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Research interests

Optical theranostic agentsfunctional aptamer (xeno nucleci acids)


2009.08~2013.12 Newcastle University, PhD in Molecular photonics,   supervisor: A C. Benniston & A Harriman) 

2008.09~2009.08 Newcastle University (MSc in Drug chemistry,   supervisor: M J. Hall) 

2003.09~2007.06 Xian Shiyou University & Troy University BSc (Applied chemistry) 


Research work

2019.03current Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityInstitute of Flexible Electronics, Associate professor

2019.042019.10 The University of TokyoCentre for advanced science and technologiesVisiting researcher

2014.052019.03 Xian Jiaotong UniversitySchool of MedicineAssociate professor

2015.062017.02 Nagoya UniversitySchool of EngineeringVisiting postdoc

2007.062008.08 Beijing 302 hospitalResearch centre for gene therapyResearch assistant

2005.052005.08 Vanderbilt UniversityMedical centresummer internship



Chinese Chemical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry

Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society



2012 STEM for Britain nominee

2005-06 Troy university international student scholarship



 to DB:

Natural Science Foundation of China (81601553)

China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2014M562390)

The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (XJJ0021076)

Openning Project for Craniofacial Precision Medicine Research (2018LHM-KFKT003)

Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation (LGF19H200005)

 Participated grants:

Horizon2020 EU Framework Programme (2018-2022)

EPSRC (2009, 2012)


Selected publications

1. X X. Zhang, F Wang, C Zhang, S Wu, X Y. Zheng, T Gong, K Chen* & D Bai*. Novel fluorinated platinum (II) complexes with pyridine-2-carboxylate ligand as potent radiosensitizer and antiviral agent. Inorganic Chemistry Communications.  2018, 94, 92-97.

2. Y Q. Dong, G Y. Jin, Y Hong, H Y. Zhu, T J. Lu, F Xu, D Bai* & M Lin*. Engineering the Cell Microenvironment Using Novel Photoresponsive Hydrogels. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10(15), 12374-89.

3. J R. Choi, K W. Yong, R H. Tang, Y Gong, T Wen, F Li, D Bai* & F. Xu*. Advances and challenges of fully integrated paper-based point-of-care nucleic acid testing. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 93, 37-50.

4. D Bai, A C. Benniston, N V. Tkachenko, H Lemmetyinen, V Whittle. ROFRET: A Molecular‐scale fluorescent probe displaying viscositye enhanced intramolecular Förster energy transfer. ChemPhysChem, 2014, 15(14), 3089-96.

5. D Bai, A C. Benniston, S Clift, U Baisch, J Steyn, N Everitt, P Andras. Journal of Molecular Structure, Low molecular weight Neutral Boron Dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyads for fluorescence-based neural imaging. 2014, 1065-66, 10-15.

6. D Bai, A C. Benniston, J Hagon, H Lemmetyinen, N V Tkachenko, R W Harrington. Tuning the Förster overlap integral: energy transfer over 20 Ångstroms from a pyrene-based donor to borondipyrromethene (Bodipy). Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15(24): 9854-61.

7. D Bai, A C. Benniston, J Hagon, H Lemmetyinen, N V Tkachenko, W Clegg, R W Harrington. Exploring Förster electronic energy transfer in a decoupled anthracenyl-based borondipyrromethene (bodipy) dyad. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012. 14(13): 4447-56.

8. M Li, Z Qiu, G Zhang, Y Liu, L Xiong, D Bai, M Zhu, Q Peng & W Zhu. Efficiently chemical structure and device engineering for achieving difluorinated 2, 2’-bithiophene-based small molecular organic solar cells with 9.0% efficiency. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2018, 6, 12493-12505.

9. F P. Ji, R Zhou, W Wang, D Bai, C N. He, Z F. Cai, Y Shen, S B. Wan, H Deng* & Z F. Li, High post-treatment α-fetoprotein levels and aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index predict hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C virus decompensated cirrhotic patients with sustained virological response after antiviral therapy. Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research, 2017. 37(8), 362-368.

10. F P. Ji, W Wang, S Dang, S Wang, B Li, D Bai, W X. Zhao, H Deng, C Y. Tian & Z F. Li. Outcomes after sofosbuvir-containing regimens for hepatitis C virus in patients with decompensated cirrhosis: a real-world study. Infectious Agents and Cancer. 2017 12(1), 48-56

11. F P. Ji, W X. Zhao, H Liu, H Zheng, H Wang, C N. He, C Wang, W Zhang, D Bai, C Y. Tian, W Zhao, H Deng*. 2017. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome caused by Hantaan virus infection in four pregnant Chinese women. Journal of Medical Virology. 89(10), 23-27





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