Yuelian M. Liu, PhD, DDS
Dr. Yuelian Liu (Maria) is an Associate Professor at the department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), VU University and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She completed her study as a maxillofacial surgeon in 1991 in Shanghai 9th hospital, Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
After 9-year clinical practice, from 1995 to 1998 Yuelian Liu worked as a research fellow at the department of Maxillofacial surgery, Dental School of KU Leuven, Belgium and obtained her Master degree in medical science in 1997. She received her PhD degree in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 2003. After that, she worked as a research scientist at ITI research institute, Bern University in Switzerland and Tweete University in the Netherlands.
From 2006, Yuelian Liu has been working at ACTA as a research group leader and a supervisor for PhD students . She has got three patents and received 9 internationally recognized scientific awards, such as: Toshi Nakao fellowship award from IADR (2003) (www.iadr.org); Andre Schroeder Prize from ITI (2003); winner of the scientific competition of the ITI world symposium (www.iti.ch) (2005) and the best PhD thesis 2003-2005 from Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (NBTE) (www.biomaterialen.nl/).
Recently, Yuelian Liu was honoured by the European Prize of the Basic Research in Implant Dentistry in the 23rd annual scientific meeting of Europe Association of Osteointergration (EAO) in Rome, Italy (2014) (www.eao.org). She has obtained more than 20 international research grants and authored and co-authored more than 60 papers.
Yuelian Liu is an ITI fellow and IADR member. She is an honorary Professor of School/Hospital Stamatology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She lectures widely at national and international conferences. Her research is focused on bone regeneration and osteointergration. She developed and patented a slow and local drug release system by using biomimetic calcium phosphate coatings on biomaterial surface and an osteoinductive bone substitute for bone tissue engineering.