Mingming Du qualified with a BSc in Biological Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010. She went on to study for a MSc in Pharmacy from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2012. Apart from the University experience, she spent one year working in a company doing stem cell separation, cryopreservation and relevant testing before coming to the University of Birmingham in 2013. The education background gave her a lot of integrated practice in Engineering and Medicine research, techniques and way of thinking obtained during this period helped her adapt to the new project quickly. From the current PhD study, she got deeper understanding and experimental skills in cells and fluid mechanics.