Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering




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 2013- Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
Group Leader and BHRC Senior Translational Research Fellow (tenure-track), Biomedical and Health Research Centre, Centre for Molecular Nanoscience and School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
 2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK 
 2006-2007 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK
 2003-2007 PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
 2000-2003 MSc in Materials Science, Tsinghua University, China
 1995-1999 BEng in Chemical Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, China

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhang W, Wang F, Wang Y, et al., 2016, pH and near-infrared light dual-stimuli responsive drug delivery using DNA-conjugated gold nanorods for effective treatment of multidrug resistant cancer cells., J Control Release, Vol:232, Pages:9-19

Song L, Guo Y, Roebuck D, et al., 2015, Terminal PEGylated DNA-Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates Offering High Resistance to Nuclease Degradation and Efficient Intracellular Delivery of DNA Binding Agents, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:7, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:18707-18716

Watkins KA, Chen R, 2015, pH-responsive, lysine-based hydrogels for the oral delivery of a wide size range of molecules, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol:478, ISSN:0378-5173, Pages:496-503

Khormaee S, Choi Y, Shen MJ, et al., 2013, Endosomolytic Anionic Polymer for the Cytoplasmic Delivery of siRNAs in Localized In Vivo Applications, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:23, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:565-574

Song L, Ho VHB, Chen C, et al., 2013, Efficient, pH-Triggered Drug Delivery Using a pH-Responsive DNA-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticle, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Vol:2, ISSN:2192-2640, Pages:275-280

Ho VHB, Slater NKH, Chen R, 2011, pH-responsive endosomolytic pseudo-peptides for drug delivery to multicellular spheroids tumour models, Biomaterials, Vol:32, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:2953-2958

Ho VHB, Mueller KH, Barcza A, et al., 2010, Generation and manipulation of magnetic multicellular spheroids, Biomaterials, Vol:31, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:3095-3102

Ho VHB, Barcza A, Chen R, et al., 2009, The precise control of cell labelling with streptavidin paramagnetic particles, Biomaterials, Vol:30, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:6548-6555

Liechty WB, Chen R, Farzaneh F, et al., 2009, Synthetic pH-Responsive Polymers for Protein Transduction, Advanced Materials, Vol:21, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:3910-+

Chen R, Khormaee S, Eccleston ME, et al., 2009, The role of hydrophobic amino acid grafts in the enhancement of membrane-disruptive activity of pH-responsive pseudo-peptides, Biomaterials, Vol:30, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:1954-1961


Slater NKH, Lynch A, Chen R, 2011, Mammalian cell preservation methods, WO/2011/089391

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