Keynote Speakers Details


Prof. Mirza Muhammad Faran Ashraf Baig /Assistant Professor

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology

Dr. Mirza Muhammad Faran Ashraf Baig is the assistant professor of Department of Chemistry at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research work mainly focuses on the construction and function of DNA nanomachines, which are cutting-edge and challenging topics. And he has published more 70 papers in international journals in related field in recent years. He has also been working on multilayered hybrid magnetic nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine for the last three years. He designed and constructed unique DNA motifs using a short circular DNA nanotechnology technique and functionalized these probes with fluorophores, gold nanoparticles, small molecular drugs, and peptide ligands. To achieve plasmon resonance effects, Prof. Mirza Muhammad Faran Ashraf Baig achieved nano-specific precision in organizing plasmonic nanoparticles on the nano DNA frameworks. His work on the DNA nanomachines provided an efficient fluorescence resonance energy transfer mechanism that realizes the bio-imaging, detection of biological events, and functions of the biomolecules.