Jing Liu

Jing Liu




Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
Ghent University
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Tel: 0032 9 264 80 47 (secretary)
Tel: 0032 9 264 80 63 (direct)
Fax: 0032 9 2648189



2012. 09- 2015. 07
Master/ Inorganic chemistry
Mainly research on nanomaterials and biophotonics in South China Normal University, P. R. China
2015. 09- Present
PhD Student
Biophotonic Imaging Group,  Lab. General Biochemistry & Physical Pharmacy, Ghent University


China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Summary of Research Project(s)

The research of Jing is focused on the intracellular delivery of contrast agents by photoporation, especially by the laser-induced vapor nanobubble (VNB) delivery method.
Plasmonic nanoparticles like gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) become heated after absorbing a short pulses of laser light. The water around the AuNPs will evaporate resulting in the formation ofwater vapour nanobubbles. When the thermal energy of the AuNPs is consumed, the VNB violently collapses causing local perforation of the cell membrane to which the AuNPs was attached. Compounds like contrast agents that are present in the cell medium can then enter into the cells through these transient membrane pores.