Dr. Yuelian Liu (Maria)

CategoriesOral Implantology, Prosthetic Dentistry, Osteointergration, Bone tissues engineering, Pre-clinical research

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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 she 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, she 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) (; Andre Schroeder Prize from ITI (2003); winner of the scientific competition of the ITI world symposium ( (2005) and the best PhD thesis 2003-2005 from Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (NBTE) ( Recently, she 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) ( She has obtained more than 20 international research grants and authored and co-authored more than 60 papers. She 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. She got more than 8 million Euros national and international research grants in the past years. She got 2.78 million Euro Project / grant in 2015 from ZonMW (2Treat with private and public) in 2015 for bring her research into product for the clinical application in the field of bone repair and bone regeneration within next 5 years. Based on her network, she is capable to connect the Universities and hospitals (in China, Belgium, Switzerland and Holland). Recently, a new research collaborative project was granted in Sep. 2018 from NWO, for development of an innovative anti-cancer medical device together with South China University of Technology.

Dr. Liu can provide lectures in topics of Osteointergration, implant surfaces modifications, bone tissues engineering, Pre-clinical research and clinical treatment in Peri-implantitis; Pre -clinical research (animal research) design and data analyses in biomaterials and tissue engineering in implant dentistry as well as in orthopedics.

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