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


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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