Tenure track professors
One associate professor (tenure track) form the backbone of Åbo Akademi University’s Drug Development and Diagnostics Platform research profile:
Hongbo Zhang Associate Professor in Drug Discovery and Diagnostics 1.11.2018-31.10.2022 at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Previously Assistant Professor during 1.9.2016-31.10.2018.
Dr. Zhang earned his Ph.D. in 2012. He visited Prof. David A. Weitz’s group at Harvard University in March 2014 to October 2015. Zhang is specialized in nanomedicine, controlled drug delivery, microfluidics, imaging, molecular biology and drug metabolism. Zhang’s research focus is to bridge nanotechnology to biology, including utilizing functional nanoparticles on biomedical applications. He is an expert in microfluidics and aims to develop advanced drug delivery platforms and single cell screening tools with microfluidics in collaboration with Harvard University. Zhang is currently leading two research projects, from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation (2015-2018), Academy of Finland (2016-2019) and Sigrid Jusélius Foundation (2017-2020).
Fang Cheng Assistant Professor in Drug Discovery and Diagnostics 25.3.2017-31.3.2019 at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.