Full Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Professor Xian-En Zhang received his B.Sc. (Biology) from Hubei University in 1982, M.Phil. (Microbiology) and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) later from the Institute of Virology and the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), respectively. In 2015, he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Alberta, Canada. In 1993, he became a full professor at Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS. He has been active in interdisciplinary sciences, specializing in biosensors, nanobiology and analytical pathogen microbiology. He has published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and three books on biosensors. In April 2013, he completed his duty in MOST and joined the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), CAS, and is now a distinguished professor in the Center of Excellence of Macromolecules of IBP, CAS, while serve as the China’s representative to the APEC Chief Science Advisors and Equivalents Meeting.
His recent research directions include molecular/nano biosensors for biological events in live cells, viral/microbial elements-derived nano-biosensors, and portable biosensors for health care.
Abstract : Sensing molecular events in living cells