Title：Engineering Ultrasmall Metal Nanoclusters for Biomedical Applications
Speaker：Dr. Jianping Xie, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore
Room： West Building 210
Date：9:30 a.m., Nov. 1st, 2017
Ultrasmall metal nanoclusters (NCs) have attracted increasing attention from the scientific community due to their fascinating physicochemical properties. Today, functional metal NCs are finding growing acceptance in biomedical applications. To achieve a better performance in biomedical applications, metal NCs can be interfaced with biomolecules, such as proteins, peptides, and DNA, to form a new class of biomolecule-NC composites (or bio-NCs in short), which typically show synergistic or novel physicochemical and physiological properties. In this talk, I will discuss some of our recent studies at the interface of metal NCs and biomolecules, highlighting some unique physicochemical properties and the biological functions of bio-NCs.
Dr. Jianping Xie is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D. from the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) program. Dr. Xie joined NUS in 2010 and established the BioNanoMetals research group. His group is known for the work on engineering subnanometer-sized metal nanoclusters for biomedical and environmental applications. Dr. Xie has 130+ publications, 9000+ citations, an H-index of 51, and 25 highly cited papers (ISI). His research interests include noble metal nanoclusters, nanomedicine, and applied environmental nanotechnology.