Yannan Yang

Dr Yannan Yang

Group Leader, Biomat & Immune Eng Lab (BIEL)

South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Yannan Yang completed PhD (Biomedical Engineering) in Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology/University of Queensland in 2019 before taking a postdoctoral research follow position in the same institute. In 2023, he established his own research group (Biomaterials and Immune Engineering Laboratory - BIEL) in SAiGENCI in the University of Adelaide. He has developed innovative synthetic approaches for biomaterials and nanoparticles with controllable architecture and composition, and devemostrated the great potential of materials based cancer immunotherapy. Dr Yang's vision is to develop novel biomaterials-enabled vaccine technology for cancer immunotherapy and promote the clinic translation of the technology to significantly improve the treatment outcome of cancers with poor prognosis.

Dr Yannan Yang is the head of Biomaterials and Immune Engineering Laboratory (BIEL). BIEL aims to leverage state-of-the-art biomaterials and nanotechnology-based approaches to modulate immune system and create translational immunotherapy strategies with improved therapeutic efficacy and minimized adverse effects. Our laboratory is specifically interested in designing and fabricating biocompatible nanoparticles, hydrogels, scaffolds and cell/bacteria derived biomimetic materials with immunomodulatory activities and controlled drug release profile for engineering immunity. We stand at the materials-bio interface and investigate how biomaterials at different scales (nano, micro and bulk) can interact with bio-systems and tumour microenvironment, and how these interactions can be further controlled to benefit the outcome of immunotherapy that aims to prevent and treat cancer.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Zhang, M., Huang, Y., Zou, J., Yang, Y., Yao, Y., Cheng, G., & Yang, Y. (2023). Advanced Oxidation Nanoprocessing Boosts Immunogenicity of Whole Tumor Cells. Advanced Science, 10(22), 10 pages.
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    2023 Li, J., Lu, W., Yang, Y., Xiang, R., Ling, Y., Yu, C., & Zhou, Y. (2023). Hybrid Nanomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy. Advanced Science, 10(6), 42 pages.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS13 Europe PMC9
    2023 Zhang, M., Wu, T., Zhang, H., Chen, Z., Yang, Y., Ling, Y., & Zhou, Y. (2023). Mesoporous carbon hemispheres integrated with Fe-Gd nanoparticles for potential MR/PA imaging-guided photothermal therapy. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 12(3), 10 pages.
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    2023 Shi, Y., Dai, Z., Wang, Y., Luo, J., Cai, L., Tang, J., . . . Yang, Y. (2023). Engineering Crystallinity Gradients for Tailored CaO<inf>2</inf> Nanostructures: Enabling Alkalinity-Reinforced Anticancer Activity with Minimized Ca<sup>2+</sup>/H<inf>2</inf>O<inf>2</inf> Production. Nano Letters, 23(23), 10657-10666.
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    2023 Zhang, Y., Yu, Y., Yang, Y., Wang, Y., & Yu, C. (2023). Engineered Silica Nanoparticles for Nucleic Acid Delivery. Small Methods.
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    2023 Zhang, M., Lu, M., Qiu, T., Wang, Q., Chen, Z., Deng, M., . . . Zhou, Y. (2023). Gelothermal Synthesis of Monodisperse MIL-88A Nanoparticles with Tunable Sizes and Metal Centers for Potential Bioapplications. Small, 19(34), e2301894.
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    2022 Kothalawala, S. G., Jiao, J., Speight, R., Song, H., Yang, Y., & Zhang, J. (2022). Pore architecture influences the enzyme immobilization performance of mesoporous silica nanospheres. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 338, 1-9.
