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Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology Mobasheri Ali

Mobasheri Ali

University of Oulu
Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Medicine
Oulu, Finland

Ali Mobasheri is Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology in the Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu in Finland. He also holds the position of Chief Researcher and International Adviser in the State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is the Immediate Past President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO). In addition, he serves as “Collaborateur Scientifique de l’Université de Liège” and Senior Strategic Advisor to the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Public Health Aspects of Musculoskeletal Health and Aging, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium. He is a member of the International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS) and serves on the Regulatory and Industry Liaison Committee of ICRS.

General Certificate of Education – Dulwich College, London, 1987
B.Sc. (Hons) – Imperial College, London, 1990
M.Sc. – University of Toronto, 1993
D.Phil. (Oxon.) – University of Oxford, 1997

Current Positions:
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, University of Oulu, Finland
Chief Researcher and International Advisor, State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania
Immediate Past President, OARSI
Visiting Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Recent Visiting and Adjunct Professor Positions:
Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (March 2020 to October 2021)
Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Boston, USA (Non-Stipendiary position) (March 2020 to March 2021)
Distinguished Adjunct Professor (Thomson ISI Highly Cited Program), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (February 2013 to May 2016)

Current Research:
Ali’s current research focuses on cartilage biology, specifically cellular metabolism, ion channel physiology and biomarkers of osteoarthritis. He has published more than 350 scientific articles and review articles (365 papers in PubMed, 401 papers in Scopus). His current h-index on Scopus is 72 and he has more than 17,000 citations. He is ranked as one of the top 10 leading experts in the world on “osteoarthritis” and “cartilage” on expertscape.com. Ali already leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers in Vilnius and is building a new team of researchers at the University of Oulu. His work is currently funded by the Academy of Finland, the Lithuanian Research Council, and several funding mechanisms of the European Commission (FP7, Horizon Europe, COST Association, EuroNanoMed, Innovative Health Initiative).