About Dr Danqing Min

My research passion is to understand the molecular mechanisms of inflammation responses during the development of diabetic complications.

Dr Min has broad expertise within the field of inflammation research in diabetic complications and has considerable experience in the supervision of research students. Dr Min's principal research interests focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of inflammation responses during the development of diabetic complications which investigate a): the role of inflammatory cells especially focus on monocyte/macrophage and neutrophils in diabetes and diabetic complications. b): the role of the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)/ their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) involved in the development of diabetic complications. c): the targeted gene therapy and combination therapy on control the development of diabetic complications

Dr Min is a Senior Research Fellow in Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney and a Senior Hospital Scientist in Department of Endocrinology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Min was trained as a medical practitioner and re-trained into medical research after being awarded PhD in 2001 from the University of Sydney. Dr Min has worked in investigating the role of the MMP/TIMP system in monocyte/macrophages since commenced her PhD. After 2002 she further moved her research of MMP/TIMP system in monocyte/macrophages into the area of diabetic complications. In recent years Dr Min has strengthened her research within the Department of Endocrinology, built her own research studies and developed some key research systems including zymographic and reverse zymographic techniques and flow cytometry which make the possibility to extend her research field into the interface between basic and clinical research. Dr Min has considerable knowledge and specific skills in molecular biology and cell biology. She has presented in many scientific meetings and has publications many research papers in international peer reviewed journals. Dr Min's research output has resulted in recently successful funding, as the major investigator, on the DART 2014 "Characterization of effect of diabetes on the anti-inflammatory CD163+ monocytes: possible role in the development of diabetic nephropathy" and is CI on a NH&MRC grant "Preventing Adverse Effects of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Diabetic Wound Healing" to commence in 2011. She is a dedicated worker with responsibilities in supervising junior staff and postgraduate students and organizing the scientific seminar series and volunteering as a panel member for annual postgraduate research student interviews, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney. She was also invited the participation reviewing in grants, conference abstracts and manuscripts from many peer reviewed journals.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Dr Min's publicatons, please visit her Sydney Medical School profile page.