Song Yujun


Song Yujun


Address: Room 1406, Mong Manwai Building, Gulou Campus, Nanjing University


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Research Areas:

Microfluidic chips; biological nanomaterials; translational medicine


Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


Professor Song received his bachelor’s from Wuhan University’s Department of Chemistry in 2005 and doctorate from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in January 2011. Since 2011, he was engaged in post-doctoral research at the Affiliated Methodist Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. In 2015, he was selected into the sixth batch of overseas high-level talents, and in 2016, he joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Nanjing University. In 2017, he was selected as the high-level entrepreneurship and innovation talents of Nanjing, and in 2018, he was selected as the entrepreneurship and innovation talents of Jiangsu province. He was mainly engaged in microfluidic chips, gene editing and research of biomimetic catalytic nanoparticles. He has published about 30 academic papers, including some on Science AdvancesNature Communications, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials and Nucleic Acids Research with him being the corresponding author or the first author. He has been invited to write review articles for Trends in Biotechnology. His writings have been cited for more than 3,800 times, among which 1 article has been cited more than 1300 times and 2 articles have been cited more than 400 times. Some of his research achievements have been highlighted by about 100 network media, including Nature, Nature China, RSC Chemistry World, ScienceDaily,, Chicago Tribune and Science and Technology Times.

Graduate students advisement:

Professor Song recruits one or two doctoral students and two or three master’s students each year.

His team welcomes those willing to join it as post-doc researchers, full-time researchers or visiting scholars! They may contact him by

Research Achievements


(Note: * refers to corresponding author)

Sun L, Zhao Q, Liu X, Pan Y, Gao Y, Yang J, Wang Y, Song Y*. Enzyme-mimicking accelerated signal enhancement for visually multiplexed quantitation of telomerase activity. Chemical Communications 2020.

Liu X, Pan Y, Yang J, Huang T, Wang Y, Song Y*. Gold nanoparticles doped metal-organic frameworks as near-infrared light-enhanced cascade nanozyme against hypoxic tumors. Nano Research 2020, 13(3): 653-660.

Pan Y, Yang J, Luan X, Liu X, Li X, Yang J, Huang T, Sun L, Wang Y, Lin Y, Song Y*. Near-infrared upconversion-activated CRISPR-Cas9 system: A remote-controlled gene editing platform. Science Advances 2019, 5(4): eaav7199.

Huang T, Yang J, Zhou W, Liu X, Pan Y, Song Y*. Rapid identification of urinary tract infections based on ultrasensitive bacteria detection using volumetric bar-chart chip. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2019, 298: 126885.

Yang J, Liu X, Pan Y, Yang J, He B, Fu Y, Song Y*. A self-powered microfluidic chip integrated with fluorescent microscopic counting for biomarkers assay. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2019, 291: 192-199.

Yang J, Liu X, Fu Y, Song Y*. Recent advances of microneedles for biomedical applications: drug delivery and beyond. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B 2019, 9(3):469-483.

Liu X, Wang Y, Song Y*. Visually multiplexed quantitation of heavy metal ions in water using volumetric bar-chart chip. Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2018, 117:644-650.

Wang Y, Song Y*, Zhu G, Zhang D, Liu X. Highly biocompatible BSA-MnO2 nanoparticles as an efficient near-infrared photothermal agent for cancer therapy. Chinese Chemical Letters 2018, 29(11): 1685-1688.

Wang Y, Zhu G, Qi W, Li Y, Song Y*. A versatile quantitation platform based on platinum nanoparticles incorporated volumetric bar-chart chip for highly sensitive assays. Biosensor & Bioelectronics 2016, 85: 777-784.

Wang Y, Qi W, Song Y*. Antibody-free detection of protein phosphorylation using intrinsic peroxidase-like activity of platinum/carbon dot hybrid nanoparticles. Chemical Communications 2016, 52(51): 7994-7997.

Song Y, Wang Y, Qi W, Li Y, Xuan J, Wang P, Qin L*. Integrative volumetric bar-chart chip for rapid and quantitative point-of-care detection of myocardial infarction biomarkers. Lab on a Chip 2016, 16(15): 2955-2962.

Wang Y, Li Y, Qi W, Song Y*. Luminescent lanthanide graphene for detection of bacterial spores and cysteine. Chemical Communications 2015,51(55): 11022-11025.

Song Y, Xia X, Wu X, Wang P, Qin L*. Integration of Platinum Nanoparticles with a Volumetric Bar-Chart Chip for Biomarker Assays. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53(46): 12451-12455.

Song Y, Huang YY, Liu X, Zhang X, Ferrari M, Qin L*. Point-of-care technologies for molecular diagnostics using a drop of blood. Trends in Biotechnology 2014, 32 (3): 132-139.

Song Y, Wang Y, Qin L*. A Multistage Volumetric Bar Chart Chip for Visualized Quantification of DNA. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013,135(45): 16785-16788.

Song Y, Zhang Y, Bernard PE, Reuben JM, Ueno NT, Arlinghaus RB, Zu Y, Qin L*. Multiplexed volumetric bar-chart chip for point-of-care diagnostics. Nature Communications 2012, 3: 1283.

Song Y, Wei W, Qu X*. Colorimetric Biosensing Using Smart Materials. Advanced Materials 2011, 23 (37): 4215-4236.

Song Y, Xu C, Wei W, Ren J, Qu X*. Light regulation of peroxidase activity by spiropyran functionalized carbon nanotubes used for label-free colorimetric detection of lysozyme. Chemical Communications 2011, 47 (32): 9083-9085.

Song Y, Chen Y, Feng L, Ren J, Qu X*. Selective and quantitative cancer cell detection using target-directed functionalized graphene and its synergetic peroxidase-like activity. Chemical Communications 2011, 47 (15): 4436-4438.

Song Y, Feng L, Ren J, Qu X*. Stabilization of unstable CGC(+) triplex DNA by single-walled carbon nanotubes under physiological conditions. Nucleic Acids Research 2011, 39 (15): 6835-6843.

Song Y, Qu K, Xu C, Ren J, Qu X*. Visual and quantitative detection of copper ions using magnetic silica nanoparticles clicked on multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Chemical Communications 2010,46 (35), 6572-6574.

Song Y, Qu K, Zhao C, Ren J, Qu X*. Graphene Oxide: Intrinsic Peroxidase Catalytic Activity and Its Application to Glucose Detection. Advanced Materials 2010, 22(19): 2206-2210.

Song Y, Wang X, Zhao C, Qu K, Ren J, Qu X*. Label-Free Colorimetric Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism by Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Intrinsic Peroxidase-Like Activity. Chemistry-a European Journal 2010, 16 (12): 3617-3621.

Song Y, Zhao C, Ren J, Qu X*. Rapid and ultra-sensitive detection of AMP using a fluorescent and magnetic nano-silica sandwich complex. Chemical Communications 2009, (15):1975-1977.


Qin, L.; Song, Y., Multiplexed volumetric bar chart chip for point of care biomarker and/or analyte quantitation, USA, PCT/US2013/065270.