hu, B.,Haikel, Y., Schaaf, P., . . .Benkirane-Jessel, N. (2007). Cell apoptosis control using BMP4 and noggin embedded in a polyelectrolyte multilayer film. Small, 3(9),1577-1583. doi:10.1002/smll.200700115 Hu, B., Unda, F., Bopp-Kuchler, S., Jimenez, L., Wang, X.J., Haikel,Y., . . . Lesot, H. (2006). Bone marrow cells can give rise to ameloblast-like cells. Journal of Dental Research, 85(5),416-421. doi:10.1177/154405910608500504 Hu, B., Nadiri, A., Kuchler-Bopp, S., Perrin-Schmitt, F.,Peters, H.,& Lesot, H. (2006). Tissue engineering of tooth crown, root, and periodontium. Tissue Engineering, 12(8),2069-2075.doi:10.1089/ten.2006.12.2069 Hu, B., Nadiri, A., Bopp-Kuchler, S., Perrin-Schmitt, F., &Lesot, H. (2005). Dental Epithelial Histomorphogenesis in vitro. Journal of Dental Research, 84(6),521-525.doi:10.1177/154405910508400607 Hu, B., Nadiri, A., Bopp-Kuchler, S., Perrin-Schmitt, F.,Wang, S.,& Lesot, H. (2005). Dental epithelial histo-morphogenesis in the mouse:positional information versus cell history. Archives of Oral Biology, 50(2),131-136.doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2004.09.007

Reports & invited lectures

2019

University of Leeds

2018

The 17thChinese Orthodontic Society Conference

Wuhan University

Capital Medical University

Shen Yang Stomatological Hospital

 

 

2016

The 3rd International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells

University of Sheffield

University of Birmingham

University of Geneva

Capital Medical University

Shandong University

Shenyang Hospital of Stomatology

 

2015

University of Bradford, UK

Capital Medical University, Beijing

Tian Jin Medical University

 

2013

Gordon Conference on Epithelial Differentiation & Keratinization

 

2012

University of Zurich, Switzerland

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2011

China Society of Oral Biology, the first annual meeting.

University of Zurich, Switzerland

University of Bern, Switzerland           

 

2010

Wuhan University, China        

The 10th International Conference on Tooth Morphogenesis and Differentiation, Berlin, Germany

 

2009

Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

 

2008

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Beijing University, China          

Other academic activities

Walker, J.V., Zhuang, H., Singer, D., Illsley, C., Kok, W.L., Sivaraj, K.K., Gao, Y., Bolton, C., Liu, Y., Zhao, M., Grayson, P.R.C., Wang, S., Karbanová, J., Lee, T., Ardu, S., Lai, Q., Liu, J., Kassem, M., Chen, S., Yang, K., Bai, Y., Tredwin, C., Zambon, A.C., Corbeil, D., Adams, R., Abdallah, B.M., Hu, B. Transit Amplifying Cells Coordinate Mouse Incisor Mesenchymal Stem Cell Activation. Nature Communications, 2019, in press.

Yang, Y., Willis, T., Button, R., Strang, Conor., Fu, Y., Wen, X., Grayson, P., Evans, T., Sipthorpe, R., Roberts, S., Hu, B., Zhang, J., Lu, B., Luo, S. Cytoplasmic DAXX drives SQSTM1/p62 phase condensation to activate Nrf2-mediated stress response. Nature Communications, 2019, in press.

Singer, D., Thamm, K., Zhuang, H., Karbanová, J., Gao, Y., Walker, J.V., Jin, H., Wu, X., Coveney, C. R., Marangoni, P., Lu, D., Grayson, P.R.C., Gulsen, T., Liu, J.K., Ardu, S., Wann, A., Luo, S., Zambon, A.C., Jetten, A.M., Tredwin, C., Klein, O.D., Attanasio, M., Carmeliet, P., Huttner, W.B., Corbeil, D., Hu,B. (2018). Prominin-1 controls stem cell activation by orchestrating ciliary dynamics. EMBO J, 2018. doi:10.15252/embj.201899845.(The paper has been selected by the GE Reports, as the 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week: https://www.ge.com/reports/5-coolest-things-earth-week-83/)

Zhuang, H., Hu, D., Singer, D., Walker, J. V., Nisr, R. B., Tieu, K., Tredwin, C., Luo, S., Hu, B. (2015). Local anesthetics induce autophagy in young permanent tooth pulp cells. Cell Death Discovery, 1, 15024. doi:10.1038/cddiscovery.2015.24

Button, R. W., Lin, F., Ercolano, E., Vincent, J. H., Hu, B., Hanemann, C. O., & Luo, S. (2014). Artesunate induces necrotic cell death in schwannoma cells. Cell Death Diseases, 5, e1466.doi:10.1038/cddis.2014.434

Hu, B., Castillo, E., Harewood, L., Ostano, P., Reymond, A., Dummer, R., Raffoul, W., Hoetzenecker, W., Hofbauer, G.F., Dotto, G. P. (2012). Multifocal epithelial tumors and field cancerization from loss of mesenchymal CSL signaling. Cell, 149(6), 1207-1220. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.03.048. (The paper has been selected as Faculty of 1000paper and has been commented by Cell, and Nature Reviews of Cancer).