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    2022 Tang, J., Yang, Y., Qu, J., Ban, W., Song, H., Gu, Z., . . . Yu, C. (2022). Mesoporous sodium four-coordinate aluminosilicate nanoparticles modulate dendritic cell pyroptosis and activate innate and adaptive immunity. Chemical Science, 13(29), 8507-8517.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7 Europe PMC8
    2022 Wang, F. Y., Qiu, T., Ling, Y., Yang, Y., & Zhou, Y. (2022). Physical and Chemical Cues at the Nano–Bio Interface for Immunomodulation. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(41), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2022 Theivendran, S., Gu, Z., Tang, J., Yang, Y., Song, H., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2022). Nanostructured Organosilica Nitric Oxide Donors Intrinsically Regulate Macrophage Polarization with Antitumor Effect. ACS Nano, 16(7), 10943-10957.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS21 Europe PMC4
    2022 Yu, Z., Fang, W., Yang, Y., Yao, H., Hu, P., & Shi, J. (2022). Non-PCR Ultrasensitive Detection of Viral RNA by a Nanoprobe-Coupling Strategy: SARS-CoV-2 as an Example. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 11(17), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Zhang, M., Feng, J., Zhong, Y., Luo, J., Zhao, Y., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2022). In-situ synthesis of Drug-Containing bactericidal rough silica nanoparticles for antibacterial coating. Chemical Engineering Journal, 440, 1-11.
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    2022 Wang, F., Qiu, T., Ling, Y., Yang, Y., & Zhou, Y. (2022). Physical and Chemical Cues at the Nano–Bio Interface for Immunomodulation. Angewandte Chemie, 134(41).
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    2022 Gao, F., Liu, C., Yao, Y., Lei, C., Li, S., Yuan, L., . . . Yu, C. (2022). Quantum dots’ size matters for balancing their quantity and quality in label materials to improve lateral flow immunoassay performance for C-reactive protein determination. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 199, 1-8.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2022 Zhao, L., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2022). Silica-based Nanoparticles for Enzyme Immobilization and Delivery. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 17(17), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2022 Dai, Z., Wang, Q., Tang, J., Qu, R., Wu, M., Li, H., . . . Yu, C. (2022). A Sub-6 nm MnFe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf>-dichloroacetic acid nanocomposite modulates tumor metabolism and catabolism for reversing tumor immunosuppressive microenvironment and boosting immunotherapy. Biomaterials, 284, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS11 Europe PMC5
    2022 Dai, Z., Wang, Q., Tang, J., Wu, M., Li, H., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2022). Immune-regulating bimetallic metal-organic framework nanoparticles designed for cancer immunotherapy. Biomaterials, 280, 121261-1-121261-13.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS18 Europe PMC7
    2021 Luo, J., Zhang, M., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2021). Synthesis of dendritic mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles under a mild acidic condition with homogeneous wall structure and near-neutral surface. Chemical Communications, 57(36), 4416-4419.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2021 Zhang, M., Dai, Z., Theivendran, S., Gu, Z., Zhao, L., Song, H., . . . Yu, C. (2021). Nanotechnology enabled reactive species regulation in biosystems for boosting cancer immunotherapy. Nano Today, 36, 18 pages.
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    2021 Fu, J., Jiao, J., Ban, W., Kong, Y., Gu, Z., Song, H., . . . Yu, C. (2021). Large scale synthesis of self-assembled shuttlecock-shaped silica nanoparticles with minimized drag as advanced catalytic nanomotors. Chemical Engineering Journal, 417, 1-7.
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    2021 Lin, X., Wu, W., Fu, J., Yang, Y., Guo, B., Yu, C., & Song, H. (2021). Asymmetric Silica Nanoparticles with Tailored Spiky Coverage Derived from Silica-Polymer Cooperative Assembly for Enhanced Hemocompatibility and Gene Delivery. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13(43), 50695-50704.
