Our high-impact and interdisciplinary research.

Selected publications in high-rank journals

Solar Biohydrids

Light-driven fine chemical production in yeast biohybrids


Guo et al., Science 2018

(*) Corresponding author


Systemic tumour suppression via the preferential accumulation of erythrocyte-anchored chemokine-encapsulating nanoparticles in lung metastases

Zongmin Zhao, Anvay Ukidve, Vinu Krishnan, Alexandra Fehnel, Daniel C. Pan, Yongsheng Gao, Jayoung Kim, Michael A. Evans, Abhirup Mandal, Junling Guo, Vladimir R. Muzykantov, Samir Mitragotri*

Nature Biomedical Engineering, (2020)

Engineering of Living Cells with Polyphenol-Functionalized Biologically Active Nanocomplexes

Zongmin Zhao, Daniel C. Pan, Qin M. Qi, Jayoung Kim, Neha Kapate, Tao Sun, C. Wyatt Shields IV, Lily Li-Wen Wang, Debra Wu, Christopher J. Kwon, Wei He, Junling Guo*, Samir Mitragotri*

Advanced Materials, (2020)

Lightweight and Wearable X‐Ray Shielding Material with Biological Structure for Low Secondary Radiation and Metabolic Saving Performance

Yaping Wang, Rui Zhong, Qian Li, Jiali Liao, Ning Liu, Neel S Joshi, Bi Shi, Xuepin Liao*, Junling Guo*

Advanced Materials Technologies, (2020)

Profited by:

- Science: Highlighted Article coming

Fédération des Sociétés Scientifiques: Highlighted Article coming

- ONISEP: Highlighted Article coming

Nanocarrier‐Mediated Cytosolic Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals

Wei He, Xuyang Xing, Xiaoling Wang, Debra Wu, Wei Wu, Junling Guo*, Samir Mitragotri*

Advanced Functional Materials, (2020)  - Invited Review

Layered Self-Assemblies for Controlled Drug Delivery: A Translational Overview

Apoorva Sarode, Akshaya Annapragada, Junling Guo, Samir Mitragotri*

Biomaterials, (2020)

Exploiting Supramolecular Interactions from Polymeric Colloids for Strong Anisotropic Adhesion between Solid Surfaces

Blaise L. Tardy, Joseph J. Richardson, Luiz G. Greca, Junling Guo, Hirotaka Ejima*, Orlando J. Rojas*

Advanced Materials, (2020)  - Cover Article


Hierarchical assembly of nanostructured coating for siRNA-based dual therapy of bone regeneration and revascularization

Helin Xing, Xing Wang, Gao Xiao, Zongmin Zhao, Shiquan Zou, Man Li, Joseph J Richardson, Blaise L Tardy, Liangxia Xie, Satoshi Komasa, Joji Okazaki, Qingsong Jiang*, Guodong Yang*, Junling Guo*

Biomaterials, (2020)

Engineering robust metal–phenolic network membranes for uranium extraction from seawater

Wei Luo, Gao Xiao, Fan Tian, Joseph J Richardson, Yaping Wang, Jianfei Zhou, Junling Guo*, Xuepin Liao*, Bi Shi

Energy & Environmental Science, (2019) - Cover Article

Unidirectional presentation of membrane proteins in nanoparticle‐supported liposomes

Wen Chen, Yongfei Cai, Qingshan Fu, Bing Chen, Junling Guo*, James Jeiwen Chou*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2019) - Cover Article

Targeted Therapy against Metastatic Melanoma Based on Self‐Assembled Metal‐Phenolic Nanocomplexes Comprised of Green Tea Catechin

Ke Li, Gao Xiao, Joseph J Richardson, Blaise L Tardy, Hirotaka Ejima, Wen Huang, Junling Guo*, Xuepin Liao*, Bi Shi

Advanced Science, (2019) - Cover Article

Self‐Assembled Metal‐Phenolic Nanoparticles for Enhanced Synergistic Combination Therapy against Colon Cancer

Ke Li, Yunlu Dai, Wen Chen, Kang Yu, Gao Xiao, Joseph J Richardson, Wen Huang, Junling Guo*, Xuepin Liao, Bi Shi

Advanced Biosystems, (2019) - Cover Article

Metal-dependent inhibition of amyloid fibril formation: synergistic effects of cobalt–tannic acid networks

Wenjie Zhang, Andrew J Christofferson, Quinn A Besford, Joseph J Richardson, Junling Guo, Yi Ju, Kristian Kempe, Irene Yarovsky*, Frank Caruso*

Nanoscale, (2019)

Modular Assembly of Biomaterials Using Polyphenols as Building Blocks

Junling Guo*, Tomoya Suma, Joseph J Richardson, Hirotaka Ejima*

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering(2019)

