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Dr Charles Lau

  • Research Fellow, ORH ACP


Dr Charles Lau received his Bachelors in Applied Chemistry from the National University of Singapore in 2007. After graduation, he worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for 5 years as a protein purification scientist in Lonza Biologics PLC, United Kingdom, and as a manufacturing biotechnologist in Roche Singapore Technical Operations. In 2012 he returned to academia, and 2 years later he received a Master in Industrial Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In 2019, Charles graduated from NTU with a PhD in Bioengineering, under the supervision of Professor Teoh Swee Hin. He is now part of the research team in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme, working on biomaterials and animal models for periodontal and oral-maxillofacial regeneration. His PhD work in NTU, which was a collaboration in NDCS, won the best poster award in the Singapore General Hospital 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting in 2019.


Research Focus Areas

Biomaterials
- Fish-derived scaffolds in tissue engineering
- 3D-printed polycaprolactone scaffolds in bone regeneration
- Glycosaminoglycan-enriched scaffolds in periodontal regeneration


Tissue engineering
- Bone regeneration, periodontal regeneration, oral-maxillofacial regeneration, skin regeneration


Current Projects

A novel technique using patient-specific polycaprolactone – tricalcium phosphate scaffold with adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells for alveolar ridge augmentation


Publications and/or Research Projects

  1. Lau CS, Hassanbhai AM, Wen F, Wang DA, Chanchareonsook N, Goh BT, Yu N, Teoh SH. Evaluation of decellularized tilapia skin as a tissue engineering scaffold. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2019;13(10): 1779-1791, doi: 10.1002/term.2928.
  2. Hassanbhai AM, Lau CS, Wen F, Jayaraman P, Goh BT, Yu N, Teoh SH. In vivo immune responses of cross-linked electrospun tilapia collagen membrane. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017; 23(19-20):1110-1119, doi: 10.1089/ten.tea.2016.0504.
  3. Wen F, Lau CS, Lim J, Liao Y, Teoh SH, Chong MSK. Surface modification of tissue engineering scaffolds. In: Gao C (ed). Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration. Springer Singapore, 2016. p. 123-150, doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2293-7_6.