SMAT Talks - Nucleic acid information materials

07 January 2022, 20:00 - 22:00 - Zoom registration

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Friday, 7 January, 20:00 - 22:00 Beijing time

DNA is well known to be a genetic molecule with double helix structures. DNA is evolved in nature to follow a simple and precise Watson-Crick pairing rule to encode enormous genetic information in living things. Nevertheless, DNA is not only a carrier of genetic information, but can be regarded a type of molecular information materials. DNA molecules have been exploited as a building block to encode various types of structures that are not present in nature. More recent advances show that nucleic acids-based information materials are increasingly being used for applications including bioimaging, drug delivery and micro-nano fabrication. In this talk, Professor Fan will introduce the use of nucleic acids-based information materials for developing molecular machines and data storage.

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Professor Chunhai Fan

Institute of Translational Medicine SJTU, China and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Fan is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and an elected fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also an associate editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, a guest editor of Advanced Materials, and serves on the editorial board of more than ten international journals including ChemBioChem, ChemPlusChem, ACS Sensors, ACS Nano, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Electroanalysis, and Particles.

He was awarded his BSc and PhD degrees from Nanjing University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Before joining the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2018, Dr. Fan worked as a professor in Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a postdoc in University of California, Santa Barbara.

His work has been recognised by many awards including National Natural Science Prize of China (2016), National Award for Young Scientists of China (2011), The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation (2019) and Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award in American Chemical Society (2019).

Dr. Fan has published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and was recognised as a highly-cited researchers by Clarivate Analytics with an H-index of 122. He is the inventor on more than 50 US, Chinese and International patents.


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