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    2021 Song, Y., Cheng, D., Luo, J., Zhang, M., & Yang, Y. (2021). Surfactant-free synthesis of monodispersed organosilica particles with pure sulfide-bridged silsesquioxane framework chemistry via extension of Stöber method. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 591, 129-138.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2021 Yang, Y., Zhang, M., Yang, Y., Cheng, D., & Yu, C. (2021). Designer Anticancer Nanoprodrugs with Self-Toxification Activity Realized by Acid-triggered Biodegradation and In Situ Fragment Complexation. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(20), 11504-11513.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2021 Gu, Z., Liu, T., Liu, C., Yang, Y., Tang, J., Song, H., . . . Yu, C. (2021). Ferroptosis-Strengthened Metabolic and Inflammatory Regulation of Tumor-Associated Macrophages Provokes Potent Tumoricidal Activities. Nano Letters, 21(15), 6471-6479.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS51 Europe PMC33
    2021 Wang, Y., Song, H., Liu, C., Zhang, Y., Kong, Y., Tang, J., . . . Yu, C. (2021). Confined growth of ZIF-8 in dendritic mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles as bioregulators for enhanced mRNa delivery in vivo. National Science Review, 8(8), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS39 Europe PMC5
    2021 Yang, Y., Gu, Z., Tang, J., Zhang, M., Yang, Y., Song, H., & Yu, C. (2021). MnO<inf>2</inf> Nanoflowers Induce Immunogenic Cell Death under Nutrient Deprivation: Enabling an Orchestrated Cancer Starvation-Immunotherapy. Advanced Science, 8(4), 1-10.
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    2020 Yang, Y., Tang, J., Song, H., Yang, Y., Gu, Z., Fu, J., . . . Yu, C. (2020). Dendritic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Adjuvants Modified with Binuclear Aluminum Complex: Coordination Chemistry Dictates Adjuvanticity. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59(44), 19610-19617.
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    2020 Zhang, M., Yang, Y., Liu, Y., Fu, J., Lu, J., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2020). 3D-Nanosponge enabled segregation: A versatile approach for highly dispersed and high content functionalization of metal oxide species. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 4(6), 1739-1746.
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    2020 Pei, C., Liu, C., Wang, Y., Cheng, D., Li, R., Shu, W., . . . Wan, J. (2020). FeOOH@Metal–Organic Framework Core–Satellite Nanocomposites for the Serum Metabolic Fingerprinting of Gynecological Cancers. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59(27), 10831-10835.
    DOI Scopus110 Europe PMC18
    2020 Wang, Y., Yang, Y., Shi, Y., Song, H., & Yu, C. (2020). Antibiotic-Free Antibacterial Strategies Enabled by Nanomaterials: Progress and Perspectives. Advanced Materials, 32(18), 1-21.
    DOI Scopus439 WoS396 Europe PMC96
    2020 Pei, C., Liu, C., Wang, Y., Cheng, D., Li, R., Shu, W., . . . Wan, J. (2020). FeOOH@Metal–Organic Framework Core–Satellite Nanocomposites for the Serum Metabolic Fingerprinting of Gynecological Cancers. Angewandte Chemie, 132(27), 10923-10927.
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    2020 Shi, Y., Fu, J., & Yang, Y. (2020). Effects of synthetic routes on the compositional and structural properties of dendritic mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles: The unexpected reversed “double-edged sword” role of reaction time. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 294, 1-8.
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    2020 Song, H., Yang, Y., Tang, J., Gu, Z., Wang, Y., Zhang, M., & Yu, C. (2020). DNA Vaccine Mediated by Rambutan-Like Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles. Advanced Therapeutics, 3(1), 12 pages.
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    2020 Geng, J., Song, H., Gao, F., Kong, Y., Fu, J., Luo, J., . . . Yu, C. (2020). Lyophilization enabled disentanglement of polyethylenimine on rambutan-like silica nanoparticles for enhanced plasmid DNA delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8(21), 4593-4600.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2020 Tang, J., Meka, A. K., Theivendran, S., Wang, Y., Yang, Y., Song, H., . . . Yu, C. (2020). Openwork@Dendritic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Lactate Depletion and Tumor Microenvironment Regulation. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59(49), 22054-22062.
    DOI Scopus71 WoS64 Europe PMC20
    2020 Liu, Y., Kong, Y., Kumar Nanjundan, A., Yang, Y., Zhou, L., Huang, X., & Yu, C. (2020). Modulating the Void Space of Nitrogen-Doped Hollow Mesoporous Carbon Spheres for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. ChemNanoMat, 6(6), 925-929.
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    2020 Dai, Z., Tang, J., Gu, Z., Wang, Y., Yang, Y., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2020). Eliciting Immunogenic Cell Death via a Unitized Nanoinducer. Nano Letters, 20(9), 6246-6254.
