Leeds, UK

Developing novel, functional nanomaterials and structures, investigating their unique properties and exploring their applications. Smart nanoparticle-aptamer sensors, Nanoparticle-bioconjugate devices, Single-molecule studies.

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Dejian Zhou group has a proven track record, areas of expertise and superb facilities for design, synthesis and characterization of membrane-active for intracellular delivery and molecular imaging.

Selection of relevant publications

Chen., Cuixia, Jing Hu, Shengzhong Zhang, Peng Zhou, Xichen Zhao, Hai Xu, Xiubo Zhao, Mohammed Yaseen, and Jian Lu. 2012. "Molecular mechanisms of antibacterial and antitumor actions of designed surfactant-like peptides." Biomaterials, 33 (2): 592-603.

Shen, Youqing, Xinpeng Ma, Bo Zhang, Zhuxian Zhou, Qihang Sun, Erlei Jin, Meihua Sui, Jianbin Tang, Jinqiang Wang, and Maohong Fan. 2011. "Degradable Dual pH- and Temperature-Responsive Photoluminescent Dendrimers." Chemistry - A European Journal, 17 (19): 5319-5326.

Ndieyira, Joseph, Moyu Watari, Alejandra Barrera, Dejian Zhou, Manuel Vögtli, Matthew Batchelor, Matthew Cooper, Torsten Strunz, Mike Horton, Chris Abell, Trevor Rayment, Gabriel Aeppli, and Rachel McKendry. 2008. "Nanomechanical detection of antibiotic–mucopeptide binding in a model for superbug drug resistance." Nature Nanotechnology, 3 (11): 691-696.