Dejian Zhou

University of Leeds, United Kingdom


Dejian Zhou obtained his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1990 and then his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry (with Professor Chun-Hui Huang) in 1995, both from the Peking University, Beijing, China. Zhou was a Lecturer in inorganic chemistry at the Peking University from 1995 to 1997. He came to UK in 1997, first as a Postdoc at the Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK (1997–2000, with Professor Geoffrey J. Ashwell) and then as a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (with Professors David Klenerman, FRS, Chris Abell, Trevor Rayment, and Elizabeth Hall), where he worked on multidisciplinary research projects covering aspects of bionanotechnology, single-molecule fluorescence, and smart nanoparticle sensors. He joined the University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, as a Senior Lecturer in inorganic chemistry and a Principal Investigator at the School of Chemistry in October 2007. He is interested in developing functional nanoparticle-bioconjugate-based ultrasensitive diagnostic assays for early disease diagnosis, multifunctional nanomedicines for effective, targeted cancer therapy with significantly reduced side effects, and novel multivalent nanoparticles for the probing and manipulation of multivalent protein-ligand interactions. Zhou has published more than 110 peer-reviewed research papers; they attracted more than 2400 total citations with an h-index of 30.

Biography Updated on 13 December 2013

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