    DOI Scopus75 WoS60 Europe PMC16
    2020 Yang, Y., Zhang, M., Song, H., & Yu, C. (2020). Silica-Based Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications: From Nanocarriers to Biomodulators. Accounts of Chemical Research, 53(8), 1545-1556.
    DOI Scopus118 WoS92 Europe PMC35
    2020 Theivendran, S., Tang, J., Lei, C., Yang, Y., Song, H., Gu, Z., . . . Yu, C. (2020). Post translational modification-assisted cancer immunotherapy for effective breast cancer treatment. Chemical Science, 11(38), 10421-10430.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC7
    2020 Jambhrunkar, M., Yang, Y., Yu, M., Zhang, M., Abbaraju, P. L., Ghosh, T., . . . Yu, C. (2020). Pristine large pore benzene-bridged mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles as an adjuvant and co-delivery platform for eliciting potent antitumor immunity. Materials Today Advances, 6, 8 pages.
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    2020 Wang, Y., Tang, J., Yang, Y., Song, H., Fu, J., Gu, Z., & Yu, C. (2020). Functional Nanoparticles with a Reducible Tetrasulfide Motif to Upregulate mRNA Translation and Enhance Transfection in Hard-to-Transfect Cells. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59(7), 2695-2699.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS42 Europe PMC11
    2019 Theivendran, S., Zhang, J., Tang, C., Kalantari, M., Gu, Z., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2019). Synthesis of biphenyl bridged dendritic mesoporous organosilica with extremely high adsorption of pyrene. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(19), 12029-12037.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS21
    2019 Gu, Z., Liu, T., Tang, J., Yang, Y., Song, H., Tuong, Z. K., . . . Yu, C. (2019). Mechanism of Iron Oxide-Induced Macrophage Activation: The Impact of Composition and the Underlying Signaling Pathway. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(15), 6122-6126.
    DOI Scopus111 WoS100 Europe PMC35
    2019 Yang, Y., Tang, J., Zhang, M., Gu, Z., Song, H., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2019). Responsively Aggregatable Sub-6 nm Nanochelators Induce Simultaneous Antiangiogenesis and Vascular Obstruction for Enhanced Tumor Vasculature Targeted Therapy. Nano Letters, 19(11), 7750-7759.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS20 Europe PMC8
    2019 Song, H., Yang, Y., Geng, J., Gu, Z., Zou, J., & Yu, C. (2019). Electron Tomography: A Unique Tool Solving Intricate Hollow Nanostructures. Advanced Materials, 31(38), 1801564.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS43 Europe PMC5
    2019 Fu, J., Gu, Z., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Song, H., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2019). Bottom-up self-assembly of heterotrimeric nanoparticles and their secondary Janus generations. Chemical Science, 10(44), 10388-10394.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS20 Europe PMC1
    2018 Lu, Y., Yang, Y., Gu, Z., Zhang, J., Song, H., Xiang, G., & Yu, C. (2018). Glutathione-depletion mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles as a self-adjuvant and Co-delivery platform for enhanced cancer immunotherapy. Biomaterials, 175, 82-92.
    DOI Scopus124 WoS115 Europe PMC32
    2018 Zhang, M., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2018). Nano-resoles-Enabled Elegant Nanostructured Materials. Chemistry - A European Journal, 24(55), 14598-14607.
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    2018 Yang, Y., Tang, J., Abbaraju, P. L., Jambhrunkar, M., Song, H., Zhang, M., . . . Yu, C. (2018). Hybrid Nanoreactors: Enabling an Off‐the‐Shelf Strategy for Concurrently Enhanced Chemo‐immunotherapy. Angewandte Chemie, 130(36), 11938-11943.
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    2018 Yang, Y., Lu, Y., Abbaraju, P. L., Azimi, I., Lei, C., Tang, J., . . . Yu, C. (2018). Stepwise Degradable Nanocarriers Enabled Cascade Delivery for Synergistic Cancer Therapy. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(28), 1-11.
