Dr Ying Fu

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

My research interests include novel biosensor development and application. My current research focuses on highly sensitive organic electronics integrated with microfluidics for real time monitoring, aimed at early diagnosis and effective therapy for various diseases.


Has expertise in:

    I have been working in the multidisciplinary field of biosensing. I design chemical interfaces for biosensors to enable selective and sensitive detection of various biomarkers, and thus can be used in clinical and medical applications. I also have expertise in Field Effect Transistors, especially Organic Electrochemical Transistors. I have used transistors to detect protein, glycan and microRNA biomarkers in cancer cells, and successfully  differentiate their expression levels with normal cells. In addition to extensive experience in Electrochemical methods, I also fabricated flexible bioelectronics and all the measurements can be done using a mobile phone.

    I am always interested in establishing new collaborations with academics or industry.


Organic bioelectronics for in vitro systems
Pitsalidis Charalampos, Pappa Anna-Maria, Boys Alexander J, Fu Ying, Moysidou Chrysanthi-Maria, van Niekerk Douglas, Saez Janire, Savva Achilleas, Iandolo Donata, Owens Róisín M
Chemical Reviews Vol 122, pp. 4700-4790 (2022)
Ultrasensitive detection of ribonucleic acid biomarkers using portable sensing platforms based on organic electrochemical transistors
Fu Ying, Wang Naixiang, Yang Anneng, Xu Zhiai, Zhang Wen, Liu Hong, Law Helen Ka-wai, Yan Feng
Analytical Chemistry Vol 93, pp. 14359-14364 (2021)
Solution processed low power organic field-effect transistor bio-chemical sensor of high transconductance efficiency
Tang Wei, Fu Ying, Huang Yukun, Li Yuanzhe, Song Yawen, Xi Xin, Yu Yude, Su Yuezeng, Yan Feng, Guo Xiaojun
npj Flexible Electronics Vol 6 (2022)
Distributed interfacing by nanoscale photodiodes enables single-neuron light activation and sensory enhancement in 3D spinal explants
Thalhammer Agnes, Fontanini Mario, Shi Jiuyun, Scaini Denis, Recupero Luca, Evtushenko Alexander, Fu Ying, Pavagada Suraj, Bistrovic-Popov Andrea, Fruk Ljiljana, Tian Bozhi, Ballerini Laura
Science Advances Vol 8, pp. 1-12 (2022)
Multiplexed profiling of extracellular vesicles for biomarker development
Jiang Cheng, Fu Ying, Liu Guozhen, Shu Bowen, Davis Jason, Tofaris George K
Nano-Micro Letters (2021)
Multifunctional peptide-assembled micelles for simultaneously reducing amyloid-β and reactive oxygen species
Lei Li, Zou Zhifeng, Liu Jin, Xu Zhiai, Fu Ying, Tian Yang, Zhang Wen
Chemical Science Vol 12, pp. 6449-6457 (2021)

More publications


BRAINS Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training
MacKenzie, Lewis (Principal Investigator) Childs, Peter (Principal Investigator) Witte, Kimia (Principal Investigator) Jimenez, Melanie (Principal Investigator) Chow, Shiao (Principal Investigator) Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator) Gomez-Roman, Natividad (Principal Investigator) Fazio, Mariana (Principal Investigator) Reid, Andrew Baxter (Principal Investigator)
Centre for Doctoral Training in Bridging Research and Advancements in Neurological Sciences (BRAINS). First cohort of PhD students starting autumn 2023.
Highly selective organic bioelectronics for biomarker detection in serum (Research Enablement Grant)
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2024
Organic electrochemical transistor based biosensor for stem cell therapy in Osteoporosis
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023

More projects


Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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