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Materials Sciences for Health and Medicine

This talk will snapshot two aspects of Dr. Shine (Xu) Zhang's research at Cape Breton University with implications and applications in health and medicine: (1) chloride accelerated Cu-based Fenton chemistry (CA-Cu-Fenton) and its application for biofilm removal and (2) nano- and micro-structured materials for drug delivery.  

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Training & Professional Development

Time

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Location

Cox 260

Cost

free

Additional Information

Biography: Dr. Shine (Xu) Zhang has held the Research Chair in Applied Nanotechnology at the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University since 2013. He has developed an independent research program aimed at exploiting nanotechnology and nanomaterials for health and environmental applications with a focus on cancer diagnostics and treatment with precision nanomedicine. He is developing theranostic nanosystems for targeted combinatory therapy with his expertise in DNA aptamer technology, nanocomposite materials, nanosurface chemistry, and Fenton chemistry. Dr. Zhang supervises a research group including four postdoctoral researchers, three graduate students, and several undergraduate students and has to date received over $2.5 million in research funding from NSERC (Discovery and Engage grants), ACOA, CIHR, BHCRI, and other agencies. He has a lengthy publication record (h-index: 29) in top tier journals.     

Dr. Zhang graduated with a PhD (Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Waterloo in 2009. He continued his academic career with postdoctoral research projects at the University of Waterloo and Harvard University (School of Engineering and Applied Science) funded by fellowships from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Before arriving in Canada, Shine received a Bachelor’s Degree (Nutrition Science) and a Master’s Degree (Biophysics) at Sichuan Agricultural University in China.

Contact

If you wish to arrange a meeting with Dr. Zhang, please contact Dr. V. Rupasinghe (vrupasinghe@dal.ca).