Academic Posts

Cheung Kong Professor, Medical Systems Biology Research Center and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Research Interests

  • My research interest includes the development of DNA chips, protein chips, cell chips and lab-on-a-chip system, and the application of biochips in disease diagnostics, food safety testing and drug discovery.

Professional Experiences

1999-Present, Professor, Cheung Kong Professor, Tsinghua University, CHINA
2000-Present, Director, National Engineering Res. Ctr. for Beijing Biochip Tech., CHINA
1999-2001, Chief Technology Officer, Aviva Biosciences Corp, USA.
1996-1999, Principal Investigator, Nanogen Inc., USA
1996-1996, Research Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, USA
1986-1999, Electrical Engineer, Lecturer, Forensic Sciences at Southwest University, CHINA
1983-1986, Electrical Engineer, Ziyang Internal Combustion Locomotive Factory, CHINA


1992-1996, Postdoctoral, the University of Strathclyde (UK), the University of Aberdeen (UK) and University of Pennsylvania (USA)
1989-1992,Ph.D. Forensic Sciences, the University of Strathclyde, UK
1979-1983,B.E. Electrical Engineering, Tongji University, CHINA

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cheng has published 95 peer-reviewed papers and edited 8 books. In addition, he has obtained 28 European and US patents.
2008, Tanjiazhen Life Science Innovation Award
2008, HO LEUNG HO LEE Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation
2007, Second Prize of the National Awards for Technological Innovation
2004, National Young Scientist Award
2004, Qiushi Outstanding Youth Technology Transfer Award
2003, Distinguished Achievement Award for Oversea Scholars Returned

Selected Publications

1. Guo, Y., Chen, Z., Zhang, L., Zhou, F., Shi, S., Feng, X., Li, B., Meng, X., Ma, X., Luo, M., Shao, K., Li, N., Qiu, B., Mitchelson, K., Cheng, J. and He, J. Distinctive microRNA profiles relating to patient survival in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Research 68: 26-33 (2008)
2. Wang, L., Zhu, J., Deng C., Xing W. and Cheng, J. An automatic and quantitative on-chip cell migration assay using self-assembled monolayers combined with real-time cellular impedance sensing. Lab on a Chip 8: 872-878 (2008)
3. Shi, L., et al. The MicroArray Quality Control (MAQC) project shows inter- and intraplatform reproducibility of gene expression measurements. Nature Biotechnology 24:1151-1161(2006)
4. Cheng, J., Sheldon, E.L., Wu, L., Uribe, A., Gerrue, L.O., Heller, M.J. and O'Connell, J.P. Preparation and hybridization analysis of DNA/RNA from E. coli on microfabricated bioelectronic chips. Nature Biotechnology 16: 541-546 (1998)
5. Cheng, J., Shoffner, M.A., Hvichia, G.E., Kricka, L.J. and Wilding, P. Chip PCR. II. investigation of different PCR amplification systems in microfabricated silicon-glass chips. Nucleic Acids Research 22: 380-385 (1996)


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