Zhimou Yang
or yangzm@nankai.edu.cn



Dr. Yang received his BS from Nanjing University in 2001. He obtained his PhD in 2006 from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the supervision of Professor Bing Xu. Before starting his independent research at Nankai University in March 2009, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Matthew Bogyo at Stanford Medical School.

Our lab focus on the following research:

  1. Molecular hydrogels based on anti-cancer drugs and other therapeutic agents;
  2. Hybrid hydrogels based on Molecular hydrogels and polymeric hydrogels;
  3. Cells culture in 2D or 3D environments and other applications of tissue engineering ;
  4. Biohybrid hydrogels based on proteins and peptides

This picture highlights the applications of the molecular hydrogel in our lab


Our lab has series of molecular hydrogels of peptides for 3D/2D cell culture. They can also be used for drug/protein delivery. Anyone who is interested, pleased contact professor Yang. By the way, all are free!


October 16th, Congratulations to Huaimin Wang! His paper entitled "Biocompatible fluorescent supramolecular nanofibrous hydrogel for long-term cell tracking and tumor imaging applications "has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports .

August 29th, Congratulations to Xiaoli Zhang! Her paper entitled ''Rational Design of a Photo-responsive UVR8-derived Protein and a Self-assembling Peptide-Protein Conjugate for Responsive Hydrogel Formation''has been accepted for publication in Nanoscale.

August 18th, Congratulations to Yang Shi! His paper entitled ''Multi-Responsive Supramolecular Hydrogels for Drug Delivery''has been accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.

August 3rd,Congratulations to Huaimin Wang and Youzhi Wang! Their paper entitled ''Supramolecular nanofibers of self-assembling peptides and proteins for protein delivery''has been accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.

Feb 12th, Congratulations to Chunhua! Her paper entitled "When Molecular Probes Meet Self-Assembly: An Enhanced Quenching Effect " has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed .


Sep 17th, Congratulations to Yang Shi! Two of his papers which entitled " Glutathione-Triggered Formation of a Fmoc-Protected Short Peptide-Based Supramolecular Hydrogel " and "Self-assembling Choline Mimicks with Enhanced Binding Affinities to CLytA" have been accepted for publication in plos one and scientific report, respectively .

Sep 15th, Congratulations to Jian Wu! His paper entitled "Visualized detection of melamine in milk by supramolecular hydrogelations " has been accepted for publication in Chem. Commun .

Sep 2th, Congratulations to Chunhua! Her paper entitled "Gemcitabine induced supramolecular hydrogelations of aldehyde-containing short peptides" has been accepted for publication in RSC Adv .

Congratulations to Chunhua and Jianwu! Their paper entitled "Self-assembling small molecules for the detection of important analytes" has been accepted for publication in Chem. Soc. Rev.

June 6th, Our paper entitled "Cellular Membrane Enrichment of Self-assembling D-Peptides for Cell Surface Engineering" has been accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., Congratulations to Huaimin and his collaborator.

May 30th, Congratulations to Chengbiao, his paper entitled 'The first supramolecular hydrogelator of curcumin' has been accepted by Chem Comm.

May 20th, Congratulations to Xiaoli, her paper entitled 'Rational Design of Multifunctional Hetero Hexameric Proteins for Hydrogel Formation and Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Molecules' has been accepted by Adv. Healthcare Mater.

February 25th, Congratulations to our collaborator, Prof. Jiang and Prof. Shao, Dr. Yue Tian and Mr. Huaimin Wang, our collaborative paper entitled 'A peptide-based nanofibrous hydrogel as a promising DNA nanovector for optimizing the efficacy of HIV vaccine' has been accepted by Nano Lett.

February 12th, Congratulations to Chunhua Ren, her paper entitled 'Interfacial Self-assembly Leads to Formation of Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Simultaneous Bacterial Detection and Inhibition' has been accepted by Chem Comm.

February, Congratulations to Yanbin, his paper entitled 'Environment-Sensitive Fluorescent Supramolecular Nanofibers for Imaging Applications' has been accepted by Anal. Chem.

January 15th, Congratulations to Huaimin Wang and Jie Liu, their paper entitled 'Self-Assembly-Induced Far-Red/Near-Infrared Fluorescence Light-up for Detecting and Visualizing Specific Protein-Peptide Interactions' has been accepted for publication in ACS NANO.



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