Feng Li, PhD Professor
Feng Li received his BS from Shangdong University in 2004, and his PhD from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Then he joined Prof. Qiangbin Wang’s group at Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences as a postdoctoral fellow, where he became an associate professor in Jan., 2012. In Aug., 2013, he moved back to Wuhan Inatitute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences started independent research as a pricipal investigator. He works in the multidisciplinary field of nanobiotechnology. His research interests include integration of protein nanostructures (especially virus-based nanoparticles) with chemically-synthesized nanomaterials in controllable ways and cutting-edge applications of these hybrid nanostructures and devices for delivery and sensing. He has published 20 peer-reviewed papers in high-impact journals, including JACS, Angew Chem Int Ed, ACS Nano, and Small.
Our efforts are devoted to the rational control of self-assembly of biological nanostructures including viral capsids and programmed assembly of these structures into ordered complex architectures by learning from the principles of biomolecule-nanomaterial interactions and assembly of natural biomacromolecules. Based on these findings, functional bio-nano devices will be fabricated, the applications of which in biosensing and medicine will also be explored.