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.

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Area of Expertise

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.

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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)
Highly efficient cash sterilization with ultrafast and flexible Joule‐heating strategy by laser patterning
Xu Yang, Lin Jing, Chen Yi, Zhong Haosong, Lee Connie Kong Wai, Tan Min, Chen Siyu, Kim Minseong, Poon Elizabeth Wing Yan, Chan Timothy Yee Him, Yuan Aidan Qiaoyaxiao, Tang Miao, Yang Rongliang, Pan Yexin, Fu Ying, Li Mitch Guijun
Advanced Materials Interfaces Vol 11 (2024)
Colorimetric sweat analysis using wearable hydrogel patch sensors for detection of chloride and glucose
Li Tuqiang, Chen Xiaofeng, Fu Ying, Liao Caizhi
Analytical Methods Vol 15, pp. 5855-5866 (2023)
Salivary analysis : an emerging paradigm for non‐invasive healthcare diagnosis and monitoring
Liao Caizhi, Chen Xiaofeng, Fu Ying
Interdisciplinary Medicine Vol 1 (2023)
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)

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Professional Activities

Invitated speaker for IUMRS-ICEM 2024
Invitated speaker for Pint of science
EPSRC (External organisation)
Internal examiner for MPhil

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Highly selective organic bioelectronics for biomarker detection in serum (Research Enablement Grant)
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2024
Next generation of organic bioelectronics for rapid and regentless diagnosis of sepsis
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2026
Organic electrochemical transistor based biosensor for stem cell therapy in Osteoporosis
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
Niamh Docherty - National Measurement Lab at LGC sponsored PhD - Electrochemical biosensing strategies for detection of cardiac biomarkers
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Fu, Ying (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2022 - 07-Jan-2025
Portable biosensor for highly sensitive analysis of biomarkers in Osteoporosis
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
Funded by Royal Society of Chemistry research grant, £4K
03-Jan-2022 - 03-Jan-2023
Portable and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing based on organic bioelectronic
Fu, Ying (Principal Investigator)
Funded by SULSA Our Future Health Funding Award, £15K and £20K Industry partner contribution
03-Jan-2022 - 03-Jan-2024

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Dr Ying Fu
Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Pure and Applied Chemistry

Email: ying.fu@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 444 7068