Synthesis and characterization of functional biomimetic polymers for intracellular delivery



Shiqi Wang


Short Bio

I got my Bachelor degree in 2012 in Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, majored in chemistry and biology. After that, I continued to study in Tsinghua for master degree, majored in polymer chemistry. Under the supervision of Dr. Lei Tao and Prof. Yen Wei, I developed a smart one-pot synthetic strategy, which combines RAFT polymerization and enzymatic reaction. The results were published on ACS Macro Letters (2012,1,1224).Besides that, I’ve been really interested in cell-imaging biomaterials and cooperated with my colleagues in that area.

Now, I am pursuing my PhD Imperial College London, majored in chemical engineering. My research focuses on synthesis and characterization of functional biomimetic polymers for intracellular delivery.

2014-present Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher. Imperial College London, UK
2014 Master of science. Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, China
2012 Bachelor degree. Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, China

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SNAL Project

  • ESR5-L: Synthesis and characterization of functional biomimetic polymers for intracellular delivery

    Chemical synthesis, characterisation of polymers and nano-objects Objectives This project is focused on development of functional biomimetic polymers which can traverse across cellular membranes to deliver payloads into the cell interior. Synthesis and characterization of pH-responsive, membrane-active polymers. Preparation of therapeutic nanoparticles incorporating chemotherapeutic agents or biological molecules. Understanding and controlling of the trafficking of polymers into a model cellular ...

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