Invited Review - "Japanese Biomaterials Special Issue"

Light-driven fine chemical production in yeast biohybrids

Junling Guo*, Miguel Suástegui, Kelsey K Sakimoto, Vanessa M Moody, Gao Xiao, Daniel G Nocera, Neel S Joshi*

Science, (2018)

(Profited by:

- Nano Today: Highlighted Article coming;

- Nature Biotechnology: Research Highlights “Yeast solar panels”;

- Eurekalert/AAAS: Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories;

- Harvard Gazette: Yeast are getting a boost from solar power;

- Phys.org: Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories;

- NRC.nl: Supergist krijgt energie van eigen ‘zonnecollectoren’;

- The Scientist: Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories;

Porous Inorganic and Hybrid Systems for Drug Delivery: Future Promise in Combatting Drug Resistance and Translation to Botanical Applications

Junling Guo, Bruno D. Mattos, Blaise L. Tardy, Vanessa M. Moody, Gao Xiao, Hirotaka Ejima, Jiwei Cui, Kang Liang, Joseph Jacob Richardson

Current Medicinal Chemistry, (2018) - Invited Review

Lignin Nano- and Microparticles as Template for Nanostructured Materials: Formation of Hollow Metal-Phenolic Capsules

Blaise Leopold Tardy, Joseph Jacob Richardson, Junling Guo, Janika Lehtonen, Mariko Ago, Orlando J. Rojas*

Green Chemistry, (2018)

Probing Transcription Factor Binding Activity and Downstream Gene Silencing in Living Cells with a DNA Nanoswitch

Alessandro Bertucci, Junling Guo, Nicolas Oppmann, Agata Glab, Francesco Ricci, Frank Caruso*, Francesca Cavalieri*

Nanoscale, (2018)

Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles in Metal‐Phenolic Networks: Catalytic and Antimicrobial Applications of Coated Textiles

Gyeongwon Yun, Shuaijun Pan, Ting‐Yi Wang, Junling Guo, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso*

Advanced Healthcare Materials, (2017)

Influence of ionic strength on the deposition of metal–phenolic networks

Junling Guo, Joseph J Richardson, Quinn A Besford, Andrew J Christofferson, Yunlu Dai, Chien W Ong, Blaise L Tardy, Kang Liang, Gwan H Choi, Jiwei Cui, Pil J Yoo, Irene Yarovsky*, Frank Caruso*

Langmuir, (2017)

Self‐Assembled Nanoparticles from Phenolic Derivatives for Cancer Therapy

Yunlu Dai, Junling Guo, Ting‐Yi Wang, Yi Ju, Andrew J Mitchell, Thomas Bonnard, Jiwei Cui, Joseph J Richardson, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Karen Alt*, Frank Caruso*

Advanced Healthcare Materials, (2017)

Modular assembly of superstructures from polyphenol-functionalized building blocks

Junling Guo, Blaise L Tardy, Andrew J Christofferson, Yunlu Dai, Joseph J Richardson, Wei Zhu, Ming Hu, Yi Ju, Jiwei Cui, Raymond R Dagastine, Irene Yarovsky, Frank Caruso*

Nature Nanotechnology, (2016)

(Profited by:

- Nature Nanotechnology, Kotov, N. A, Particle self-assembly: Superstructures simplified;

- Nature Biotechnology, Research Highlights, 34, 1129, 2016;

- GIZMODO: “Australian Scientists Just Invented Nanoscale LEGO”;

- IChemE: “LEGO coating offers nano-engineering method”;

- Nanotechweb.org: “Polyphenol helps superstructure nano-objects”;

- Nanotech-Now: “Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO-like' building blocks”;

- Chemeurope: “Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO-like' building blocks”;

- Lab+Life Scientists: “Tiny particles transformed into Lego-like building blocks”;

- Technology.org: “Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into “LEGO-like” building blocks”

- CEN Magazines: “Nanoscale Engineering Creates LEGO-like Building Blocks”;

- ECN: “Nanoscale Engineering Transforms Particles Into 'LEGO-Like' Building Blocks”;

- Eurekalert!: “Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO-like' building blocks”;

- Phys.org: “Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO- like' building blocks”;

Controlling the growth of metal‐organic frameworks using different gravitational forces

Joseph J Richardson, Kang Liang, Fabio Lisi, Mattias Björnmalm, Matthew Faria, Junling Guo, Paolo Falcaro

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (2016)

(Profited by:

- Video Abstracts: ChemistryViews; Researchers Take Materials Science to New Heights

- ChemViews Magazine: Skydiving Helps Understand MOFs

- Science: Taking a break is hard work, too, 2019, DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6435.98

- Lactualitechimique.org: La chimie, science de l’extrême!

