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Dan Ge

Current Position              Academic Visitor


Contact Information        Institute of Biomedical Engineering
                                       University of Oxford
                                       Old Road Campus
                                       Tel: +44 1865 617654

Research Interests

Neural tissue engineering and neural stem cell technology, especially for neural stem cell three-dimensional culture and differentiation in vitro based on micro-fluidic chip technology.




PhD in Chemical Engineering, 2013, Dalian University of Technology, China

MSc in Cell Biology, 2002, Liaoning Normal University, China

BSc in Health Inspection, 1999, Liaoning Normal University, China


Work Experience

Dec.2013-Present: Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Jan.2005-Nov.2013: Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Jul.2002-Dec.2004: Teaching Assistant, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China



(1)     Junshan Liu, Dan Ge, Tianqing Liu, Xuehu Ma, Chong Liu, Zhanfeng Cui. Construction of three-dimensional neural stem cell compound by a two-step method based on micro-fluidic technology. Date of authorization proclamation:31/03/2015.Patent Number: 201310057768.8. China

(2)     Dan Ge, Xuehu Ma, Tianqing Liu, Zhanfeng Cui, Zhixin Gao, Xiangqin Li. A method of neural stem cells cryopreservation. Date of authorization proclamation:29/09/2010.Patent Number:200710011279.3.China

(3)     Xuehu Ma, Wenxia Fan, Dan Ge, Xiaochuan Yu, Tianqing Liu, Zhanfeng Cui. A two-step cooling method for eliminating low-temperature fracture during the biological tissue vitrified cryopreservation. Date of authorization proclamation:16/05/2012.Patent Number:200810190930.2.China

(4)     Shui Guan, Xiaomin Lin, Tianqing Liu, Zhanfeng Cui, Dan Ge, Xuehu Ma. A method of preparation a three-dimensional scaffold by using gelatin-chitosan - hyaluronic acid - heparin sulfate. Date of authorization proclamation:27/03/2013.Patent Number:CN101920045A.China



Journal Papers

(1)    Junshan Liu, Qinglong Xiao, Dan Ge, Yangyang Zhang, Wenzhu Zhang, Zheng Xu, Chong Liu, Liding Wang. A Microfluidic Chip with Integrated Microelectrodes for Real-time Dopamine Detection. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2015,43(7): 977–982.

(2)    Kedong Song, Dan Ge,Shui Guan, Chenggong Sun, Xuehu Ma, Tianqing Liu. Mass Transfer Analysis of Growth and Substance Metabolism of NSCs Cultured in Collagen-Based Scaffold In Vitro. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2014, 174(6): 2114-2130.

(3)    Dan Ge, Kedong Song, Shui Guan, Yanli Qi, Bo Guan, Wenfang Li, Junshan Liu, Xuehu Ma, Tianqing Liu, Zhanfeng Cui. Culture and differentiation of rat neural stem/progenitor cells in a three-dimensional collagen scaffold. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2013, 170: 406-419.

(4)    Xinjian Qu, Tianqing Liu, Kedong Song, Xiangqin Li, Dan Ge. Differentiation of reprogrammed human adipose mesenchymal stem cells toward neural cells with defined transcription factors. Biochemical and Biophysical research communication. 2013,439 (4): 552-558.

(5)    Dan Ge, Kedong Song, Shui Guan, Mingshu Dai, Xuehu Ma, Tianqing Liu and Zhanfeng Cui. Effect of the neurosphere size on the viability and metabolism of neural stem/progenitor cells African Journal of Biotechnology, 2012, 11(7): 3976-3985.

(6)    Xinjian Qu, Tianqing Liu, Kedong Song, Xiangqin Li, Dan Ge. Induced pluripotent stem cells generated from human adipose-derived stem cells using a non-viral polycistronic plasmid in feeder-free conditions. PLoS One. 2012,7 (10):e48161.

(7)    Shui Guan, Xiu-Li Zhang, Dan Ge, Tian-Qing Liu, Xue-Hu Ma, Zhan-Feng Cui. Protocatechuic acid promotes the neuronal differentiation and facilitates survival of phenotypes differentiated from cultured neural stem and progenitor cells. European Journal of Pharmacology, 2011, 670 (2-3): 471-478.

(8)     Han Wang, Tianqing Liu, Jihui Wang, Yanli Qi, Dan Ge, Shui Guan. Isomer-specific effects of conjugated linoleic acid on proliferative activity of cultured neural progenitor cells. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2011, 358 (1-2): 13-20.

(9)    Xuehu Ma, Ying Shi, Ying Hou, Yang Liu, Lei Zhang, Wenxia Fan, Dan Ge, Tianqing Liu, Zhanfeng Cui. Slow-freezing cryopreservation of neural stem cell spheres with different diameters.Cryobiology, 2010, 60(2): 184-191.

(10) Wenxia Fan,Xuehu Ma,Dan Ge, Tianqing Liu, Zhanfeng Cui. Cryoprotectants for the vitrification of corneal endothelial cells. Cryobiology, 2009, 58(1),28-36.

(11) Shui Guan,Dan Ge, Tian-qing Liu, Xue-hu Ma, Zhan-fang Cui. Protocatechuic acid promotes cell proliferation and reduces basal apoptosis in cultured neural stem cells. Toxicology in Vitro, 2009, 23(2), 201-208.


Conference Presentations

(1)    Dan Ge, Junshan Liu, Tianqing Liu, Xuehu Ma. Culture and differentiation of three-dimensional rat neural stem/progenitor cells in a microfluidic system. 5th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems, 2013, Xiamen, China.

(2)    Dan Ge, Tianqing Liu, Shui Guan, Xuehu Ma, Zhanfeng Cui. Three-dimensional Culture of Neural Stem Cells in Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds. 2nd TERMIS World Congress in conjunction with 2009 Seoul Stem Cell Symposium, 2009, Seoul, South Korea.