Dr Ying Zhu
Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Ying Zhu

  • PhD, Chemistry, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (01/2015)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (06/2009)

 

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Ying Zhu received her B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2009. She then received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales, Australia (UNSW Australia) in 2015. Following that, she worked as a research associate in Dartmouth College from 2015 to 2016. She was back to UNSW as an early career research fellow support by Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship from 2017-2020. She is now a lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering at University of Technology Sydney.

Phone
+61 2 9385 5804
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Khan MA; Zhu Y; Yao Y; Zhang P; Agrawal A; Reece PJ, 2020, 'Impact of metal crystallinity-related morphologies on the sensing performance of plasmonic nanohole arrays', Nanoscale, vol. 12, pp. 7577 - 7585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0nr00619j
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pang B; Zhu Y; Ni J; Ruan J; Thompson J; Malouf D; Bucci J; Graham P; Li Y, 2020, 'Quality assessment and comparison of plasma-derived extracellular vesicles separated by three commercial kits for prostate cancer diagnosis', International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 15, pp. 10241 - 10256, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S283106
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pang B; Zhu Y; Ni J; Thompson J; Malouf D; Bucci J; Graham P; Li Y, 2020, 'Extracellular vesicles: The next generation of biomarkers for liquid biopsy-based prostate cancer diagnosis', Theranostics, vol. 10, pp. 2309 - 2326, http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/thno.39486
    Journal articles | 2019
    Piya R; Zhu Y; Soeriyadi AH; Silva SM; Reece PJ; Gooding JJ, 2019, 'Micropatterning of porous silicon Bragg reflectors with poly(ethylene glycol) to fabricate cell microarrays: Towards single cell sensing', Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 127, pp. 229 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2018.12.001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhu Y; Soeriyadi AH; Parker SG; Reece PJ; Gooding JJ, 2014, 'Chemical patterning on preformed porous silicon photonic crystals: Towards multiplex detection of protease activity at precise positions', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 2, pp. 3582 - 3588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4tb00281d
    Journal articles | 2013
    Gupta B; Zhu Y; Guan B; Reece PJ; Gooding JJ, 2013, 'Functionalised porous silicon as a biosensor: Emphasis on monitoring cells in vivo and in vitro', Analyst, vol. 138, pp. 3593 - 3615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3an00081h
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zhu Y; Gupta B; Guan B; Ciampi S; Reece PJ; Gooding JJ, 2013, 'Photolithographic strategy for patterning preformed, chemically modified, porous silicon photonic crystal using click chemistry', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 6514 - 6521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am4006012
    Journal articles | 2009
    Yang D; Liu X; Jin Y; Zhu Y; Zeng D; Jiang X; Ma H, 2009, 'Electrospinning of poly(dimethylsiloxane)/poly(methyl methacrylate) nanofibrous membrane: Fabrication and application in protein microarrays', Biomacromolecules, vol. 10, pp. 3335 - 3340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm900955p

2017-2020

Ying Zhu, Rapid isolation and analysis of circulating exosomes using label-free nanoplasmonic sensors for non-invasive breast cancer diagnostics, Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship (2017ECF012), A $600,000

 

 

2020-2021

Ying Zhu, Yong Li, Phoebe Phillips, Peter J. Reece, Multiparameter analysis of exosomes for non-invasive early detection of pancreatic cancer using a point-of-care nanoplasmonic sensor, Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Innovation Grants, A $96,033.30

2020-2021 Yong Li, Ying Zhu, Peter J. Reece, Chee Khoon Lee, Raymond Wong, Combining nanoplasmonic profiling with machine learning for non-invasive early detection of ovarian cancer using plasma exosomes, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (GA-2019-13), A $134,026

  • Young Investigator Award, 2018, Lion Club of Kogarah Inc.
  • 1st Price, Basic Science, Medical Research Symposium 2018, St George & Sutherland Hospital
  • Rising Star Award, 2018, Australian Association of Chinese Biomedical Scientists
  • Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship, 2017-2020
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2014
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship, 2011-2014

Dr Ying Zhu is a prominent early career researcher in a multidisciplinary field of biosensor and biodevices. She obtained PhD in School of Chemistry, UNSW Australia in 2015 in Australia’s top biosensing group led by Professor Justin Gooding. She was dedicated to the research of developing mesoporous silicon materials as a biosensor to detect protease released from leukocytes. Following that, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Dartmouth College in USA, a member of the Ivy League. She continued her research career in the development of new materials and translational technologies to understand and fight cancers, via isolation and analysis of circulating tumour biomarkers using immunomagnetic nanoparticles and biochips. Dr Zhu was supported by her Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship during 2017-2020 to further establish her work in using nanoplasmonic sensor for liquid-biopsy based cancer diagnosis. She is now a lecturer in School of Biomedical Engineering at UTS.

Dr Zhu’s current research focuses on developing new approaches and nanoscale devices for capture and analysis of biomarkers for cancer diagnostics. She is working in a multidisciplinary field across chemistry, materials, nanotechnology and biomedicine. She has been dedicated to bridge the gap between biomedical engineers and biologists/clinicians and contributed to translational biomedical research by the application of new analytical technologies via a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative, “bench-to-bedside” approach.

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/biosensors/special_issues/biosensors_liquid_biopsy

My Research Supervision

Dr. Ying Zhu welcome any researcher or student who is interested in her research to join her. Please contact her via ying.zhu@unsw.edu.au with your CV.