Speaker: Prof.. LIU Juewen, University of Waterloo
Time：Thursday,10:30-12:00 a.m.,5th December
Sponsor：Prof. PEI Renjun
DNA is a programmable polyanion with strong affinity towards metal species. This talk will cover three aspects. 1) In vitro selection of metal-specific DNAzymes. Using various metal ions as cofactors, we isolated a suite of new DNAzymes that can selectively detect them. 2) The adsorption of DNA by various metal oxides, gold and carbon based materials was studied, and the conjugation of DNA to these surfaces has been explored. 3) The enzyme-mimicking catalysis of inorganic nanomaterials has been explored to engineer better nanozymes for analytical applications.
Liu Juewen, professor and doctoral supervisor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2000, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 2005. He has been employed by the University of Waterloo, Canada since 2009. Received the Fred Beamish Award from the Canadian Chemical Society, and the McBryde Medal, Young Fellow of the Royal Canadian Society. In recent years, he has published more than 300 journal research articles and cited more than 20,000 times. Among them, 45 have been cited more than 100 times. Editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Chinese Chemical Letters and other magazines. He is mainly engaged in the research of analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and surface properties of nucleases, nanomaterials and soft materials.