Notice on the Sub-Forum of School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering of South China University of Science and Technology "Forum of Excellent Young Scholars at Home and Abroad"

The majority of teachers and students:

The South China University of Technology (SCUT) Forum of Excellent Young Scholars at Home and Abroad was first launched in November 2015. It aims to invite young talents with different academic backgrounds to discuss and exchange around international scientific frontiers, hot research areas and technical issues of industry and industry. Through this platform, we can enlighten each other, broaden our horizons, enhance international exchanges and cooperation, and promote common development of both sides.

一、Forum time

January 14, 2019


University Town Campus B2-101 of South China University of Technology

三、Forum agenda



Matters or agendas

Monday afternoon, 14 January


The opening ceremony

Welcoming Speech by College Leaders


Academic report

Host: Wang Jun

subject:Nanomedicines for cancer treatment and immunotherapy

Reporter: Dr. Zhang Yuan, Rhode Island University

subject:Vapour nanobubble and its application in intracellular delivery

Reporter: Dr. Xiong Jianhua, Ghent University, Belgium

Welcome teachers and students to participate!

  College of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, South China University of Technology

                                           9 January 2019


1.Nanomedicines for cancer treatment and immunotherapy(Dr. Zhang Yuan)

Content summary:

This presentation will focus on the prevention and treatment of cancer and infectious disease using nanotechnology and bioengineering approach, and cover the following topics: chemotherapy and gene therapy, systemic delivery of immunostimulatory cytokines and antibodies, development of subunit- and gene- based synthetic vaccines, and modulation of myeloid cells to improve immunity. 

Brief introduction of the speaker:

Dr. Yuan Zhang received bachelor and master degree from Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery. Dr. Zhang conducted Postdoctoral fellowship at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT in the field of Bio-immuno-engineering. Dr. Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy in Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

2. Vapour nanobubble and its application in intracellular delivery(Dr. Xiong Jianhua)

Content summary:

Cytosolic delivery of foreign nanomaterials into living cells is an important step for cell studies. Delivering such nanomaterials into cells requires overcoming the cell membrane, which is a major biological barrier to macromolecules and nanoparticles. In this lecture, we will focus on intracellular delivery by photoporation and relevant applications. We first give a detailed review on photoporation and its main principles. Having found that VNB photoporation is the more efficient mechanism for permeabilizing the cell membrane, we make use of it to deliver of imaging contract agents into cells for improved long-term in vivo cell tracking. Next we show that VNB photoporation can be used to deliver extrinsic labels into cells for microscopic visualization of subcellular structures of living cells. Finally, we develop a fully automated VNB photoporation platform, for fast and flexible spatially resolved photoporation of selected cells with several unique applications.

Brief introduction of the speaker:

Xiong received his master's degree from China University of Science in June 2010, his doctorate in pharmacy from Ghent University in February 2017, and his post-doctoral fellowship at Ghent University in March 2017. In recent years, he has published more than 30 papers in international authoritative journals such as Nature Communications (2), Nano Letters, ACS Nano (2), and applied for 4 patents for invention. He has won awards such as the outstanding doctoral dissertation of the Belgian Industrial Research and Development Commission (attended by the King of Belgium at the award ceremony) and the young scholar of the International Drug Delivery Society (the only Chinese winner of this award). The main research directions are nano-microbubbles and drug delivery applications.