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Dr Qiao, Will Wei
General Information
Clinical Assistant Professor in Applied Oral Sciences & Community Dental Care
Applied Oral Sciences & Community Dental Care
Phone Number
2859 0545
Research Theme
Craniofacial Regeneration
Areas of Research Expertise
Orthopaedic and dental biomaterials
Tissue immune response
Bone biology
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  1. Qiao W, Xie H, Fang J, Shen J, Li W, Shen D, Wu J, Wu S, Liu X, Zheng Y, Cheung KMC, Yeung KWK. Sequential activation of heterogeneous macrophage phenotypes is essential for biomaterials-induced bone regeneration, Biomaterials 2021; 276: article no. 121038-article no. 121038 doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2021.121038
  2. Qiao WW, Wong KHM, Shen J, Wang W, Wu J, Li J, Lin Z, Chen Z, Matinlinna JP, Zheng Y, Wu S, Liu X, Lai KP, Chen Z, Lam YW, Cheung KMC, Yeung KWK. TRPM7 kinase-mediated immunomodulation in macrophage plays a central role in magnesium ion-induced bone regeneration, Nature Communications 2021; 12(1): article no. 2885-article no. 2885 doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23005-2
  3. Shen J, CHEN B, Zhai X, Qiao W, Wu S, Liu X, Zhao Y, Ruan C, Pan H, Chu P, Cheung KMC, Yeung KWK. Stepwise 3D-spatio-temporal magnesium cationic niche: Nanocomposite scaffold mediated microenvironment for modulating intramembranous ossification, Bioactive Materials 2021; 6(2): 503-519 doi:10.1016/j.bioactmat.2020.08.025
  4. LI W, LIU X, ZHENG Y, WANG W, Qiao W, Yeung KWK, Cheung KMC, GUAN S, KULYASOVA OB, VALIEV RZ. In vitro and in vivo studies on ultrafine-grained biodegradable pure Mg, Mg–Ca alloy and Mg–Sr alloy processed by high-pressure torsion, Biomaterials Science 2020; 8(18): 5071-5087 doi:10.1039/D0BM00805B
  5. Lan X, Chan JYK, Pu JJ, Qiao W, Pang S, Yang WF, Wong KCW, Kwong DLW, Su YX. Saliva electrolyte analysis and xerostomia-related quality of life in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients following intensity-modulated radiation therapy, Radiotherapy & Oncology 2020; 150: 97-103 doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2020.06.016
  6. Shen J, Wang W, Zhai X, CHEN B, QIAO W, Li W, Li P, Zhao Y, Meng Y, Qian S, Liu X, Chu PK, Yeung KWK. 3D-printed nanocomposite scaffolds with tunable magnesium ionic microenvironment induce in situ bone tissue regeneration, Applied Materials Today 2019; 16: 493-507 doi:10.1016/j.apmt.2019.07.012
  7. Qiao W, Lan X, Ma HX, Chan JYK, Lui VWY, Yeung KWK, Kwong DLW, Hu Z, Tsoi KH, Matinlinna JP, Su Y. Effects of salivary Mg on head and neck carcinoma via TRPM7, Journal of Dental Research 2019; 98(3): 304-312 doi:10.1177/0022034518813359
  8. Qiao W, Liu R, Li Z, Luo X, Huang B, Liu Q, Chen Z, Tsoi JKH, Su YX, Cheung KMC, Matinlinna JP, Yeung KWK, Chen Z. Contribution of the in situ release of endogenous cations from xenograft bone driven by fluoride incorporation toward enhanced bone regeneration, Biomaterials Science 2018; 6(11): 2951-2964 doi:10.1039/C8BM00910D
  9. LIN Z, Wu J, Qiao W, Zhao YKE, Wong HM, Chu PK, Bian L, Wu S, Zheng Y, Cheung KMC, Leung FKL, Yeung KWK. Precisely controlled delivery of magnesium ions thru sponge-like monodisperse PLGA/nano-MgO-alginate core-shell microsphere device to enable in-situ bone regeneration, Biomaterials 2018; 174: 1-16 doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.05.011
  10. Li J, Wen J, Li B, Li W, Qiao W, Shen J, Jin W, Jiang X, Yeung KWK, Chu PK. Valence State Manipulation of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on a Titanium Surface for Modulating Cell Fate and Bone Formation, Advanced Science 2018; 5: 1700678:1-1700678:15 doi:10.1002/advs.201700678
