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Ph.D degree in Biological Sciences, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


BSc. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of Essex, England, UK. Graduated with First Class Honours, and awarded The Glaxo Prize for the Best Performance in Cell and Molecular Biology.


Professional experience

July 2006
to date

Freelance science writer and commentator, Based in London and Beijing


Associate editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience, London


Wellcome Trust postdoctoral fellow, Sensory Function, Centre for Neuroscience, King’s College London

1998–2002 Multiple Sclerosis Society postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biology, Hunter College, City University of New York


Academic publication: papers and reviews 

2005 Qiu J, Cafferty WB, McMahon SB and Thompson SWN. Conditioning injury-induced spinal axon regeneration requires signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 activation. J. Neurosci. 25 1645–1653.
2004 Cafferty WBJ, Das P, Gardiner NJ, Qiu J and Thompson SWN. Conditioning-Injury Induced Spinal Axon Regeneration Fails in Interleukin-6 Knockout Mice. J. Neurosci. 24: 4432-4443.
2002 Qiu J, Cai D, Dai H, McAtee M, Hoffman PN, Bregman BS and Filbin MT. Spinal axon regeneration induced by elevation of cyclic AMP. Neuron 34: 895-903.

Cai D, Qiu J, McAtee M, Bregman BS and Filbin MT. Neuronal cyclic AMP controls the developmental loss in ability of axons to regenerate.  J. Neurosci. 21(13), 4731-4739.

Song T, Qiu J, Nikulina E and Filbin MT. Soluble myelin-associated glycoprotein is released from injured spinal cord and white matter and potently inhibit neurite outgrowth. Mol. Cell. Neurosci 18: 259-269.

2000 Qiu J, Cai D and Filbin MT. Glial inhibition of nerve regeneration of the mature mammalian CNS. Glia 29, 166-174.
1996 Harrison PR, Nibbs R, Bartholomew C, O'Prey J, Qiu J, Walker M, Clark A-M, Leslie N and Ostertag W. Molecular mechanisms involved in long-term maintenance of erythroleukaemia cells by stromal cells. Leukemia Suppl. 3, 474-477.
1996 Qiu J and Harrison PR. Stromal cell control of haemopoiesis. Proceedings of the NATO advanced science institute on regulation of cell growth, differentiation and genetics in cancer (NATO ASI Series H, Vol. 99), 227-234. Ed. A.S. Tsiftsoglou AS, Sartorelli AC, Housman DE and Dexter TM. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.
1994 Rubbi C, Qiu J and Rickwood D. An investigation into the possible use of protein crosslinking agents as cell fixatives for microscopy. Euro. J. Histochem. 38, 269-280.


Academic publication: books

2002 Qiu J, Cai D and Filbin MT. A role for cAMP in regeneration during development and after injury. Chapter 27 in Spinal Cord Trauma: Neural Repair and Functional Recovery. Ed. McKerracher L, Doucet G and Rossignol S. Elsevier Health Sciences, USA.
2001 Filbin MT, Qiu J and Cai D. Glial influences on axonal regeneration. Chapter 14 in Glial cell development: basic principles and clinical relevance 279-298. Ed. Jessen KR and Richardson WD. BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK.
1994 Jones P, Qiu J and Rickwood D. RNA: Isolation and Analysis. BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK.

Qiu J. Enzymology. Chapter 6 in Biochemistry Labfax, 101-144. Ed. Rickwood D and Chambers JAA. BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK


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