Yen Wah TONG

Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(65) 6516 8467

E5 03-15


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  • PhD (Chem. Eng.) Toronto, 2000
  • BSc (Eng. Chem.) Queen's 1995

Research Interests

  • Polymeric Biomaterials - Synthesis and Surface Modification
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular Imprinting
  • Algal Bioenergy and Biologics

Selected Publications

Y. Liang, T.W. Jensen, E.J. Roy, C. Cha, R.J. DeVolder, R.E. Kohman, B.Z. Zhang, K.B. Textor, L.A. Rund, L.B. Schook, Y.W. Tong, and H. Kong, “Tuning the non-equilibrium state of a drug-encapsulated super stiff poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel for stem and progenitor cell mobilization”, Biomaterials, 32 (7), 2004-2012 (2011).

S.T. Khew, P.P. Panengad, M. Raghunath, and Y.W. Tong, “Characterization Of Amine Donor And Acceptor Sites For Tissue Type Transglutaminase Using A Sequence From The C-Terminus Of Human Fibrillin-1 And The N-Terminus Of Osteonectin”, Biomaterials, 31 (16), 4600-4608 (2010).

N. Wiradhama, Y.W. Tong, and Y.Y. Yang, “Self-assembled oligopeptide nanostructures for co-delivery of drug and gene with synergistic therapeutic effect”, Biomaterials, 30 (17), 3100-3109 (2009).

X.H. Zhu, Y. Tabata, C.H. Wang, and Y.W. Tong, “Delivery of basic fibroblast growth factor from gelatin microsphere scaffold for the growth of human umbilical vein endothelial cells”, Tissue Eng. A, 14 (12), 1939-1947 (2008).

N. Wiradharma, M. Khan, Y.W. Tong, S. Wang, and Y.Y. Yang, “Self-assembled cationic peptide nanoparticles capable of inducing efficient gene expression in vitro”, Adv. Func. Mater., 18 (6), 943-951 (2008).