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Yanzi Gou



Yanzi Gou was born in Huining, Gansu Province in China. She studied in the National University of Defense Technology (China) from Sep. 2002 to Jun. 2006 and obtained her bachelor degree. She continued her study at the same university for a master degree in Materials science and technologyin Sep. 2006. After one year, she was permitted to study directly for a PhD degree under supervision of Professor Xiaodong Li in Material chemistry instead for the master degree due to her excellent performance in the examinations. In 2008, she obtained schorlarship from China Schorlarship Council (CSC) and got the permission from the former university to study in University of Warwick instead. So from Jan. 2009 to now, she is a PhD student in Department of Chemistry in University of Warwick under supervision of Professor David M. Haddleton. She passed the PhD viva on 02/12/2011.




PhD Project: Synthesis and application of glycopolymers

 (1) Synthesis of glycopolymers Using CCTP and click chemistry:


(2) Investigation of the lectin-carbohydrate interactions using glycopolymers of different sugar moieties and different chain lengths:


(3) QCM-D and SPR study of glycopolymers with different lectins such as Con A, DC-SIGN, etc:






Poster Presentations:

21st-22nd July 2009: Conference: Macro Group UK "Frontiers of Polymer Science / Young Researchers Meeting 2009", Sheffield (UK)

16th June 2010: University of Warwick Chemistry Symposium

29th-30th April 2010: Conference: Macro Group UK Nottingham (UK)

11st-16th July 2010: Conference: MACRO2010 "43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress- Polymer Science in the Service of Society" Glasgow (UK)

11st-12nd July 2011: Conference: Macro Group UK Liverpool (UK)

10th October 2011: A joint conference of RAPS and Macrogroup: Controlled radical polymerisation-synthesis and characterisation. University of Warwick.


Oral Presentations:

22nd – 26th August 2010: Conference: ACS “Fall 2010 National Meeting & Exposition” Boston (USA)

16th June 2011: University of Warwick Chemistry Symposium

26th June – 1st July 2011: Conference: “European Polymer Congress EPF” Granada (Spain)




Paper: Controlled Alternate Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Lectins and Glycopolymers Using QCM-D

Yanzi Gou, Stacy Slavin, Jin Geng, Lenny Voorhaar, David M. Haddleton, and C. Remzi Becer ACS Macro Letters, 2011, 180–183. DOI: 10.1021/mz200063r


Paper: Optimised ‘click’ synthesis of glycopolymers with mono/di- and trisaccharides

Nicola Vinson, Yanzi Gou, C. Remzi Becer, David M. Haddleton and Matthew I. Gibson, Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 107-113.


Preprint:Preparation of glycopolymers by CCTP and click chemistry

Yan Gou, D.M.Haddleton, 2010


Preprint:Preparation and characterisation of glycopolymers by CCTP and click chemistry

Yan Gou, D.M.Haddleton, 2010


More papers are coming...



  • Guanghua Scholarship, November 2007
  • Excellent Student of College, June 2007
  • Scholarship from China Scholarship Council, December 2008
  • RSC Travel Bursary, July 2010





Yanzi Gou 


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Mailing address:
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Library Road, CV4 7AL
Coventry, UK