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Bae Hoon Lee

1. Photocurable protein-based hydrogels;

2. Bioinks for 3D bioprinting;

3. Highly ordered protein-based scaffolds for drug screening applications;

4. Engineered organoids

Changcan SHI

1. Construction of gene carrier;

2. Design of drug release system;

3. Customized synthesis of commercial medical products.

Chunxiong LUO

Application of microfluidic technology in biomedicine, quantitative biology, biophysics

Fangfu YE

1. Behavioral regulation of extracellular microenvironment on nerve cells, tumor cells, stem cells, etc.

2. Interactions between cell membranes and proteins

3. Functional biomaterials

4. Medical imaging and detection technology

5. Structure and phase transitions of complex networks

6. Ensemble behavior of spinning particle systems

Gen YANG Our team focuses on the early diagnostics and therapy of cancer from basic research to clinical practice. One research theme is the development of generalized, cost-effective and high-accuracy innovative platforms with notable clinical application potential for early cancer diagnostics. The platforms are established through the multi-disciplinary integration of biology, physics, nanotechnology as well as microfluidics, and empower the deeply comprehensive profiling of cancer biomarkers in biological targets (e.g., CTC, ctDNA, extracellular vesicles). Another research theme is establishing novel cancer therapy strategies and precision medicine screening systems through integrating tumor immunology, physics, and radiology with other technologies such as organoid and automatic micro/nano fabrication. Our current team is highly diverse and the team expertise spans the field of microfluidic device, radiation therapy, nanomaterials science, extracellular vesicles, CTC and biosensor. Our team has applied a series of patents and published research articles in prestigious journals including Nature Communications, Matter, Lab on Chip, Chemical Engineering Journal. gen.yang@pku.edu.cn

1. protein kinase is a mechanism for the study of diabetes complications through regulating inflammatory response and the target is confirmed.

2. Mechanism research and target confirmation of ubiquitination regulatory protein regulating inflammatory response and mediating metabolic diseases;

3. Design and search for new anti-inflammatory small molecules and clarify their anti-inflammatory mechanism and target research;

4. Pharmacological efficacy of anti-inflammatory molecules in the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases, development of new intervention strategies and Research on candidate new drugs.

Huaqiong LI

1. Xenogeneic biomaterials

Gene knockout pigs and 3D printing technology are applied to construct xenogeneic tissue repair materials.

2. Biological Interfaces

Various techniques are used to modify the surface of biomaterials to study cell-material interactions. Mainly focusing on the influence of the physical properties on the cell growth (e.g. cell differentiation and cell aging).

3. Nanomedicine

Constructing nanodrug delivery systems for cancer and other diseases.

Jianliang SHEN

1. Functional nanomaterials for gene therapeutics;

2. Nanomaterials as theranostic platforms;

3. Nanomaterials for tissue engineering;

4. Multifunctional nanoparticle for Immunotherapies.

Jianwei SHUAI   shuaijw@wiucas.ac.cn
Jianzhong SU

1. Detection, Genetic Diagnosis and Intervention of High Myopia and development of Intelligent Classification Algorithm in Fundus Images; 

2. Identification of Liquid Biopsy Molecular Marker; 

3. Mechanism Research of Cancer Epigenetics.

Jiang CHANG    
Junjie DENG

1. Development of autologous cells or autologous tissue derived biomaterials for tissue regeneration and allograft;

2. Fabrication of cells derived micro- or nano- gel for glioma and myeloma therapy;

3. Biomimetic interface with special micro- and nano- structure for pathogens capture from fluid bloodstream.

Lifei ZHENG 1. Novel preparation method of nucleic acid hybrid materials
2. Functional design of nucleic acid materials
3. Nonequilibrium self-assembly system based on nucleic acid
4. Preparation of recombinant protein and its application in biomedicine
Liyu LIU
1. Cluster self-organization Science: study the emergence of cluster behavior, the rules of self-organization cluster, and the realization and control of cluster behavior;
2. Robot clusters and active substances: using the original large-scale programmable environment platform and environment coupled robot clusters, study the phase transition mechanism and phenomenon of soft matter, particle swarm dynamics, field driven particle system, etc;
3. Adaptive cluster system: study the mechanism of individual adaptation and system adaptation, and the group adaptive strategy in complex environment;
4. Micro cluster robots and medical applications: Research on the application of environment adaptive micro cluster self-organizing robots in the medical field
Masso Doi 1. Soft matter physics in applications:
  • rheology, dynamics in drying and wetting, structural formation
  • gels and membranes in bio-medical application
2. Modeling and simulation:
  • multi-scale modeling for interfaces and contact line
Qiang CHEN
1. adhesiveness and adhesion resistance of biomedical hydrogel and its application
2. surface functional gel coating for medical devices
3. conductive gel materials for flexible devices and their intelligent medical treatment
Qiang HE
1Chemical synthesis of supramolecular colloidal motor
2Injectable medical swimming nano robot
Ryohei Seto

1Simulation for softmatter systems

2Suspension rheology

3. Biomechanics

4. Active matter

5. Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics

Shigeyuki Komura   komura@wiucas.ac.cn
Shixuan CHEN   chensx@wiucas.ac.cn
Tao LI

1. The creation and applications of multi-phase immiscible liquid materials.

2. Study the mechanisms of phase separation in cells with soft matter systems.

3. Using spectroscopy to explore the field which combines optics and soft condensed matter.

Xingjie ZAN

1. Native protein delivery

2. The effect of physicochemical properties on the destiny of nano-medicine

2. Controlling the fate of stem cells for tissue engineering

Yaogen SHU

Research on molecular motors and theoretical biophysics


1. Optical biosensors and cellular imaging based on surface plasmon, surface enhanced Raman scattering and plasmon-enhanced fluorescence

2. Electrochemical biosensors based on nanomaterials and flexible materials

3. Optical and electrical sensor devices, including on smartphone, wearable devices and research instruments

Ying TAN   tanying@wiucas.ac.cn
Yong LIU

1. Design, synthesis and characterization of intelligent response high molecular polymers; preparation, separation and multifunctionalization of nano-assembly;
2. Intelligent high molecular polymer nano system for overcoming the drug resistance of bacteria and cancer; 
3. Natural biological materials and their applications in bacterial infections and cancer immunotherapy.

Yunlong ZHOU

1. Biomimetic self-assembly of functional nanocomposite biomaterials, including chiral-related induced effect, interface chemistry and viscoelastic composite self-assembly materials;

2. Application of supramolecular self-assembly system in tissue repair.Design and synthesis of biomimetic peptides and short peptides and their application in antibacterial, bone tissue and neural tissue regeneration;

3. Design flexible sensing materials for medical treatment and health, including ultra-sensing flexible chips and intelligent real-time sensing system.


1. Formation mechanism, three-dimensional nanostructure, optical and antioxidant properties and application of biological cubic membrane (BCM).

2. Application of BCM in gene, protein and drug encapsulation.

3. Extraction, chemical and biosynthesis of natural substances derived from phospholipid by cubic membrane and its role in the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment in Alzheimer's disease (AD).