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Qin, Ling

Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Hong Kong


Professor Qin is Professor and Director of Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Qin also holds joint professorship in Shenzhen Institutes of Advance Technology (SIAT) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and serves Director of the Translational Medicine Research & Development Center of Institute of Biomedical & Health Engineering of SIAT (http://www.siat.cas.cn). He received his BA and M.Phil. in basic medical and life sciences in physical education at the Beijing Sports University in China, and his PhD from German Sports University, Cologne, Germany and postdoctoral training in AO-Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland. Professor Qin was research scientist in the Department of Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery, University Clinic Rudolf Virchow, Free University Berlin (now known as Charite Medical University) Germany before joining CUHK in late 1994. Prof. Qin has been the editor of 8 books and has published 3 Theses, 88 Book Chapters, more than 280 SCI papers with over 6000 citations and H-Index over 44.

Research Interest

1) Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of skeletal degenerative disorders, including osteoporosis and osteonecrosis. 2) Research and development of pharmaceutical agents (nature products from herbs and minerals) and physical means (exercises and biophysical modalities) for prevention of age-related neuromusculoskeletal degeneration and healing enhancement.


  • Zhang Y, Xu J, Ruan YC, Yu MK, O'Laughlin M, Wise H, Chen D, Tian L, Shi D, Wang J, Chen S, Feng JQ, Chow DHK, Xie X, Zheng L, Huang L, Huang S, Leung K, Lu N, Zhao L, Li H, Zhao D, Guo X, Chan K, Witte F, Chan HC, Zheng Y, Qin L*. Implant-derived magnesium induces local neuronal production of CGRP to improve bone-fracture healing in rats. Nat Med. 2016 Oct;22(10):1160–9.

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