Bone Research Program - People

Director

Professor Markus J Seibel

Group Leader - Bone Biology -

Professor Hong Zhou

Senior Scientist

Dr Michael Swarbrick

Post-doctoral Scientists

Dr Jinwen Tu
Dr Sarah Kim
Dr Kirtan Ganda

Staff and Students

Ms Colette Fong-Yee (Chief RA)
Ms Joanne Thai
Ms Daphne Foong
Ms Lauryn Cavanagh
Ms Christinna Jørgensen (PhD student)
Mr Jens Leistner (student)

Visiting Scientists

A/Prof Jingbao (Jason) Li, North Western Polytechnical University, Xi’an China
Dr Rowan Hardy, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Konstantin Horas, DFG Fellow, The German Research Council, Germany
Prof Iraj Nabipour, Busheer University, Iran
Professor Yunzhao Chen, Shihezi University, China
A/Professor Tingyu Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dr Mingxuan Gao, Jincheng Hospital, Gansu, China
Dr Ting Huyan, North Western Polytechnical University, Xi’an China

Honours & Prizes

  • Prof Markus Seibel: Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2017)
  • Prof Markus Seibel: President (2013-2015) and Immediate Past-President (2015-2017), Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society
  • Prof Markus Seibel: Chair, National Alliance for Secondary Fracture Prevention (2016- )
  • Prof Markus Seibel: Invited member, Publications Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2015 – 2018)
  • Prof Markus Seibel: Invited member, Nominations Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2017)
  • Prof Hong Zhou: Re-elected Chair, Board Directors, ICMRS (2013-2015)
  • Prof Hong Zhou: University Fellow Award, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015-2016)
  • Dr Yu Zheng: Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellowship (2014 -2017
  • Dr Jinwen Tu: The Best Basic Science Free Paper, Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) and Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA), 2017
  • Dr Jinwen Tu: Educational Travel Award, Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of NZRA and ARA, 2017
  • Dr Holger Henneicke: Poster Award, German Society for Osteology Annual Meeting 2015
  • Dr Konstantin Horas: Poster Award, German Society of Osteology Annual Meeting 2016
  • Sylvia Gasparini: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2013-2015
  • Sylvia Gasparini: ANZBMS Travel Award 2015
  • Sylvia Gasparini: CRGH Travel Award 2016
  • Sylvia Gasparini: CRGH Postgraduate Research Prize 2016
  • Sarah Kim: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2014-2016
  • Sarah Kim: ANZBMS Travel Award 2015
  • Sarah Kim: Young Investigator Award, Runner up, 2015
  • Sarah Kim: CRGH Travel Award, 2015
  • Sarah Kim: ANZOS Early Career Research Award, Top 3 Finalist, 2016
  • Sarah Kim: Concord Hospital Conference Travel Award, 2017
  • Sarah Kim: Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award, 2017
  • Sarah Kim: ENDO 2017 Newsworthy Abstract, 2017
  • Sarah Kim: ANZBMS Travel Award, 2017



The Bone Biology Group.