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    2018 Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Lei, C., Huang, X., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2018). A Concentration-Dependent Insulin Immobilization Behavior of Alkyl-Modified Silica Vesicles: The Impact of Alkyl Chain Length. Langmuir, 34(17), 5011-5019.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC1
    2018 Liu, C., Huang, X., Wang, J., Song, H., Yang, Y., Liu, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2018). Hollow Mesoporous Carbon Nanocubes: Rigid-Interface-Induced Outward Contraction of Metal-Organic Frameworks. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(6), 1-8.
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    2018 Kalantari, M., Yu, M., Jambhrunkar, M., Liu, Y., Yang, Y., Huang, X., & Yu, C. (2018). Designed synthesis of organosilica nanoparticles for enzymatic biodiesel production. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(7), 1334-1342.
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    2018 Abbaraju, P. L., Jambhrunkar, M., Yang, Y., Liu, Y., Lu, Y., & Yu, C. (2018). Asymmetric mesoporous silica nanoparticles as potent and safe immunoadjuvants provoke high immune responses. Chemical Communications, 54(16), 2020-2023.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS35 Europe PMC9
    2018 Zhang, M., Song, H., Yang, Y., Huang, X., Liu, Y., Liu, C., & Yu, C. (2018). Oxidative Dissolution of Resoles: A Versatile Approach to Intricate Nanostructures. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57(3), 654-658.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC1
    2018 Kalantari, M., Liu, Y., Strounina, E., Yang, Y., Song, H., & Yu, C. (2018). Superhydrophobic dendritic mesoporous organosilica nano-particles with ultrahigh-content of gradient organic moieties. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(36), 17579-17586.
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    2018 Wang, Y., Song, H., Yu, M., Xu, C., Liu, Y., Tang, J., . . . Yu, C. (2018). Room temperature synthesis of dendritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles with small sizes and enhanced mRNA delivery performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(24), 4089-4095.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS39 Europe PMC14
    2018 Wang, Y., Song, H., Yang, Y., Liu, Y., Tang, J., & Yu, C. (2018). Kinetically Controlled Dendritic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: From Dahlia- to Pomegranate-like Structures by Micelle Filling. Chemistry of Materials, 30(16), 5770-5776.
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    2018 Yang, Y., Tang, J., Abbaraju, P. L., Jambhrunkar, M., Song, H., Zhang, M., . . . Yu, C. (2018). Hybrid Nanoreactors: Enabling an Off-the-Shelf Strategy for Concurrently Enhanced Chemo-immunotherapy. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57(36), 11764-11769.
    DOI Scopus92 WoS90 Europe PMC22
    2018 Pan, D., Chen, W., Huang, X., Zhang, J., Yang, Y., Yu, F., . . . Yu, C. (2018). Solvothermal-assisted evaporation-induced self-assembly of ordered mesoporous alumina with improved performance. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 529, 432-443.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC3
    2017 Jiao, J., Fu, J., Wei, Y., Zhao, Z., Duan, A., Xu, C., . . . Liu, Y. (2017). Al-modified dendritic mesoporous silica nanospheres-supported NiMo catalysts for the hydrodesulfurization of dibenzothiophene: Efficient accessibility of active sites and suitable metal–support interaction. Journal of Catalysis, 356, 269-282.
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    2017 Abbaraju, P. L., Meka, A. K., Song, H., Yang, Y., Jambhrunkar, M., Zhang, J., . . . Yu, C. (2017). Asymmetric Silica Nanoparticles with Tunable Head-Tail Structures Enhance Hemocompatibility and Maturation of Immune Cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(18), 6321-6328.
    DOI Scopus102 WoS94 Europe PMC24
    2017 Kalantari, M., Yu, M., Yang, Y., Strounina, E., Gu, Z., Huang, X., . . . Yu, C. (2017). Tailoring mesoporous-silica nanoparticles for robust immobilization of lipase and biocatalysis. Nano Research, 10(2), 605-617.
