• Congratulations to Yangteng Ou published “Bioprinting microporous functional living materials from protein-based core-shell microgels” in Nature Communications. Thanks to our great collaborator Prof. Tuomas Knowles at the University of Cambridge. (Jan 2023)
  • We published a paper, “Microfluidic preparation of composite hydrogel microparticles for the staining of microalgal cells” in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. This paper is dedicated to Prof. Chris Abell who passed away in October 2020. (Jan 2023)

  • Zhengxiang Cheng and Dr. Jing Zhang publish their paper “The novel hyaluronic acid granular hydrogel attenuates osteoarthritis progression by inhibiting the TLR-2/NF-κB signaling pathway through suppressing cellular senescence” in Bioengineering and Translational Medicine in collaboration with Chen Zhang and Dr. Jiali Wang. Congrats, everyone! (Dec 2022)
  • Welcome, Huilin Wen, as a PhD student to our group! (Sept 2022)
  • Welcome to our new graduate students Yucheng Wang, Xuan Wang, Yue Liu, Yang Huang, Yue Li, Guilong Lu, Shenming Qu, Yijia Wang, Lingxi Guo, Shenming Qu, Jinhang Li and Wenbo Zhong! (Sept 2022)
  • Yuan Li, Bao Tang, Minhui Li, and Shixiang Cao have successfully passed their defenses of master dissertation! Congrats to Yuan Li for being awarded Outstanding Graduation Dissertation Award! Congrats to Minhui Li for being awarded Outstanding Graduates. Wish you all the best of luck in the future! (June 2022)
  • Congratulations to Jian Liang who has been awarded Outstanding Graduation Dissertation Award for the nice work in his undergraduate dissertation. Good luck for the future! (June 2022)
  • Congrats Dr. Jing Zhang, Yipeng Qin and Yangteng Ou to the new publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, titled “Injectable granular hydrogels as colloidal assembly microreactors for customized structural colored objects”! (June 2022)
  • Congratulations on the achievements by Yuan Li, Xiaoqian Yan, Huilin Wen, Wei Cheng and Prof. Jiang Zhang, whose work has published in Chemical Engineering Journal entitled "Biocatalytic living materials built by compartmentalized microorganisms in annealable granular hydrogels". (May 2022)
  • Interesting work entitled “Poly-γ-glutamic acid microgel-encapsulated probiotics with gastric acid resistance and smart inflammatory factor targeted delivery performance to ameliorate colitis” is now published in Advanced Functional Materials. Thanks to our great collaborators Prof. Hong Xu and Prof. Rui Wang. (Apr 2022)
  • Wonderful work entitled “Bioinspired 3D printing of functional materials by harnessing enzyme-induced biomineralization” is now on line in Advanced Functional Materials. Thanks to our great collaborator Prof. Ji Liu. (Apr 2022)
  • Congratulations to Huilin Wen on her publication in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, in which she developed a supramolecular optical chemosensors for high-throughput analysis and screening of microdroplets containing enzyme. (Mar 2022)
  • Dr. Shaobin Zhang graduated from Imperial College join the lab as a CoI. Welcome! (Mar 2022)
  • Congratulations to Fukun He published “3D printed biocatalytic living materials with dual-network reinforced bioinks” in Small. Thanks to our great collaborator Prof. Su Chen. (Dec 2021)
  • Our review “Droplet microfluidics on analysis of pathogenic microbes for wastewater-based epidemiology” is out in Trends in Biotechnology! (Oct 2021)
  • Guolei Liu, Yujie Wang, Rongyuan Heng, Xinyan Li, Ximeng Sun, Zhonglin Li, Yunfeng Zeng, Haiping Zheng and Chenwei Fu join the lab-Welcome! (Oct 2021)
  • Our paper “Droplet-based microfluidic screening and sorting of microalgal populations for strain engineering applications” appears in Algal Research. (June 2021)
  • Congratulations to the newest graduate of the Yu Lab. Yipeng Qin and Jingjing Zhang, who defended their dissertations! Well done. (May 2021)
  • A review focusing on droplet microfluidics, microbiology, and wastewater-based epidemiology has been accepted by TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry. Congrats, Yangteng, Shixiang, and Dr. Jing Zhang! (May 2021)
  • Beautiful work entitled " A new design for living cell-based biosensors: microgels with a selectively permeable shell that can harbor bacterial species" is now online in Sensors Actuators B-Chem. Thanks to our great collaborator Dr. Chi Hu. (May 2021)
  • Our review “Emerging Applications of 3D Printing in Biomanufacturing” with Prof. Fengxue Xin and Prof. Min Jiang is out in Trends in Biotechnology! (Apr 2021)
  • Interesting work is now published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B: “Microfluidic spinning-induced heterotypic bead-on-string fibers for dual-cargo release and wound healing”. Thanks to our great collaborator Prof. Su Chen. (Mar 2021)
  • Featured as the front cover! Congratulations on the achievements by Jingjing Zhang, Yipeng Qin, Yangteng Ou, Huiling Wen, and Dr. Jing Zhang, whose work has published in Small entitled "Photonic plasticines with uniform structural colors, high processability, and self-healing propertie". (Feb 2021) 
  • Congratulations to Bao Tang on his publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, in which he offered technical support of 3D printing method. (Feb 2021)

  • Prof. Ziyi Yu and Dr. Jing Zhang gave invited talks at the Youth Forum on Functional Soft Materials at the Southern University of Science and Technology. (Dec 2019)
  • Congratulations to Huilin Wen on the publication of her collaboration work “Displacement induced off–on fluorescent biosensor targeting IDO1 activity in live cells” in Analytical chemistry. (Nov 2019)
  • Dr. Jing Zhang has published his work in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, entitled “Spherical colloidal photonic crystals with selected lattice plane exposure and enhanced color saturation for dynamic optical displays”. Congratulations! (Oct 2019)
  • Prof. Ziyi Yu gave a keynote talk at the China-Germany Workshop of CN-DE Workshop “Biotechnology and Biomaterials / Functional Materials“ at the Reutlingen University, Germany. (Oct 2019)
  • Wei Cheng, Yuan Li, Minghui Li, and Bao Tang join the lab – Welcome! (Sept 2019)
  • Interesting work is now published in Materials Horizons: “Bioinspired hydrogel microfibres colour-encoded with colloidal crystals”. (June 2019)