Prof. Dongsheng Liu

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Prof. Dr. Liu graduated from University of Science and Technology of China with a B.S. degree in 1993. After working in the Institute of Chemistry, CAS for six years, he went to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and finished his Ph.D there in 2002. He then worked as a postdoc research associate in Cambridge University for two years. In 2005, he joined the National Centre for NanoScience and Technology, China as a principle investigator. In June 2009, He moved to Tsinghua University as a full professor in the department of Chemistry. Now he is Advisory broad member of Soft matter and co-editor of Biointerphases. He received National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2007) and 1st RSC-CCS Young Chemist Award (2008) for his research on DNA nanosciences. Now his researches are mainly focused on using biomolecules to fabricate nanostructures and nanodevices.


Selected Publications

Chen P, Sun Y, Liu H, Xu L, Fan Q, and Liu D, A pH Responsive Dendron-DNA-Protein Hybrid Supramolecular System, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 2143-2145.

Yang Y, Liu G, Liu H, Li D, Fan C, Liu D, Electrically actuated DNA molecular motor, Nano L etters, 2010, 10, 1393-1397.

Xu L, and Liu D, Functional evolution on the assembled DNA-template Chemical Society Reviews, 2010, 39, 150–155.

Cheng E, Xing Y, Chen P, Yang Y, Sun Y, Zhou D, Xu L, Fan Q, and Liu D, A pH-trigged, fast-responding DNA hydrogel, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48, 7660-7663.

Hou X, Guo W, Xia F, Nie F, Dong H, Tian Y, Wen L, Wang L, Cao L, Yang Y, Xue J, Song Y, Wang Y, Liu D, Jiang L, A Biomimetic Potassium Responsive Ion Channel, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2009, 131(22), 7800-7805.

Liu H, Liu D, DNA nanomachines and their functional evolution, Chemical Communications, 2009, 2625-2636.