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    2017 Purwajanti, S., Huang, X., Liu, Y., Yang, Y., Noonan, O., Song, H., . . . Yu, C. (2017). Mg(OH)<inf>2</inf>-MgO@reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites: The roles of composition and nanostructure in arsenite sorption. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5(46), 24484-24492.
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    2017 Abbaraju, P. L., Yang, Y., Yu, M., Fu, J., Xu, C., & Yu, C. (2017). Core–Shell-structured Dendritic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Combined Photodynamic Therapy and Antibody Delivery. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 12(13), 1465-1469.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS18 Europe PMC4
    2017 Lin, C. X. C., Xu, C., Yang, Y., Lei, C., Zhang, H., & Yu, C. (2017). Dendritic mesoporous silica-titania nanospheres with enhanced photocatalytic activities. New Journal of Chemistry, 41(17), 8754-8760.
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    2017 Yang, Y., Jambhrunkar, M., Abbaraju, P. L., Yu, M., Zhang, M., & Yu, C. (2017). Understanding the Effect of Surface Chemistry of Mesoporous Silica Nanorods on Their Vaccine Adjuvant Potency. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 6(17), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS34 Europe PMC14
    2017 Song, H., Yu, M., Lu, Y., Gu, Z., Yang, Y., Zhang, M., . . . Yu, C. (2017). Plasmid DNA Delivery: Nanotopography Matters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(50), 18247-18254.
    DOI Scopus99 WoS88 Europe PMC29
    2017 Yang, Y., Lu, Y., Abbaraju, P. L., Zhang, J., Zhang, M., Xiang, G., & Yu, C. (2017). Multi-shelled Dendritic Mesoporous Organosilica Hollow Spheres: Roles of Composition and Architecture in Cancer Immunotherapy. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56(29), 8446-8450.
    DOI Scopus123 WoS114 Europe PMC31
    2016 Yang, Y., Bernardi, S., Song, H., Zhang, J., Yu, M., Reid, J. C., . . . Yu, C. (2016). Anion Assisted Synthesis of Large Pore Hollow Dendritic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles: Understanding the Composition Gradient. Chemistry of Materials, 28(3), 704-707.
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    2016 Hartono, S. B., Hadisoewignyo, L., Yang, Y., Meka, A. K., Antaresti., & Yu, C. (2016). Amine functionalized cubic mesoporous silica nanoparticles as an oral delivery system for curcumin bioavailability enhancement. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 27(50), 7 pages.
    DOI WoS40 Europe PMC13
    2016 Song, H., Ahmad Nor, Y., Yu, M., Yang, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., . . . Yu, C. (2016). Silica Nanopollens Enhance Adhesion for Long-Term Bacterial Inhibition. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(20), 6455-6462.
    DOI Scopus208 WoS193 Europe PMC48
    2016 Yang, Y., Wan, J., Niu, Y., Gu, Z., Zhang, J., Yu, M., & Yu, C. (2016). Structure-Dependent and Glutathione-Responsive Biodegradable Dendritic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles for Safe Protein Delivery. Chemistry of Materials, 28(24), 9008-9016.
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    2016 Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2016). Advances in silica based nanoparticles for targeted cancer therapy. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 12(2), 317-332.
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    2016 Yu, M., Niu, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Yang, Y., Taran, E., . . . Yu, C. (2016). Size-dependent gene delivery of amine-modified silica nanoparticles. Nano Research, 9(2), 291-305.
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    2016 Zhang, H., Noonan, O., Huang, X., Yang, Y., Xu, C., Zhou, L., & Yu, C. (2016). Surfactant-Free Assembly of Mesoporous Carbon Hollow Spheres with Large Tunable Pore Sizes. ACS Nano, 10(4), 4579-4586.
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    2016 Wang, Y., Nor, Y. A., Song, H., Yang, Y., Xu, C., Yu, M., & Yu, C. (2016). Small-sized and large-pore dendritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles enhance antimicrobial enzyme delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4(15), 2646-2653.
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    2016 Purwajanti, S., Zhang, H., Huang, X., Song, H., Yang, Y., Zhang, J., . . . Yu, C. (2016). Mesoporous Magnesium Oxide Hollow Spheres as Superior Arsenite Adsorbent: Synthesis and Adsorption Behavior. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(38), 25306-25312.
