Dr Run Zhang

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
r.zhang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63806

Overview

  • 2020-now NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, AIBN, The University of Queensland
  • 2017-2019 ARC DECRA Fellow, AIBN, The University of Queensland
  • 2016-2017 Research Associate, AIBN, The University of Queensland
  • 2013-2015 Macquarie University Research Fellow (MQRF), Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science (CBMS), Macquarie University
  • 2012-2013 Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University
  • July 2012 PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology (DLUT), China

Research Support: Since 2011, Dr Zhang has attracted 9 research grants (> 2 million) as chief investigator (lead CI and/or co-CI). These grants include 3 Fellowship (NHMRC Emerging Leadership, ARC DECRA and MQRF to develop responsive probes for biomarkers detection within body), 1 NHMRC Project grant, 1 UQ ECR grant, 1 NSFC grant, and another 3 grants from DLUT and MQ.

Research Output: Dr Zhang has published about 100 research papers since his first publication in 2010 (> 50 papers published as first/corresponding author), and 1 patent. He frequently publishes in a number of premier journals, such as Nature Photonics, Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Science, Small, Biomaterials, ACS Nano, Analytical Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, and Accounts of Chemical Research.

Service: Dr Zhang has been an Editor of 7 international jouranls, and is currently a Guest Editor of Nanomaterials, Molecules, and Materials, Editorial Borad member of Methods (Elsevier), Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening (Bentham Science), Molecules, and Chemosensors. He is a referee of ~80 international journals, and grant assessor of ARC, NHMRC, Royal Society and the British Academy, European Research Council (ERC), and Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Researach.

Research Interests

  • Biosensors to probe highly reactive biomolecules
    design and synthesis of organic/organometallic complexes (including Ru(II) and Ir(III) complexes and lanthanide chelate) for sensing of bioactive ions, reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS), redox biomolecules, gasotransmitters, amino acid, and proteins in various diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular, and inflammatory diseases.
  • Bionanoprobes for deep tissue imaging
    fabrication of responsive Ln-doped nanomaterials for imaging of biomarkers located deeply inside the body. The probes allow the monitoring of specific disease-related biomarkers through optical, acoustic, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
  • Chemosensors for the detection of environmental pollutants
    development of ultra-sensitive chemosensors for the detection of heavy metals, toxic anions and gases.
  • Time-gated luminescence bioassay
    development of novel luminescent probes with long emission lifetime to remove autofluorescence, allowing background-free sensing and bioimaging.
  • Functional nanomaterial for tumour early diagnosis and imaging guided tumour therapy
    including photodynamic therapy (PDT), and chemotherapy

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (PRC)

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Roberts, Michael S., Barkauskas, Deborah, Wang, Haolu, Liu, Xin, Studier, Hauke, Pastore, Michael, Zhang, Run, Holmes, Amy, Grice, Jeffrey E., Xu, Zhiping, Mohammed, Yousuf S. and Liang, Xiaowen (2020). Multiphoton and FLIM imaging in quantifying ex vivo and in vivo body organ kinetics of solutes. Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences, San Francisco, CA United States, 2-4 February 2020. Bellingham, WA United States :SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.2546058

  • Wang, Haolu, Jayachandran, Aparna, Gravot, Germain, Liang, Xiaowen, Thorling, Camilla A., Zhang, Run, Liu, Xin and Roberts, Michael S. (2017). In vivo quantitative visualization of hypochlorous acid in the liver using a novel selective two-photon fluorescent probe. SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference, Adelaide,SA, Australia, 17 - 19 October 2016. Bellingham, WA, United States :S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2242978

  • Zhao, Jiangbo, Zheng, Xianlin, Schartner, Erik P., Ionescu, Paul, Zhang, Run, Nguyen, Tich-Lam, Jin, Dayong and Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike (2016). Upconversion nanocrystals doped glass: a new paradigm for integrated optical glass. Photonics and Fiber Technology , Sydney, Australia, 5–8 September 2016. Washington, DC, United States :OSA. doi: 10.1364/acoft.2016.am5c.7

  • Zhang, Peng, Ruan, Shuai, Zhang, Run, Pullen, Benjamin, Zhang, Xiaozhou, Purdey, Malcolm Stuart, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike, Abell, Andrew, Ding, Liyun, Tang, Ming and Ruan, Yinlan (2014). Nitric oxide sensitive optic fiber sensor based on immobilized ruthenium(II) complex. Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2016, Shanghai China, 11-14 October 2016. Washington, DC United States :OSA - The Optical Society. doi: 10.1364/APOS.2016.W3A.5

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.