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Chunying Chen
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No.11,Beiyitiao Zhongguancun Beijing,china


Dr. Chen received her Bachelor's degree in chemistry (1991) and obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China in 1996. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analytical Techniques, Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1996-1998) and at the Medical Nobel Institute for Biochemistry of Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2001-2002). From 2002 onwards, she is working as a group and project leader at the China Nanosafety lab. She is one of the earliest researchers in this new field in China. Dr. Chen currently is a principal investigator at Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety in National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China. She has authored/co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed papers /book chapters, has four granted patents and one international standard. She has been awarded the National Award for Innovation and Outstanding Service to the Standard authorized by Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China in 2011, the Second Prize of Beijing Science and Technology (ranked second) in 2008 and the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award (ranked second) in 2012.



1) Development of novel nanomedicine with high efficiency and low toxicity for tumor theranostics.
2) Investigation on the interaction of engineered nanomaterials with biological systems.
3) Integrating advanced nuclear techniques and biotechnologies for nanomaterials exposure and biomarkers research.
4) Molecular toxicology research on the susceptible population exposed to environmental pollutants



1.  Ge Fang, Weifeng Li, Xiaomei Shen, Jose Manuel Perez-Aguilar, Yu Chong, Xingfa Gao, Zhifang Chai, Chunying Chen*, Cuicui Ge*, Ruhong Zhou*. Differential Pd-nanocrystal facets demonstrate distinct antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 129. (点击下载

2.  Jiangfeng Du, Zhanjun Gu*, Liang Yan, Yuan Yong, Xuan Yi, Xiao Zhang, Jing Liu, Renfei Wu, Cuicui Ge, Chunying Chen*, Yuliang Zhao*. Poly (Vinylpyrollidone) and Selenocysteine Modified Bi2Se3 Nanoparticles Enhance Radiotherapy Efficacy in Tumor and Promote Radioprotection in Normal Tissues. Advanced Materials, 2017, 29: 1701268.(点击下载

3.  Jing Liu, Pengyang Wang, Xiao Zhang, Liming Wang*, Dongliang Wang, Zhanjun Gu, Jinglong Tang, Mengyu Guo, Mingjing Cao, Huige Zhou, Ying Liu*, Chunying Chen*. Rapid Degradation and High Renal Clearance of Cu3BiS3 Nanodots for Efficient Cancer Diagnosis and Photothermal Therapy in Vivo. ACS Nano, 2016, 10(4): 4587-4598.(点击下载

4.  Ying Liu, Chunying Chen, Pengxu Qian, Xuefei Lu, Baoyun Sun, Xiao Zhang, Liming Wang, Xingfa Gao, Han Li, Zhiyun Chen, JinglongTang, Weijie Zhang, Jinquan Dong, Ru Bai, Peter E. Lobie, Qingfa Wu, Suling Liu, Huafeng Zhang, Feng Zhao, Max S. Wicha, Tao Zhu*, Yuliang Zhao*. Gd-metallofullerenol nanomaterial as a non-toxic breast cancer stem cell specific inhibitor. Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 5988.(点击下载

5. Liming Wang, Qiang Sun, Xin Wang, Tao Wen, Junjie Yin, Pengyang Wang, Ru Bai, Xiang-Qian Zhang, Lu-Hua Zhang, An-Hui Lu*, Chunying Chen*. Using Hollow Carbon Nanospheres as a Light-induced Free Radical Generator to Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance. JACS, 2015, 137(5): 1947-1955.(点击下载

6. Liming Wang, Tianlu Zhang, Panyun Li, Wanxia Huang, Jinglong Tang, Pengyang Wang, Jing Liu, Qingxi Yuan, Ru Bai, Bai Li, Kai Zhang, Yuliang Zhao, Chunying Chen*. Use of Synchrotron Radiation-Analytical Techniques to Reveal Chemical Origin of Silver-Nanoparticle Cytotoxicity. ACS Nano, 2015, 9(6): 6532-6547.(点击下载

7. Zhenjiang Zhang, Jing Wang, Xin Nie, Tao Wen, Yinglu Ji, Xiaochun Wu, Yuliang Zhao, Chunying Chen*. Near Infrared Laser Induced Targeted Cancer Therapy Using Thermo-Responsive Polymer Encapsulated Gold Nanorods. JACS, 2014, 136(20): 7317-7326.(点击下载

8. Chunying Chen, Yu-Feng Li, Ying Qu, Zhifang Chai, Yuliang Zhao*. Advanced nuclear analytical and related techniques for the growing challenges in nanotoxicology. Chemical Society Reviews, 2013, 42(21):8266-303.(点击下载

9. Liming Wang, Jingyuan Li, Jun Pan, Xiumei Jiang, Yinglu Ji, Yufeng Li, Ying Qu, Yuliang Zhao, Xiaochun Wu*, Chunying Chen*. Revealing the Binding Structure of the Protein Corona on Gold Nanorods Using Synchrotron Radiation-Based Techniques: Understanding the Reduced Damage in Cell Membranes. JACS, 2013, 135, 17359-17368.(点击下载

10.Cuicui Ge, Jiangfeng Du, Lina Zhao, Liming Wang, Ying Liu, Denghua Li, Yanlian Yang, Ruhong Zhou*, Yuliang Zhao*, Zhifang Chai, Chunying Chen*. Binding of Blood Proteins to Carbon Nanotubes Reduces Cytotoxicity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011, 108(41): 16968-16973.(点击下载

Community service:
Chinese Society of Toxicology International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Technical Committee for Nanotechnologies, Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC)

Commitment to research the situation:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) projects (2010-2012; 2011-2013); NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme for 2009/2010; 973 Program of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, 2011-2014; Major project by Chinese Academy of Sciences; European sixth framework programme.