- science.casual: Chemistry takes a dive


Polymer Capsules for Plaque‐Targeted In Vivo Delivery

Joseph J Richardson, Mei Y Choy, Junling Guo, Kang Liang, Karen Alt, Yuan Ping, Jiwei Cui, Lok S Law, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Frank Caruso*

Advanced Materials, (2016)

pH‐Responsive Capsules Engineered from Metal–Phenolic Networks for Anticancer Drug Delivery

Yuan Ping, Junling Guo, Hirotaka Ejima, Xi Chen, Joseph J Richardson, Huanli Sun, Frank Caruso

Small, (2015)

Versatile loading of diverse cargo into functional polymer capsules

Joseph J Richardson, James W Maina, Hirotaka Ejima, Ming Hu, Junling Guo, Mei Y Choy, Sylvia T Gunawan, Lien Lybaert, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Bruno G De Geest, Frank Caruso*

Advanced Science, (2015) - Cover Article

Nanoporous Metal–Phenolic Particles as Ultrasound Imaging Probes for Hydrogen Peroxide

Junling Guo, Xiaowei Wang, Darren C Henstridge, Joseph J Richardson, Jiwei Cui, Arpeeta Sharma, Mark A Febbraio, Karlheinz Peter, Judy B de Haan, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Frank Caruso*

Advanced Healthcare Materials, (2015)


Boronate–Phenolic Network Capsules with Dual Response to Acidic pH and cis‐Diols

Junling Guo, Huanli Sun, Karen Alt, Blaise L Tardy, Joseph J Richardson, Tomoya Suma, Hirotaka Ejima, Jiwei Cui, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Frank Caruso*

Advanced Healthcare Materials, (2015)


The role of capsule stiffness on cellular processing

Huanli Sun, Edgar HH Wong, Yan Yan, Jiwei Cui, Qiong Dai, Junling Guo, Greg G Qiao, Frank Caruso*

Chemical Science, (2015)

Synergistic Enhancement of Lung Cancer Therapy Through Nanocarrier‐Mediated Sequential Delivery of Superantigen and Tyrosin Kinase Inhibitor Authors Da Li, Yongbin Li, Haibo Xing, Junling Guo, Yuan Ping*, Guping Tang*

Advanced Functional Materials, (2014) - Cover Article

Engineering multifunctional capsules through the assembly of metal–phenolic networks

Junling Guo, Yuan Ping, Hirotaka Ejima, Karen Alt, Mirko Meissner, Joseph J Richardson, Yan Yan, Karlheinz Peter, Dominik von Elverfeldt, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Frank Caruso*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2014) - Cover Article

(Profited by:

- ChemViews Magazine: “Versatile Capsules”;

- Phys.Org:“Multifunctional microcapsules made from metals and tannic acid”;

- IDW-oline: “Maßgeschneiderte Mikrokapseln”;

- Chemie.de: “Multifunktionale Mikrokapseln aus Metallen und Gerbsäure”;

- Entrepreneur.MD: “Multifunctional microcapsules can be produced from tannic acid and metals”;

- I4U News: “Multifunctional microcapsules can be produced from tannic acid and metals”;

- Bioportfolio.com: “Summary of multifunctional microcapsules”;

- Bionity.com: “Multifunktionale mikrokapseln aus metallen und gerbsäure”;

- News-in-industry: “Maßgeschneiderte Mikrokapseln”;

- Business.newzs.de: “Gezielte Auswahl der Metall Bausteine ermöglicht breite Anwendung in der medizinischen Bildgebung”;

Convective polymer assembly for the deposition of nanostructures and polymer thin films on immobilized particles

Joseph J Richardson, Mattias Björnmalm, Sylvia T Gunawan, Junling Guo, Kang Liang, Blaise Tardy, Shota Sekiguchi, Ka Fung Noi, Jiwei Cui, Hirotaka Ejima, Frank Caruso*

Nanoscale, (2014)


Complex oxide–noble metal conjugated nanoparticles

Junling Guo, Yao‐De Chiou, Wen‐I Liang, Heng‐Jui Liu, Ying‐Jiun Chen, Wei‐Cheng Kuo, Chih‐Ya Tsai, Kai‐An Tsai, Ho‐Hung Kuo, Wen‐Feng Hsieh, Jenh‐Yih Juang, Yung‐Jung Hsu, Hong‐Ji Lin, Chien‐Te Chen, Xue‐Pin Liao, Bi Shi, Ying‐Hao Chu*

Advanced Materials, (2013)

One-step seeding growth of controllable Ag@Ni core–shell nanoparticles on skin collagen fiber with introduction of plant tannin and their application in high-performance microwave absorption

Junling Guo, Xiaoling Wang, Penglong Miao, Xuepin Liao, Wenhua Zhang, Bi Shi

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, (2012) - Cover Article

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