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Dr Qing-Jun Meng
Our JCI paper was featured as a cover story. Both JCI and ARD papers were featured by Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Qing-Jun is currently an Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester.

Qing-Jun obtained his first degree in Medicine (1996), MSc in Ophthalmology (1999) and M.D & Ph.D in Aviation Medicine and Aerospace Physiology (2002) in China. In 2003, Qing-Jun began his post-doctoral training (at the University of Manchester) to investigate the molecular mechanisms and pharmacological resetting of the biological clocks. In 2009, Qing-Jun was awarded a MRC Career Development Award Fellowship and started his own research group, focusing on circadian clocks, ageing and age-associated diseases. In 2015, Qing-Jun was awarded the Arthritis Research UK Senior Research Fellowship to continue his work into the roles of the cartilage circadian clocks in health and disease of the joint tissue.

Honours and awards

  • Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Senior Research Fellowship Award, 2015
  • MRC Fellowship Partnership Award, 2013  
  • MRC Centenary Early Career Award, 2012 
  • FLS PIN Award (Promoting Interface Networking), 2011.
  • MRC Career Development Award, 2009. 
  • Overall Best Presentation winner in the Faculty Research Symposium, 2009.
  • Awardee of Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (Workplace-within-Europe), 2005.
  • Awardee of Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (Workplace-within-Europe), 2003. 

Qing-Jun's research profile has been featured on the MRC Insight magazine and the Arthritis Research UK website. He was recently interviewed by the BBC Radio StokeBBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Manchester and That's Manchester television.

Congratulations to Jack Williams for winning the Best Long Talk Prize in the Manchester Breast Centre PhD and Postdoc Symposium.

Congratulations to Michal Dudek and Nan Yang, whose JCI paper has been chosen as a winner of the FLS Best Publications 2016.

Congratulations to Michal Dudek, who won the Best Poster prize at the BSMB 2015 Edinburgh meeting.

Congratulations to Nicole Gossan, who won the Manchester Doctoral College (MDC) PGR Award 2015 for ‘Best Outstanding Output’.

Professional board and memberships

  • Committee member and Bursary Chair of BSMB (British Society for Matrix Biology)
  • Arthritis Research UK College of Experts
  • Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
  • Management Board member of ShARM (Shared Ageing Research Models)
  • MRC College of Experts for the Newton Fund
  • Member of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR), European Biological Rhythms Society (EBRS), Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA)