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Mr Zhihong Xu

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Biography

I obtained my PhD degree at UNSW Sydney. My research interests focus on pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, which are also my expertise. I have published 20 peer-reviewed publications with total citations over 1500 and one book chapter. 


My Grants

  1. Chief investigator of Tour de Cure of pancreatic cancer: Capture, investigate and target circulating stromal cells and cancer cells (2019). Funded by Tour de Cure. 
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I obtained my PhD degree at UNSW Sydney. My research interests focus on pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, which are also my expertise. I have published 20 peer-reviewed publications with total citations over 1500 and one book chapter. 


My Grants

  1. Chief investigator of Tour de Cure of pancreatic cancer: Capture, investigate and target circulating stromal cells and cancer cells (2019). Funded by Tour de Cure. 
  2. Co-investigator of Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Accelerator Grant (2018 – 2020; $735,000)

My Qualifications

PhD thesis title: Stromal-tumour interaction in pancreatic cancer. Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney.


My Awards

  • Young Investigator Travel Award for the 2018 the annual meeting of the American Pancreatic Association (APA), 31 Oct - 3 November 2018, Miami, Florida, USA. 
  • Travel Award from International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) for the 2017 IAP and LAPSG Joint Meeting. 28-30 September 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  • Papers of the year 2015 Biomedical Research (South Western Sydney Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney). Lee*, Xu* et al (*Equal first authors). Alcohol and cigarette smoke components activate human pancreatic stellate cells: Implications for the progression of chronic pancreatitis.Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Vol 39(11):2123-33. 
  • Young Investigator Travel Awardfrom IAP for the joint annual meeting of the Pancreatic Cancer Committee of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association and IAP, 27-29 August 2015, Shanghai, China. 
  • Travel Award for 2014 Combined European Pancreatic Club and IAP. 24-28 June 2014, Southampton, UK. 
  • Recipient of 2014 SWSLHD and Ingham Institute Research Scholarship Support Program. 
  • Recipient of 2013 Abbott Travel Scholarship. 
  • Paper of the Month Awards (School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney): Xu et al, Role of pancreatic stellate cells in pancreatic cancer metastasis. Am J Patho, Vol 177 (5):2585-96.

My Research Activities

My research interests focus on pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis and the biology of pancreatic exocrine function. 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters and PhD


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Location

Level 4, Ingham Institute,
No. 1 Campbell Street,
Liverpool, NSW 2170
Australia

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Contact

02 8738 9197
02 9602 9441