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                            Professor  Yin Meizhen

                            Office: Room 1017, Scientific Building

                            Tel:   010-64433801



2005.10- 2008.12  Post-doctor, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

Supervisor: Prof. Klaus Müllen

Synthesis of Core-shell macromolecules for biological applications

2001.1-2004.6    Ph.D study, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Supervisor: Prof. Brigitte Voit and Prof. Wolf D. Habicher

Synthesis and Controlled Radical Polymerization of Functional Monomers

Degree obtained: Doctor

1996.9-1999.6    Graduate study

Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

Supervisor: Prof. Wantai Yang

 Controllable/living Radical Heterogeneous Grafting Polymerization

Degree obtained: Master of Science.

1990.9-1994.6    Undergraduate study

Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, China

Supervisor: Prof. Lianfu Cui

Thesis Theme: Synthesis Technological Process of PVC.

Degree obtained: Bachelor of Science.


Research Experience

2009.12-present  Professor

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering,

Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

2004.7- 2005.9        Researcher

Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Supervisor: Prof. Wolf D. Habicher

Synthesis of functional acryl- and methacryl derivatives and controlled radical polymerization by NMP, ATRP and RAFT-process

1999.7- 2000.11   Researcher

Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

Synthesis of Zeglier-Natta catalyst and metallocene catalysts.

1994.7- 1996.8    Quality Inspector

Inspection Department of Medicine Quality, Beijing No.4 Medicine Factory, Beijing, China, Inspection of medicine quality and analysis.       


Awards and Honors:

2010      Winner of “Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan”.

2016      Appointed as expert for “2011 Cardiovascular Disease Collaborative Innovation Center”

The 13th “China Young Women Scientist Award”

The Ministry of Science and Technology “young and middle-aged scientific and technological innovation leader”.

2017      Hou De-Bang Chemical Science and Technology Award


Research interests:

Rylene-based anticancer agents for cancer imaging and therapy

Design/synthesis of fluorescent molecules for bioimaging and gene delivery

Synthesis and bio-application of organic/inorganic core-shell nanoparticles

Self-assembly of fluorescent molecules and biomolecules


Research field

Professor Yin constructed new functional fluorescent topological macromolecular materials and explored their biological applications including: bio-imaging, cancer therapy, ultra-sensitive detection and fluorescent nano-carrier for agricultural pest control.

Professor Yin developed a variety of fluorescent molecules for specific labelling of different organelles and cancer therapy. She brought up this new idea of using fluorescent nano carriers for gene/drug/protein delivery in pest control. This environmental friendly methodology opened up a new gate for biological control. Apart from that, she also focused on the construction of rylene based anticancer agents for cancer theranostics, including fluorescent/photoacoustic imaging, cancer chemotherapy, photodynamic and photothermal therapy. Her work promoted the development of bio-imaging and antitumor research.

Prof. Dr. Meizhen Yin has published nearly 80 papers as first/corresponding author in high ranking journals such as Chem. Soc. Rev., Prog. Polym. Sci., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater. and so on. Her research work was highlighted by “Nature Materials”, “The Latest Science”, “Chemistry World” and other academic journals. She has 2 authorized international patents and 18 authorized Chinese patents.


  1. Mengmeng Sun, Klaus Müllen, Meizhen Yin*, Water-soluble perylenediimides: design concepts and biological applications, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 1513-1528. (IF=34.09).

  2. Kelan Liu, Zejun Xu, Meizhen Yin*, Perylenediimide-Cored Dendrimers and Their Bioimaging and Gene Delivery Applications, Prog. Polym. Sci., 2015, 46, 25-54. (IF=25.766)

  3. Mengjun Chen, Meizhen Yin*, Design and Development of Fluorescent Nanostructures for Bioimaging, Prog. Polym. Sci., 2014, 39 (2), 365-395. (IF=25.766) Hot Paper

  4. Yang Zheng, Shusen You, Chendong Ji, Meizhen Yin*, Wantai Yang, Jie Shen*, Development of an Amino Acid-Functionalized Fluorescent Nanocarrier to Deliver a Toxin to Kill Insect Pests, Adv. Mater., 2016, 28 (7), 1375-1380 (IF=19.791)

  5. Bicheng He, Yun Chu, Meizhen Yin*, Klaus Müllen, Chunju An*, Jie Shen*, Fluorescent Nanoparticle Delivered dsRNA toward Genetic Control of Insect Pest, Adv. Mater., 2013, 25 (33), 4580-4584. (IF=19.791).

  6. Shaobo Zhang, Weisheng Guo, Jie Wei, Chan Li, Xing-Jie Liang*, and Meizhen Yin*, Terrylenediimide-Based Intrinsic Theranostic Nanomedicines with High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency for Photoacoustic Imaging-Guided Cancer Therapy, ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (4), 3797-3805. IF= 13.334 (IF=13.942)

  7. Shenzhong Mo, Qingting Meng, Shulin Wan, Zhiqiang Su, Hong Yan, Ben Zhong Tang* and Meizhen Yin*, Tunable Mechanoresponsive Self-Assembly of an Amide-Linked Dyad with Dual Sensitivity of Photochromism and Mechanochromism, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, DOI 10.1002adfm.201701210 (IF=12.124)

  8. Shulin Wan, Zhiyong Ma, Chen Chen, Fangfei Li, Feng Wang, Xinru Jia, Wantai Yang and Meizhen Yin*, A supramolecule-triggered mechanochromic switch of cyclodextrin- jacketed rhodamine and spiropyran derivatives, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26 (3), 353-364. (IF=12.124)

  9. Jie Li, Baozhong Lv, Dongpeng Yan, Shouke Yan, Min Wei, Meizhen Yin*, Tunable Self-assembled Micro/nanostructures of Carboxyl-Functionalized Squarylium Cyanine for Ammonia Sensing, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2015, 25 (48), 7442-7449. (IF=12.124)

  10. Wenyu Cheng, Hong Cheng, Shuangshuang Wan, Xianzheng zhang*, Meizhen Yin*, Dual-stimuli-responsive Fluorescent Supramolecular Prodrug for Antitumor Drug Delivery, Chem. Mater., 2017, 29 (10), 4218-4226. (IF=9.466)

  11. Meizhen Yin*, Jie Shen, Wojciech Pisula, Minghui Liang, Linjie Zhi, Klaus Müllen*, Functionalization of Self-Assembled Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene Fibers with Peptides for Bioprobing, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 14618-14619. (IF=13. 858)

  12. Meizhen Yin, Jie Shen, Gert O. Pflugfelder, Klaus Müllen*, A Fluorescent Core-shell Dendritic Macromolecule Specifically Stains the Extracellular Matrix. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 7806-7807. (IF=13. 858) Highlighted by Nature Materials:

  13. Meizhen Yin, Yajun Cheng, Miaoyin Liu, Jochen S. Gutmann, Klaus Müllen*, Nanostructured Ultrathin Anatase TiO2 Films Templated by Amphiphilic Core-Shell Nanoparticle. Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 8528-8531. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8400-8403. (IF=11.994)  Highlighted by Nature Materials:


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