At the invitation of Prof. ZHANG Zhongping, Prof. ZHANG Fan from Fudan University visited Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM), Chinese Academy of Sciences on April 11th and made a report titled “NIR nanomaterials for disease diagnostics and therapy”.
Prof. ZHANG Fan’s current research interests include the development of multifunctional nanostructured materials and nanotechnology for applications in bioanalysis, bioimaging, drug delivery and disease therapy. Prof. ZHANG showed some of his group’s results on the design, synthesis and surface bioconjugation of rare earth luminescent nanomaterials with upconversion and downconversion optical properties on the nanometer scale for multiplexed bio-detection and molecular bioimaging in vitro and in vivo. For example, he developed a single-band upconversion nanoprobes for multiplexed simultaneous in situ molecular mapping of cancer biomarkers, which has been published on the international journal Nature Communications. Moreover, he established some imaging and spectroscopic instruments for in vitro and in vivo quantitative detections as well.
Prof. ZHANG Fan received his PhD in 2008 from Fudan University and had more than 2 years postdoctoral experience in University of California at Santa Barbara before joining the Chemistry Department of Fudan University as an associate professor in 2010. He had been a full professor in Fudan University since 2013. He has published 80 peer-reviewed papers, Nature. Communications (1 article), Chem. Soc. Rev. (1 article, JACS (6 articles), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (5 articles), Nano. Lett. (4 articles) etc. With more than 3,000 citations and H-index 36 and 2 English books published, Prof. ZHANG were awarded the national outstanding youth fund, national top young and innovative talents, the ministry of education in the new century excellent talents and Shanghai science and technology progress prize.