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Prof. Wei Duan
School of Medicine
+61 3 522 71149
Role and profile
Professor Wei Duan is the Director of Nanomedicine Program in the School of Medicine. Professor Duan currently holds a number of national competitive grants from National Health & Medical Research Council and Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. He has attracted a total of $1.5 million external grant funds since his initial appointment to Deakin University in 2006.
HME101 Human Biology, Coordinator and Principal Lecturer
H413 School of Medicine Honours Program, Lecturer.
Professor Duan's research focuses on developing RNA aptamer technology for cancer biotechnology, targeted cancer drug delivery using nanoparticles as well as aptamber-based molecular imaging for early detection of cancer and accurate staging. He heads a cross-disciplinary and translational research team consisting of cancer biologists, oncologists, molecular and cell biologists, material scientists, organic chemists, drug developers, pharmaceutical scientists and mechanical and electronic engineers across several faculties, research centres and teaching hospitals in Deakin. He is also involved in developing novel aptamer-based and microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices for the application in biodefense, forensic medicine and rapid diagnostics at the point of care. He has published over 104 peer-reviewed original research papers and review articles in international refereed journals.
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