Sijie Chen

Dr Sijie Chen is an Assistant Professor at Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, in Hong Kong.

Her current research interests focus on the development of new luminescent materials and novel methods for studying the biological events, especially fluorescent tools for mechanobiology research. 

Dr Sijie Chen together with her team members in the MWLC lab

Dr Sijie Chen received her BSc in Biology from Wuhan University in 2009 and PhD in Bioengineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2013, under the supervision of Prof Ben Zhong Tang. She worked as a Postdocal Fellow in HKUST and then as an Endeavour Fellow in University of Melbourne and a visiting scientist in Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. She joined Prof Ana Teixeira’s group as a Postdoc in the Division of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics in Karolinska Institutet (KI) since late 2015.

She was earlier working on fluoresent biosensors, fluoresence imaging and nanomaterials. She has authored and co-authored ~ 40 scientific papers in related areas.

Sijie Chen Assistant Professor at MWLC, HK. Photo: Peng Zeng

Open positions:

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mechanobiology and Bioimaging - application deadline on 10 September 2017

Selected publications:

B. Situ*, S. Chen*, E. Zhao, C. W. T. Leung, Y. Chen, Y. Hong, J. W. Y. Lam, Z. Wen, W. Liu, W. Zhang, L. Zheng, B. Z. Tang. “Real-Time Imaging of Cell Behaviors in Living Organisms by a Mitochondria Targeting AIE Fluorogen” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 7132.

S. Chen, Y. Hong, Y. Liu, J. Liu, C. W. T. Leung, M. Li, R. T. K. Kwok, E. Zhao, J. W. Y. Lam, Y. Yu, B. Z. Tang. “Full-Range Intracellular pH Sensing by an Aggregation-Induced Emission-Active Two-Channel Ratiometric Fluorogen.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 4926.

S. Chen, J. Liu, Y. Liu, H. Su, Y. Hong, C. K. W. Jim, R. T. K. Kwok, N. Zhao, W. Qin, J.W.Y Lam, K. S. Wong, B. Z. Tang. “An AIE-active hemicyanine fluorogen with stimuli-responsive red/blue emission: extending the pH sensing range by “switch + knob” effect.” Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1804.

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