Dr. Dejian Zhou
Dejian Zhou is full Professor of Nanochemistry at University of Leeds, UK. He obtained his BSc and PhD in Chemistry both from Peking University, China. Following postdoctoral research at Cranfield University and University of Cambridge, he was appointed to a Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds in 2007 and promoted to Professor of Nanochemistry in 2018.
He is pursuing a polyvalent multifunctional nanoparticle strategy to address some important biomedical challenges, e.g. early detection and targeted multimodal treatment of cancer; probing structural mechanisms and developing new therapeutics targeting specific lectin-glycan interactions. He has published 4 book chapters and ~150 research papers (including 2 research highlights on the BBC) in some leading journals, e.g. Nature Nanotech., Adv. Mater., JACS, Angew. Chem.
He has received several awards and recognitions, Young Chemist Award (Chinese Chemical Society, 1996), National Excellent PhD Thesis Award (Ministry of Education, China, 1999) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2016). He is an Associate Editor of Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal (Elsevier, IF: 6.02), and sits on the Editorial Board of Sensors (MDPI, IF: 3.28) and Advisory Board of Particle & Particle System Characterization (Wiley-VCH, IF: 3.83).
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