Researcher

Dr Ying Zhu

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Biography

Dr. Ying Zhu received her B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2009. She then received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales, Australia (UNSW Australia) in 2015. Following that, she worked as a research associate in Dartmouth College from 2015 to 2016. She was back to UNSW as an early career research fellow support by Cancer Institute...view more

Dr. Ying Zhu received her B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2009. She then received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales, Australia (UNSW Australia) in 2015. Following that, she worked as a research associate in Dartmouth College from 2015 to 2016. She was back to UNSW as an early career research fellow support by Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship from 2017-2020. She is now a lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering at University of Technology Sydney.


My Grants

2017-2020

Ying Zhu, Rapid isolation and analysis of circulating exosomes using label-free nanoplasmonic sensors for non-invasive breast cancer diagnostics, Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship (2017ECF012), A $600,000

 

 

2020-2021

Ying Zhu, Yong Li, Phoebe Phillips, Peter J. Reece, Multiparameter analysis of exosomes for non-invasive early detection of pancreatic cancer using a point-of-care nanoplasmonic sensor, Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Innovation Grants, A $96,033.30

2020-2021 Yong Li, Ying Zhu, Peter J. Reece, Chee Khoon Lee, Raymond Wong, Combining nanoplasmonic profiling with machine learning for non-invasive early detection of ovarian cancer using plasma exosomes, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (GA-2019-13), A $134,026

My Qualifications

  • PhD, Chemistry, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (01/2015)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (06/2009)

 


My Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, 2018, Lion Club of Kogarah Inc.
  • 1st Price, Basic Science, Medical Research Symposium 2018, St George & Sutherland Hospital
  • Rising Star Award, 2018, Australian Association of Chinese Biomedical Scientists
  • Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship, 2017-2020
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2014
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship, 2011-2014

My Research Activities

Dr Ying Zhu is a prominent early career researcher in a multidisciplinary field of biosensor and biodevices. She obtained PhD in School of Chemistry, UNSW Australia in 2015 in Australia’s top biosensing group led by Professor Justin Gooding. She was dedicated to the research of developing mesoporous silicon materials as a biosensor to detect protease released from leukocytes. Following that, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Dartmouth College in USA, a member of the Ivy League. She continued her research career in the development of new materials and translational technologies to understand and fight cancers, via isolation and analysis of circulating tumour biomarkers using immunomagnetic nanoparticles and biochips. Dr Zhu was supported by her Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship during 2017-2020 to further establish her work in using nanoplasmonic sensor for liquid-biopsy based cancer diagnosis. She is now a lecturer in School of Biomedical Engineering at UTS.

Dr Zhu’s current research focuses on developing new approaches and nanoscale devices for capture and analysis of biomarkers for cancer diagnostics. She is working in a multidisciplinary field across chemistry, materials, nanotechnology and biomedicine. She has been dedicated to bridge the gap between biomedical engineers and biologists/clinicians and contributed to translational biomedical research by the application of new analytical technologies via a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative, “bench-to-bedside” approach.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Biosensor and biodevice; surface chemistry and characterization; nanomaterials and nanotechnology; tissue culture; microscopy; immunoassays


Currently supervising

Dr. Ying Zhu welcome any researcher or student who is interested in her research to join her. Please contact her via ying.zhu@unsw.edu.au with your CV.


My Engagement

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/biosensors/special_issues/biosensors_liquid_biopsy

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