Bioinspired Engineering



Recent Highlights

March 29, 2024 - March 31, 2024
The 6th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and Bio-Manufacturing, Beijing
Session Co-Chair (SBM06-1 Biomanufacturing for Human Organ Physiopathology Emulation) and Invited Speaker (SBM06-I01 Utilizing cellular mobility to connect engineered and natural organs)
Annual Report
February 2, 2024 - February 3, 2024
2023 Annual Report of GULAB
Thanks for the hard work and dedication of all the group members in our lab.
Wishing a blessed and successful new year! May your year of the Dragon be full of happiness and health!
THANK YOU 2023, HELLO 2024!
November 23, 2023
Zili Gao has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. 
Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure, Dr. Gao!
October 15, 2023 - October 19, 2023
2023 Chinese Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Asia-Pacific Conference 2023 (TERMIS-AP), Hong Kong
Session Chair (#S03 Architecting 3D ·functional structures to enhance organ regeneration and #S04 Constructing intricate 3D structures to enable organ regeneration), Keynote Speaker, Exploring·Cell Movement in Bioprinting: Bridging the Gap Between Engineered and Natural Organs, and Invited-Speaker, Biofabrication with-biomimetic microgels and microcarrier
September 1, 2023
Glad to share the snaps from those two cover articles, Advanced Materials and Bioactive Materials
Congratulations to Shenglong Ding and Zili Gao!

Excited to have backed ICAM-BM2024 with Prof SUN W and had friends @Tim_WoodfieldNZ @jianyangpsu @Khoonono @mascott85 @liliangouyang @JinahJang4 @Biointerface_CU @jrmstrng, Profs XIAO Y, CHEN XB, LI Q, GAO G&more in Beijing/my lab recently. Aimed to inspire & innovate in science.


Glad to share our lastest series of advancements in #microphysiological constructs and systems: a review (), a biofab database (,, and a model for evaluating bioartificial organ

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon to ALL FRIENDS. 🎇🎇🎇🧨🧨🧨May your new year be filled with peace, love, joy, and happiness.

Honored to have received a Judges' Commendation for 2023 Australia China Alumni Award for Research and Science. Grateful for the nomination by @UOW and the unwavering support from my former supervisor, @GordonGWallace. #ACAA


Pausing to reflect on a 10-day trip: #CSBM2023 in #Chongqing, #TERMISAP2023 in #HongKong, #BNN2023 in #Suzhou, #PSConf2023 in #Beijing, Prof Qin's 100th in #Harbin, & visit from friends. Reunions, new connections - excited for the next! (Limited tags due to character count😅).


TERMIS AP 2023 is tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing you in #HongKong 🇭🇰. Welcome to our sessions S03 and S04 with the wonderful @juergengroll, @ArnoldLiningJu, @Tim_WoodfieldNZ, and more. 👥 @termisap2023


Delighted to share our latest review in Small Methods @AdvSciNews! From organoids to organ-on-chip, and innovative biofabrication, we dive into MPC & MPS. Proudly collaborated with Prof Wallace @GordonGWallace & Prof Jun Chen of @UOW @IPRI_UOW. Read more:

Been a while since I hopped on Twitter! Got so wrapped up in paperwork for all these hefty projects that I totally forgot to share the snaps from those two cover articles @BioactiveMat @AdvSciNews that went live a while back! 😄Check them out!


Great opportunity👍👍, the software and hardware environment are very good. @ArnoldLiningJu @SnowMedical @USYDBME

Happy to share our recent work published online in @BioactiveMat, focusing on the 3D movement of cells across interfaces. Looking forward to our future work on the complex and organized movement of multiple cell types in #biofabrication.

Glad to share our lastest #biomaterials papers online in **Materials Today Bio** @MaterialsToday. One develops microcarriers for large-scale stem cell culture, while the other reviews collagen based engineering in neural tissues.;


Wrapped up 5d in NZ for @ASBTE1 & workshop. Catching up with old & new friends was amazing! Huge thanks to @Khoonono & @Tim_WoodfieldNZ for organizing. Excited upcoming visists to USYD @ArnoldLiningJu & UOW @GordonGWallace @IPRI_UOW before heading home. THX for hosting🙏🙏🙏!


Glad to share our latest publication in Adv Mater @AdvSciNews on lacuna-inspired #microcarriers for #cartilage regeneration! Big thanks to Dr. Zhang for medical expertise. Excited for the next step of #bioprinting.

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit to ALL FRIENDS. 🎇🎇🎇Wish You A New Year Filled With Peace, Love, Joy & Happiness.

Thank you, Chinese Society of Stem Cell Research (CSSCR) for giving me the Outstanding Young Investigator Award. Delighted to be recognized for my work on stem cell printing and bioinspired engineering.🧐

Abstract submissions now open for ASBTE2023 🤓 Looking forward to this conference in Christchurch next year! @DrAnnaW_lab @JelenaRnjak @Tim_WoodfieldNZ @ASBTE1 @Khoonono @Vipul_syd @DomiganLaura

Glad to share our recent work online in Adv Sci, which took almost 5 years. Bioinspired structures control extraembryonic cell migration and firstly extend embryo culture to E8.5. Thank Adv Sci for the fast and efficient peer review process. @AdvSciNews

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Free Your Mind. 

– Quotes from “The Matrix” (1999)

Challenge The Impossible

GU LAB seeks to develop novel biomaterials and advanced technologies including 3D/4D bioprinting to regulate cell fate spatiotemporally, fabricate 3D organs  functionally, and create therapeutic methods meaningfully according to the mechanism of developmental biology and in turn deepen the understanding of what is life.