Dr Zhugen Yang
- Lecturer (Infrastructure and Environment)
- Lecturer (Assistant Professor) & NERC Fellow, Univeirsty of Glasgow (2018-)
- Research Aassociate, Univeristy of Glasgow, UK (2015-7)
- Marie Curie Fellow, University of Bath, UK (2013-5)
- PDRA, Univeristy of Cambridge, UK (2012-3)
- PhD, Lyon(2012), France; BEng, HIT (2006); MSci, SYSU (2009), China
Dr Zhugen Yang is a Lecturer and NERC independent research fellow, leading a program on lab-on-a-paper for tracking microbial source to improve water quanlity. His research focuses on the development of low cost sensors and devices (e.g. paper-based device) for rapid diagnostics, environment and public health (e.g. community sewage sensors). Dr Yang has authored 27 peer-reviewed articles, one book on protein chips and one patent. He has raised £500k research grant and a number of travel grants as PI.
Please refer to personal research webpage for more details.
Dr Yang's research focuses on development of sensors and devices (such as optical, electrochemical, mass-sensitive) to address biomedical and environmental issues, for example, rapid diagnosis of infectious disease using paper-origami device, monitoring of water quality and public health, multiplexed sensing for high-throuput detection. The research topics include:
- Paper-based Device for Point-of-Care Test
- Chemical and Microbial Sensors for Water Quanlity and Public Health
- Biosensors for rapid Diagnostics
- Surface Chemistry
Yang, Z. , Xu, G., Reboud, J. , Ali, S. A., Kaur, G., McGiven, J., Boby, N., Gupta, P. K., Chaudhuri, P. and Cooper, J. M. (2018) Rapid veterinary diagnosis of bovine reproductive infectious diseases from semen using paper-origami DNA microfluidics. ACS Sensors, 3(2), pp. 403-409. (doi:10.1021/acssensors.7b00825) (PMID:29322764)
Yang, Z. , Xu, G., Reboud, J. , Kasprzyk-Hordern, B. and Cooper, J. M. (2017) Monitoring genetic population biomarkers for wastewater-based epidemiology. Analytical Chemistry, 89(18), 9941–9945-9941–9945. (doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02257) (PMID:28814081)
Yang, Z. , Castrignanò, E., Estrela, P., Frost, C. G. and Kasprzyk-Hordern, B. (2016) Community sewage sensors towards evaluation of drug use trends: detection of cocaine in wastewater with DNA-directed immobilization aptamer sensors. Scientific Reports, 6, 21024. (doi:10.1038/srep21024) (PMID:26876971) (PMCID:PMC4753446)
Yang, Z. , d’Auriac, M. A., Goggins, S., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Thomas, K. V., Frost, C. G. and Estrela, P. (2015) A novel DNA biosensor using a ferrocenyl intercalator applied to the potential detection of human population biomarkers in wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology, 49(9), pp. 5609-5617. (doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00637) (PMID:25853680)
NERC indepepdenat personal fellowship, Lab-on-a-Paper for Point-of-Use Microbial Source Tracking (2018-2021, £508k) .
We have a PhD opening for highly motivated student. Please see the deails from the link.