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Dr Yuning Hong Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Dr Yuning Hong received her BSc in Applied Chemistry from Sun Yat-sen University in 2006. She then obtained her PhD in 2011 under Prof Ben Zhong Tang at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After graduation, she moved to US to take up a postdoctoral position in Biophysical Chemistry in Prof Ekaterina V. Pletneva's group at Dartmouth College. She returned to HKUST in September 2012 as a Research Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow of Institute for Advanced Study, before moving to The University of Melbourne as a McKenzie Fellow in May 2014. She joined La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science as a Bruce Stone Fellow since September 2016 to set up her own research group. She was recently awarded a 3-year ARC DECRA commenced in 2017. Her research is mainly focused on the development of novel luminescent materials with aggregation-induced emission feature and exploration of their applications such as recognition of important biological substances, monitoring of change processes of biomolecules, and bio-imaging.

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