Ong, Zhan Yuin

Academic Fellow

University of Leeds, UK

Health Engineering

I am a University Academic Fellow in Health Engineering (Tenure-track), holding a joint appointment between the Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Medicine at the University of Leeds. My research focuses on the design and evaluation of well-defined multifunctional nanomaterials for the targeted delivery of therapeutics in combination with photothermal therapy to address unmet medical needs.

Existing collaborations relevant to drug delivery

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Publications relevant to drug delivery

Z.Y. Ong, S. Chen, E. Nabavi, A. Regoutz, D.J. Payne, D.S. Elson, D.T. Dexter, I.E. Dunlop, A.E. Porter, Multi-branched gold nanoparticles with intrinsic LAT-1 targeting capabilities for selective photothermal therapy of breast cancer. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(45) (2017) 39259-39270.

Z.Y. Ong, C. Yang, W. Cheng, Z.X. Voo, W. Chin, J.L. Hedrick, Y.Y. Yang, Biodegradable cationic polycarbonate: Effects of varying side chain hydrophobicity on key aspects of gene transfection. Acta Biomaterialia 54 (2017) 201-211.

Z.Y. Ong, S.J. Gao, Y.Y. Yang, Short synthetic β-sheet forming peptide amphiphiles as broad spectrum antimicrobials with antibiofilm and endotoxin neutralizing properties. Advanced Functional Materials 23(29) (2013) 3682-3692.

Z.Y. Ong, C. Yang, S.J. Gao, X.Y. Ke, J.L. Hedrick, Y.Y. Yang, Galactose-functionalized cationic polycarbonate for targeted gene delivery to hepatocytes. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 34(21) (2013) 1714-1720.


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