Wang, F., Liu, Y., Hu, B., Fan, Z.P., Shi, S., Wang, S. (2012). Functional tooth regeneration. Science, 336(6080), s48-50. (special issue). doi: 10.1126/science.336.6080.497-c

Ferone, G., Thomason, H. A., Antonini, D., De Rosa, L., Hu, B., Gemei, M., Zhou, H., Ambrosio, R., Rice, D.P., Acampora, D., van Bokhoven, H., Del, Vecchio, L., Koster, M.I., Tadini, G., Spencer-Dene, B., Dixon, J., Missero, C. (2012). Mutant p63 causes defective expansion of ectodermal progenitor cells and impaired FGF signalling in AEC syndrome. EMBO Molecular Medicine, 4(3), 192-205.doi:10.1002/emmm.201100199

Hu, B., Lefort, K., Qiu, W., Nguyen, B. C., Rajaram, R. D., Castillo, E., He, F., Chen, Y., Angel, P., Brisken, C., Dotto, G. P. (2010). Control of hair follicle cell fate by underlying mesenchyme through a CSL-Wnt5a-FoxN1 regulatory axis. Genes & Development, 24(14), 1519-1532.doi:10.1101/gad.1886910.

Borrelli, S., Candi, E., Hu, B., Dolfini, D., Ravo, M., Grober, O. M., Weisz, A., Dotto, G.P., Melino, G., Vigano, M.A., Mantovani, R. (2010). The p63 target HBP1 is required forskin differentiation and stratification. Cell Death Differentiation, 17(12), 1896-1907.doi:10.1038/cdd.2010.59

Mandinova, A., Kolev, V., Neel, V., Hu, B., Stonely, W., Lieb, J., Wu, X., Colli, C., Han, R., Pazin, M.J., Ostano, P., Dummer, R., Brissette, J.L., Dotto, G. P. (2009). A positive FGFR3/FOXN1 feedback loop underlies benign skin keratosis versus squamous cell carcinoma formation in humans. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 119(10), 3127-3137.doi:10.1172/JCI38543

Li, Y., Hu, B., Liu, Y., Ding, G., Zhang, C., & Wang, S. (2009). The effects of fixed orthodontic appliances on saliva flow rate and saliva electrolyte concentrations. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 36(11),781-785.doi:10.1111/j.1365-2842.2009.01993.x

Nait Lechguer, A., Kuchler-Bopp, S., Hu, B., Haikel, Y., & Lesot, H. (2008). Vascularization of engineered teeth. Journal of Dental Research, 87(12), 1138-1143.doi:10.1177/154405910808701216

Li, J. Y., Hu, B., Wang, X. J., & Wang, S. L. (2008). Temporal and spatial expression of TGF-beta2 in tooth crown development in mouse first lower molar. European Journal of Histochemistry, 52(4), 243-250

Kolev, V., Mandinova, A., Guinea-Viniegra, J., Hu, B., Lefort, K., Lambertini, C., Neel, V., Dummer, R., Wagner, E.F., Dotto, G. P. (2008). EGFR signalling as a negative regulator of Notch1 gene transcription and function in proliferating keratinocytes and cancer. Nature Cell Biology, 10(8), 902-911.doi:10.1038/ncb1750

Nadiri, A., Kuchler-Bopp, S., Mjahed, H., Hu, B., Haikel, Y., Schaaf, P., Voegel, JC., Benkirane-Jessel, N. (2007). Cell apoptosis control using BMP4 and noggin embedded in a polyelectrolyte multilayer film. Small, 3(9),1577-1583. doi:10.1002/smll.200700115

Hu, B., Unda, F., Bopp-Kuchler, S., Jimenez, L., Wang, X.J., Haikel, Y., Wang, S.L., Lesot, H. (2006). Bone marrow cells can give rise to ameloblast-like cells. Journal of Dental Research, 85(5),416-421. doi:10.1177/154405910608500504. (The paper has been selected as the cover of the year of Journal of Dental Researchand have received William Gies Award from International Association of Dental Research).

Hu, B., Nadiri, A., Kuchler-Bopp, S., Perrin-Schmitt, F., Peters, H., Lesot, H. (2006). Tissue engineering of tooth crown, root, and periodontium. Tissue Engineering, 12(8), 2069-2075.doi:10.1089/ten.2006.12.2069. (One of the most cited tooth engineering paper till today).

Hu, B., Nadiri, A., Bopp-Kuchler, S., Perrin-Schmitt, F., Lesot, H. (2005). Dental Epithelial Histomorphogenesis in vitro. Journal of Dental Research, 84(6), 521-525.doi:10.1177/15440591050840060. (Cover article).

Hu, B., Nadiri, A., Bopp-Kuchler, S., Perrin-Schmitt, F., Wang, S., Lesot, H. (2005). Dental epithelial histo-morphogenesis in the mouse: positional information versus cell history. Archives of Oral Biology, 50(2), 131-136.doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2004.09.007

 

Reviews (peer reviewed journals)

Zhuang, H., Ali, K., Ardu, S., Tredwin, C., & Hu, B. (2016). Autophagy in dental tissues: a double-edged sword. Cell Death Diseases, 7, e2192.doi:10.1038/cddis.2016.103

Hu, B., Liu, Y., Wang, SL. (2005). Tooth tissue engineering: from cells to organ, an odyssey far from finished. Shanghai Journal of Stomatology. Editorial, 14(2):99-102.