  11. Qiao W, LAN X, Tsoi JK, Chen ZF, Su Y, Yeung WK, Matinlinna JP. Biomimetic hollow mesoporous hydroxyapatite microsphere with controlled morphology, entrapment efficiency and degradability for cancer therapy., RSC Advances 2017; 71(7): 44788-44798 doi:10.1039/C7RA09204K
  12. Tsai MM, Qiao W, Tsoi KH, Della Bona A, Matinlinna JP. Effect of cigarette smoking on the bond strength between resin cement and dental CAD/CAM ceramics, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 2017; 31(21): 2323-2334 doi:10.1080/01694243.2017.1299973
  13. ZAKIR M, ASHRAF U, Tian T, HAN A, QIAO W, JIN X, Zhang M, Tsoi KH, Matinlinna JP. The Role of Silane Coupling Agents and Universal Primers in Durable Adhesion to Dental Restorative Materials - a Review, Current Oral Health Reports 2016; 3: 244-253 doi:10.1007/s40496-016-0108-9
  14. Wang ZY, Zhang K, Zheng GS, Qiao W, Su Y. Current concepts in odontohypophosphatasia form of hypophosphatasia and report of two cases, BMC Oral Health 2016; 16(1): 70:1-8 doi:10.1186/s12903-016-0266-0
Conference Paper
  1. Yeung KWK, Li J, Wen J, Li B, Li W, Qiao W, Shen J, Jin W, Jiang X, Chu PK. Valence state of cerium oxide nanoparticles manipulate the fate of macrophages and mesenchymal stem cells and subsequent bone formation, Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials and the Annual International Biomaterials Symposium 2019; 40: 690-690
  2. Qiao W, Ln X, Yeung KWK, Tsoi KH, Matinlinna JP, Su Y. Salivary Mg Promotes the Progression of Head and Neck Cancer Via TRPM7, IADR/PER 96th General Session & Exhibition 2018; 97(Spec Iss B): no. 3552-no. 3552
  3. Qiao W, Tsoi KH, Chen Z, Yeung KWK, Matinlinna JP, Darvell BW. Solubility of Hydroxyapatite by Large-angle Scattering-based Solid Titration, IADR/AADR/CADR 2017 General Session & Exhibition 2017; abstract no. 3784-abstract no. 3784
  4. Pu J, Lan X, Su Y, Pang S, Kwok VYT, Tsoi JKH, Qiao W, Chan J, Kwong DLW. Saliva Electrolyte Analysis Using ICP-OES in NPC Patients Following IMRT, Journal of Dental Research (Spec Issue) 2017; 96(Spec Iss A): no. 1638-no. 1638
  5. Qiao W, LAN X, Ma H, Chan JYK, Lui VWY, Yeung KWK, Kwong DLW, Tsoi KH, Matinlinna JP, Su Y. Salivary magnesium level is correlated with progression of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma via the activation of TRPM7 channel, National conference on salivary gland diseases, Nanjing, 2017 2017;
  6. Tse F, Wong J, Lo T, LAN X, Qiao W, Chan J, Tsoi KH, Kwong D, Su Y. Use of University of Michigan Xerostomia-Related Quality of Life Scale for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma patients before and after radiation: a pilot study, 38th Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC) 2016 2016;
  7. Pang SL, Kwok V, Pu J, LAN X, Qiao W, Chan J, Tsoi KH, Kwong D, Su Y. Use of inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrophotometry for saliva analysis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients before and after radiation, 38th Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC) 2016 2016;
  8. Qiao W, Matinlinna JP, Tsoi JKH, Chen Z. Fluoride and carbonate co-incorporated porcine bone derived biological apatite stimulates osteogenesis in vitro via WNT/beta-catenin pathway, World Biomaterials Congress, WBC 2016 2016; doi:10.3389/conf.FBIOE.2016.01.01150
PG Thesis
  1. Qiao Wei Dual effects of magnesium on bone regeneration through pro-osteogenic immunomodulation and biomineralization inhibition[PG Thesis]. Pokfulam, Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong; 2019.
Honours and Awards
  1. 2019. Qiao WW. HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund-Reaching Out Award: Education Bureau (EdB) of HKSAR Government.
Professional Societies
  1. 05/2020-05/2021: member. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
  2. 01/2020-01/2021: member. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS).
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