Bioelectronics is an emerging field of research in the convergence of biology, electronics, chemistry, physics, materials, and medicine, which is of paramount importance for achieving our national goal of “healthy China” and boosting the development of science, technology, and economy of China. The research in our division of bioelectronics covers fundamental and applied research in healthcare, including novel (opto)electronic techniques for early prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of critical diseases, novel materials and devices of flexible electronics for biological detection and health monitoring, etc.
Our main research directions are as follows:
(1) Biomedical optoelectronics: To tackle the challenges in medicine, biology and biotechnology with the principles of optoelectronics, investigate the (opto)electronic phenomena and underlying mechanisms in biological processes, and explore the (opto)electronic applications in healthcare, biomedicine, environmental monitoring, food safety, and so on;
(2) Diagnosis and intervention of critical diseases: To uncover the pathogenesis of critical diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, discover the biological structures and functions, advance macro-/micro-scale molecular diagnostics in an invasive manner, develop polymer-based strategies for drug delivery and pathogen regulation, and achieve effective intervention of critical diseases;
(3) Implantable/wearable bio-electronic devices: To develop wearable/implantable flexible sensors for prompt and precise health monitoring, prevention and intervention of critical diseases through real-time acquisition, information storage and transfer of biological data.