Novel nanobiotechnology approach for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease

​Yuao Wu's current research direction is theranostic nanoparticle that contains treatment and diagnosis part for cardiovascular disease. He now has strong professional knowledge on nanoparticle synthesis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), in vitro tests by different cell lines (macrophages, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, human caucasian breast adenocarcinoma, melanoma cells and Chinese hamster ovary cells), molecular biology, chemistry drug design, nutriology and chinese medicine. Moreover, he has proficient lab skills on Transmission electron microscope (TEM) operation, in vitro experiment, UV-vis, Western blot, Real-time PCR, HPLC analysis and NMR analysis. 

​Yuao Wu is currently a PhD student in Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland (UQ). Originally from Nanjing, China, he completed a Masters of Biotechnology at UQ. 

Key Publications

  1. Yuao Wu, Yanchen Yang, Wei Zhao, Zhi Ping Xu, Andrew K. Whittaker, Run Zhang, Hang T. Ta*. 2018. Novel iron oxide-cerium oxide core-shell nanoparticle as a potential theranostic material for inflammatory diseases. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(30), 4937-4951. DOI: 10.1039/C8TB00022K , Jif = 4.7.
  2. Hang T. Ta*, Nina Arndt, Yuao Wu, Hui Jean Lim, Shea Landeen, Run Zhang, Danielle Kamato, Peter J. Little, Andrew Whittaker, Zhi Ping Xu. 2018. Activatable Magnetic Resonance Nanosensor as a Potential Imaging Agent for Detecting and Discriminating Thrombosis. Nanoscale, 10, 15103-15115 DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05095C, Jif = 7.4.
  3. Fu, Changkui, Zhang, Cheng, Peng, Hui; Han, Felicity, Baker, Carly, Wu, Yuao, Ta, Hang; Whittaker, Andrew*. 2018. Enhanced Performance of Polymeric 19F MRI Contrast Agents through Incorporation of Highly Water Soluble Monomer MSEA. Macromolecules, 51(15), 5875-5882. accepted on 16/07/2018, Jif = 5.8.
  4. Hang T. Ta*, Zhen Li, Yuao Wu, Gary Cowin, Shaohua Zhang, Anya Yago, Andrew K. Whittaker, Zhi Ping Xu. 2017. Effects of magnetic field strength and particle aggregation on relaxivity of ultra-small dual contrast iron oxide nanoparticles. Materials Research Express, 4(11), 116105. Jif = 1.1