Professor of Chemistry ,Deputy director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Phone: (86) 27-87543532


Academic Areas: Bioinorganic Chemistry

Liu Hongmei is a professor of bioinorganic chemistry at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. Her main research areas are: (1)   The biological functions of selenium and selenoproteins in the initiation and progression of vascular disease; (2)   The synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials and biological application. She has published more than 20 papers in the leading scholarly journals in Bioinorganic Chemistry and one book “Selenium: Its Chemistry, Biochemistry and Application in Life Science”.

Academic Degrees

PhD in medical chemistry, 2005, Peking University, Beijing, China

MS in inorganic chemistry, 2001, HUST, Wuhan, China

BA in applied chemistry, 1998, HUST, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

At HUST since 2004. HUST School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Professor (2012-present);
HUST School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Associate Professor (2007-2011);

HUST School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lecturer (2004-2006).

Selected Publications

[1] Hongmei Liu*, Xiaoming Li, Fei Qin, Kaixun Huang, Selenium suppresses oxidative-stress- enhanced vascular smooth muscle cell calcification by inhibiting the activation of the PI3K/AKT and ERK signaling pathways and endoplasmic reticulum stress, Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 19(3), 375-388, 2014
[2] Yi Jia, Jun Zhou, Hongmei Liu, Kaixun Huang*, Effect of methionine sulfoxide reductase B1 (SelR) gene silencing on peroxynitrite-induced F-actin disruption in human lens epithelial cells, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 443(3), 876-881, 2014
[3] Hongmei Liu*, Weixia Bian, Songxiu Liu, Kaixun Huang, Selenium protects bone marrow stromal cells against hydrogen peroxide-induced inhibition of osteoblastic differentiation by suppressing oxidative stress and ERK signaling pathway, Biological Trace Element Research, 150(1-3), 441-450, 2012
[4] Hongmei Liu*, Congcong Zhang, Kaixun Huang, Lanthanum chloride suppresses oxysterol-induced ECV-304 cell apoptosis via inhibition of intracellular Ca2+ elevation, oxidative stress, ERK and NF-kappaB signal pathways. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 16(5), 671-681, 2011
[5] Hongmei Liu*, Boming Zeng, Falong Jia. Direct growth of tellurium nanorod arrays on Pt/FTO/glass through a surfactant-assisted chemical reduction. Nanotechnology, 22(30), 305608, 2011
[6] Hongmei Liu*, Qian Lu, Kaixun Huang, Selenium suppressed hydrogen peroxide-induced vascular smooth muscle cells calcification through inhibiting oxidative stress and ERK activation. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 111(6), 1556-1564, 2010
[7] Shaoqing Du, Hongmei Liu, Kaixun Huang*, Influence of SelS gene silence on beta- Mercaptoethanol-mediated endoplasmic reticulum stress and cell apoptosis in HepG2 cells. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1800, 511-517, 2010
[8] Kaixun Huang, Huibi Xu, Qiong Liu, Hongmei Liu. Selenium: Its Chemistry, Biochemistry and Application in Life Science. HUST Press Co., Ltd, 2009

Courses Taught

• Biochemistry
• Biological Inorganic Chemistry
• Inorganic and analytical chemistry
• Experimental Inorganic Chemistry