Associate Head (Research); Chair, Departmental Research Committee

ProfessorProf. Mo YANG

Email: Mo.Yang@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 27664946

Office: ST 419

ORCID: 0000-0002-3863-8187

Research Interests

2D nanomaterials based nanoprobe for multi-modality imaging

Nanoprobes for theranostics

Nanbiosensor

Biography

Prof. YANG Mo received the B.E. and M.S. degrees in Power Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Riverside, in 2004. From Jan 2005 to Oct 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering of Boston University. He is currently a Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Yang’s research focuses on 2D nanomaterials based bioprobes for imaging, sensing and therapy. He has been in charge of many research projects supported by Hong Kong Research Grant Council General Research Fund (GRF) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and published widely in nano-biotech field.

Publications and Bibimetrics

  • The paper “Ultrasensitive detection of ebola virus oligonucleotide based on upconversion nanoprobe/nanoporous membrane” (ACS Nano 10(1) 598-605, 2016) is “Highly Cited Paper” in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ( top 1% of the academic field of Chemistry)
  • The paper “J.Y. Shi, C.Y. Chan, Y.T. Pang, W.W. Ye, F. Tian, J. Lyu, Y. Zhang, M. Yang, “A fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for the detection of mecA gene sequence of Staphylococcus aureus”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 67, 595–600, 2015.” is “Highly Cited Paper” in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ( top 1% of the academic field of Chemistry)
  • The paper “F. Tian, J. Lyu, J.Y Shi, M. Yang* Graphene and graphene-like two-denominational materials based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays for biological applications, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 89(1), 123-135, 2017.” is “Highly Cited Paper” in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ( top 1% of the academic field of Chemistry)
  • The paper “Nanoparticle based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) for biosensing applications”, (J. Mater. Chem. B, 3, 6989-7005, 2015) is among the most downloaded article of Journal of Material Chemistry B in 2015

Selected Publication

  1. G. Oudeng, M.T. Au, J.Y. Shi, C.Y. Wen*, M. Yang*, “One-step in-situ detection of miRNA-21 expression in single cancer cells based on biofunctionalized MoS2 nanosheets” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(1):350-360, 2018 (IF=8.097)
  2. J. Y. Shi, J. Lyu, F. Tian, M. Yang*, A fluorescence turn-on biosensor based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets for epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) detection, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 93, 182–188, 2017 (IF=8.173)
  3. X. Q. Su, C.Y. Chan, J.Y. Shi, M.K. Tsang, Y. Pan, C.M. Cheng, O.D. Gerile, M. Yang*, A graphene quantum dot@Fe3O4@SiO2 based nanoprobe for drug delivery sensing and dual modal fluorescence and MRI imaging in cancer cells, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 92, 489–495, 2017 (IF=8.173)
  4. F. Tian, J. Lyu, J.Y Shi, M. Yang* Graphene and graphene-like two-denominational materials based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays for biological applications, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 89(1), 123-135, 2017 (IF=8.173)
  5. M. K. Tsang, W.W. Ye, G.J. Wang, JM Li, M Yang*, JH Hao*, Ultrasensitive detection of ebola virus oligonucleotide based on upconversion nanoprobe/nanoporous membrane ACS Nano 10(1) 598-605, 2016. (IF=13.709)
  6. J. Y. Shi, C.Y. Chan, Y.T. Pang, W.W. Ye, F. Tian, J. Lyu, Y. Zhang, M. Yang, “A fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for the detection of mecA gene sequence of Staphylococcus aureus”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 67, 595–600, 2015. (IF=8.173)
  7. J. Y. Shi, J.B. Guo, G.X. Bai, C.Y. Chan, X. Liu, W.W. Ye, J.H. Hao, S. Chen, M. Yang, “A Graphene Oxide based Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Biosensor for Ultrasensitive Detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) Enzymatic Activity”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 65 238-244, 2015 (IF=8.173)
  8. W. W. Ye, M.K. Tsang, X. Liu, M. Yang* and Jianhua Hao*, “Upconversion Luminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (LRET)-Based Biosensor for Rapid and Ultrasensitive Detection of Avian Influenza Virus H7 Subtype”, Small, 10(12), 2390–2397, 2014. (IF=9.598)
  9. K. Y., Chan, W. W. Ye, Y. Zhang, L.D. Xiao, P.H.M. Leung, Y. Li, M. Yang*, “Ultrasensitive detection of E coli O157:H7 with biofunctional magnetic bead concentration via nanoporous membrane based electrochemical immunosensor”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 41,532–537 (2013) (IF=8.173)
  10. P. Lin, F. Yan, J.J. Yu. H.L.W. Chan, M. Yang, “The application of organic electrochemical transistors in cell-based biosensors”, Advanced Materials, 22(33), 3655–3660 (2010) (IF=21.95)
  11. Y. Zhang, M. Yang, J.H. Park, J. Singelyn, H.Q. Ma, M.J. Sailor, E. Ruoslahti, M. Ozkan, C. Ozkan, “A surface charge study on cellular uptake behaviors of F3 peptide conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles,” Small, 5(17) 1990-1996 (2009) (IF=9.598)
  12. Q.J. Liu, H. Cai, Y. Xu, L.D. Xiao, M. Yang, P. Wang, “Detection of heavy metal toxicity using cardiac cell-based biosensor” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 22(12), 3224-3229 (2007) (IF=8.173)

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