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    2016 Liu, Y., Zhang, H., Noonan, O., Xu, C., Niu, Y., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2016). Kinetically Controlled Assembly of Nitrogen-Doped Invaginated Carbon Nanospheres with Tunable Mesopores. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22(42), 14962-14967.
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    2015 Niu, Y., Yu, M., Zhang, J., Yang, Y., Xu, C., Yeh, M., . . . Yu, C. (2015). Synthesis of silica nanoparticles with controllable surface roughness for therapeutic protein delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3(43), 8477-8485.
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    2015 Yang, Y., Yu, M., Song, H., Wang, Y., & Yu, C. (2015). Preparation of fluorescent mesoporous hollow silica-fullerene nanoparticles via selective etching for combined chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy. Nanoscale, 7(28), 11894-11898.
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    2015 Xu, C., Yu, M., Noonan, O., Zhang, J., Song, H., Zhang, H., . . . Yu, C. (2015). Core-Cone Structured Monodispersed Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Ultra-large Cavity for Protein Delivery. Small, 11(44), 5949-5955.
    DOI Scopus136 WoS123 Europe PMC39
    2015 Yang, Y., Niu, Y., Zhang, J., Meka, A. K., Zhang, H., Xu, C., . . . Yu, C. (2015). Biphasic Synthesis of Large-Pore and Well-Dispersed Benzene Bridged Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles for Intracellular Protein Delivery. Small, 11(23), 2743-2749.
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    2015 Zhang, H., Yu, M., Song, H., Noonan, O., Zhang, J., Yang, Y., . . . Yu, C. (2015). Self-Organized Mesostructured Hollow Carbon Nanoparticles via a Surfactant-Free Sequential Heterogeneous Nucleation Pathway. Chemistry of Materials, 27(18), 6297-6304.
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    2015 Niu, Y., Yu, M., Meka, A., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Yang, Y., & Yu, C. (2015). Understanding the contribution of surface roughness and hydrophobic modification of silica nanoparticles to enhanced therapeutic protein delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4(2), 212-219.
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    2014 Yu, M., Niu, Y., Yang, Y., Hartono, S. B., Yang, J., Huang, X., . . . Yu, C. (2014). An approach to prepare polyethylenimine functionalized silica-based spheres with small size for siRNA delivery. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6(18), 15626-15631.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC4
    2014 Yang, Y., Karmakar, S., Yu, M., Popat, A., & Yu, C. (2014). Synthesis of silica vesicles with small sizes and reduced aggregation for photodynamic therapy. Chemistry Letters, 43(3), 316-318.
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    2014 Yang, Y., Karmakar, S., Zhang, J., Yu, M., Mitter, N., & Yu, C. (2014). Synthesis of SBA-15 rods with small sizes for enhanced cellular uptake. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(30), 4929-4934.
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    2014 Zhang, J., Raphael, A. P., Yang, Y., Popat, A., Prow, T. W., & Yu, C. (2014). Nanodispersed UV blockers in skin-friendly silica vesicles with superior UV-attenuating efficiency. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(44), 7673-7678.
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    2014 Yu, M., Karmakar, S., Yang, J., Zhang, H., Yang, Y., Thorn, P., & Yu, C. (2014). Facile synthesis of ultra-small hybrid silica spheres for enhanced penetration in 3D glioma spheroids. Chemical Communications, 50(13), 1527-1529.
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  • Theses

    Year Citation
    - Yang, Y. (n.d.). Development of a mesoporous silica based nanosystem for safe and efficient therapeutic delivery.
  • NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow (EL1), 2022-2026, Sole CI, $650,740
  • ARC Discovery Project 2020-2023, CI B, $395,000
  • UQ-Early Career Researcher Grant 2020.1-2020.12, Sole CI, $20,000
  • Position: Group Leader, Biomat & Immune Eng Lab (BIEL)
  • Phone: 83133776
  • Email: yannan.yang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: AHMS - Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor Ninth Floor
  • Room: 9069
  • Org Unit: South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute

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