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Prof. Yiyun Cheng

Full Professor
East China Normal University
Room 116, School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Dongchuan Road 500, Shanghai ,P.R.China

Brief Biography:

Yiyun Cheng is a Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering at School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University. He received his PhD from University of Science and Technology of China under the mentorship of Professor Yunyu Shi and was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis with Professor Younan Xia. Yiyun won the CAS President’s Excellent Award, the Excellent PhD Thesis Award of Chinese Academy of Science, and the Shanghai “Dawn Scholar”. He was the Regional Editor of Current Drug Discovery Technologies and the Editorial Board Members of five international journals. He was invited as reviewers for more than 40 international journals and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts including Nature Materials, Chemical Society Reviews, and Journal of the American Chemical Society with a total citation more than 800 by other research groups. His research interests are focused on the biomedical applications of dendrimers and other dendritic polymers.


Academic positions:

Professor of Biomedical Engineering in School of Life Science, East China Normal University.


Research interests:

1. Biomedical applications of dendrimers and related biomaterials;

2. Applications of nanomaterials in the diagnosis and therapy of  early-staged cancer;

3. The design of drug formulations and administration routes for "dendritic drugs";

4. The design of smart delivery systems and their applications in the diagnosis and therapy of various diseases;

5. NMR techniques in the design and optimization of "dendritic drugs".


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I fully support the idea behind Webmed Central as it promotes scientific collaboration, interdisciplinarity, excellence and meritocracy.


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