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Yu Cong Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry +86-0431-85262710

Areas of Specialism

1、 Development of new biosensing technologies based on small molecular probes.

2、 Biosensor development based on fluorescent small molecule probes and functional materials, molecular recognition, self-assembly.

3、 Functional nanomaterials, live-cell imaging and the integration technology of tumor diagnosis and treatment.

Academic Qualifications

1、 Feb 2008 – Present, Professor, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

2、The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2002 –2007)

Senior Research Associate, Advisor: Prof. Vivian Wing-Wah Yam

Research: Development of new biosensing technologies base on the square-planar platinum(II)polypyridyl complexes

1、 University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (1999 –2002)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Advisor: Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet

Research: Development of new micro-total analytical systems based on porous polymers (lab-on-a-chip)

2、 Lund University, Lund, Sweden (1993–1998)

Ph.D., Advisor: Prof. Klaus Mosbach

Research: Design and synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers with highly specific recognition properties

3、Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, P. R. China (1987 –1991)

B.S. in chemistry

Research Grants

Twelve research grants from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (the “100 Talents” program), The National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), and the Pillar Program of Changchun Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology.


Selected Publications

1. Ning Liu, Ming Zhu, Niu Niu, Jia Ren, Na Yang* and Cong Yu*, Aza-BODIPY Probe-Decorated Mesoporous Black TiO2 Nanoplatform, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(2020), 41071-41078.

2. Niu Niu, Huipeng Zhou, Ning Liu, Hong Jiang, Zhenzhen Hu, Cong Yu*. A perylene-based membrane intercalating conjugated oligoelectrolyte with efficient photodynamic antimicrobial activity. Chem. Commun., 55(2019), 4395-4398.

3. Na Yang, Ming Zhu, Guochao Xu, Ning Liu, Cong Yu*. A near-infrared light-responsive multifunctional nanocomposite hydrogel for efficient and synergistic antibacterial wound therapy and healing promotion. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8(2020), 3908-3917.

4. Jian Chen, Hong Jiang, Huipeng Zhou, Zhenzhen Hu, Niu Niu, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Cong Yu*, Specific detection of cancer cells through aggregation-induced emission of a light-up bioprobe, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2398–2401.

5. Meiding Yang, Huipeng Zhou, Yongxin Li, Qingfeng Zhang, Juanmin Li, Cuiyun Zhang, Chuibei Zhou, Cong Yu*, Peroxidase activity of the coronene bisimide supramolecular architecture and its applications in colorimetric sensing of H2O2 and glucose, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 6572–6578.

6. Yongxin Li, Shuhan Yin, Yan Lu, Huipeng Zhou, Hong Jiang, Niu Niu, Hui Huang, Ling Zhang, Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo, Cong Yu*, Choline Sensing Based on In Situ Polymerization of Aniline on the Surface of Upconverting Nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 7862–7865.

7. Yunyi Zhang, Cuiyun Zhang, Jian Chen, Yongxin Li, Meiding Yang, Huipeng Zhou, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Hong Qi, Cong Yu, Shichun Jiang, A real-time fluorescence turn-on assay for acetylcholinesterase activity based on the controlled release of a perylene probe from MnO2 nanosheets, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 4691–4694.

8. Xinan Huang, Hong Jiang, Yongxin Li, Lijia Sang, Huipeng Zhou, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Cong Yu*, Synthesis of silica nanoparticles doped with [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and decorated with silver nanoclusters for the ratiometric photoluminescent determination and intracellular imaging of Cu(II) ions. Microchim. Acta, 2017, 184, 2325–2331.

9. Xinan Huang, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Yongxin Li, Yunyi Zhang, Lijia Sang, Huipeng Zhou, Hong Jiang, Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo, Cong Yu*, Silver nanoclusters capped silica nanoparticles as a ratiometric photoluminescence nanosensor for the selective detection of I- and S2-, Anal. Chim. Acta, 2017, 988, 74–80.

10. Wang Bin, Yu Cong*, Fluorescence Turn-On Detection of a Protein through the Reduced Aggregation of a Perylene Probe, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49(2009), 1485-1488.