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Gibson Group: Qiao Tang


Qiao was born and raised in Chongqing, China. In 2011, she went to Beijing for her undergraduate study and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Chemistry from University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2015. After that, Qiao continued higher education as a joint master between Renmin University of China and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with research focusing on liposome-based macromolecule delivery. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry from University of China in 2019 and continued research for unpublished work as a Research Assistant at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences for 6 months. Prior to October 2020 when Qiao started her PhD study at Warwick, she worked for several months as a journalist at a private self-media company, investigating and reporting current progress in the Chinese Healthcare Industry.

During her master’s training, Qiao studied the liposomal delivery system for transferring macromolecules into mammalian cells, and in her research, mRNA and protein are the most popular stars to be delivered in vitro and in vivo. She lead two projects focusing on chemical modification on lipid and protein respectively, producing cell type-specific liposome delivery systems. Furthermore, she co-operated with another group to demonstrate efficient in vivo delivery of bacterial effector by using lipid screening-based delivery system. Since her masters, Qiao's knowledge has expanded to cover: in lipid synthesis, cell culture and cell delivery, molecular biology including protein expression and RNA transcription, in vivo study including tumor model establishment, vein tail injection and in vivo microscopy. 

She is now ready to learn something new and is looking forward to the challenge of achieving this is a new research area. 

Research Interests 

Qiao will be focusing on gene delivery via metabolic oligosaccharide labelling, addressing biomedical problem of low and inhomogeneous transfection efficiency, especially on hard transfected cell line.  


[9] Yang, S., Tang, Q., Chen, L., Chang, J., Jiang, T., Zhao, J., Wang, M. *, Chen, P.* Cationic Lipidbased Intracellular Delivery of Bacterial Effectors for Rewiring Malignant Cell Signaling. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 18087-18094. 

[8] Tang, Q., Wang, J., Jiang, Y., Zhang, M.*, Chang, J., Xu, Q., Mao, L., Wang, M.* Developing Chemically Modified Redox-responsive Proteins As Smart Therapeutics. Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 5163-5166.. 

[7] Tang, Q., Liu J., Jiang Y., Zhang M., Mao L.; Wang, M.* Modulating Phenylboronic Acid and Cellular Sialic Acid Interface for Cell-selective Messenger RNA Delivery and CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 46585-46590. 

[6] Yang, X., Tang, Q., Jiang, Y., Zhang, M., Wang, M.*, Mao, L.* Nanoscale ATP-Responsive Zeolitic Imidazole Framework-90 as a General Platform for Cytosolic Protein Delivery and Genome Editing. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 3782–3786. 

[5] Chang, J., Cai, W., Liang, C., Tang, Q., Chen, X., Jiang, Y., Mao, L., Wang, M.* Enzyme-Instructed Activation of Pro-protein Therapeutics (PPT) In Vivo. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 18136-18141. 

[4]Liang, C., Chen, X., Tang, Q., Ji, W., Jiang, Y., Mao, L., Wang, M.*. An activity-based two-photon fluorescent probe for real-time and reversible imaging of oxidative stress in the rat brain. Chem. Commun., 2020, just accepted.  

[3] Feng, T., Ji, W., Tang, Q., Wei, H., Zhang, S., Mao, J., Zhang, Y., Mao L., Zhang, M. * Low-Fouling Nanoporous Conductive Polymer-Coated Microelectrode for In Vivo Monitoring of Dopamine in Rat Brain. Anal. Chem. 2019, 91, 10786-10791. 

[2] Zhang, Y., Feng, T., Xu, M., Tang, Q., Zhang, M.*. Observing Single Hollow Porous Carbon Catalyst Collisions for Oxygen Reduction at Gold Nanoband Electrode. ChemPhysChem., 2019, 20, 529-532 

[1] Zhang, M.,* Zhu Y., Yu X., Liu, S., Wang M., Wei Q., Hu, X., Tang, Q., Zhao, Y., Zhang, X.* Application of Electrodepositing Graphene Nanosheets for Latent Fingerprint Enhancement. Electroanalysis, 2013, 26, 209-215.Affiliations 


Royal Society of Chemistry: Associate Member (AMRSC) 

Other Interests 

Outside of the research and the laboratories, Qiao likes co-operative RPG games. She also likes visiting beautiful places and tasty restaurants. Picnic is her favourite event on sunny days although doesn't happen very often, the weather emperor's have their own thoughts (if you are curious about who they are, ask her about Traditional Chinese Legends and she will be super willing to tell you).


University of Science and Technology (Sep 2011 - Jun 2015)

Renmin University of China (Sep 2016 - Jun 2019)

University of Warwick (Oct 2020 - )


Address: Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

email: qiao dot tang at warwick dot ac dot uk