Guichi Zhu

Postdoctoral fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Université de Montréal, 2022-2023
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Université de Montréal, 2022

Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
McMaster University
HSC Room 4H32
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1

Tel. 905.525.9140 ext.28813

Brief Biography

Guichi completed his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering at Université de Montréal in January 2022, after which he decided to continue his journey by remaining within the same lab for his first postdoctoral research until July 2023. Then join Prof. Yingfu Li’s lab in August 2023 for the second period of postdoctoral research. Outside of the lab, Guichi loves playing and watching tennis, as well as skiing, hiking, badminton, and swimming.

Research Interests

Aptamer/DNAzyme selection, Pathogen diagnosis, Electrochemical DNA sensor, DNA-based isothermal amplification technology.


Engineering DNA Switches for DNA Computing Applications

Detection of microRNA using a polydopamine mediated bimetallic SERS substrate and a re-circulated enzymatic amplification system

A novel SERS-based magnetic aptasensor for prostate specific antigen assay with high sensitivity

Toward edges-rich MoS2 layers via chemical liquid exfoliation triggering distinctive magnetism

Sensitive detection of point mutation using exponential strand displacement amplification-based surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

A single quantum dot-based biosensor for DNA point mutation assay

A single quantum dot-based biosensor for telomerase assay

Direct and fast detection of chlorothalonil in soil samples using laser desorption VUV single photon post-ionization mass spectrometry

Quencher-Free Fluorescent Method for Homogeneously Sensitive Detection of MicroRNAs in Human Lung Tissues

Highly Sensitive Detection of Zearalenone in Feed Samples Using Competitive Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Immunoassay

Homogeneous and Label-Free Detection of MicroRNAs Using Bifunctional Strand Displacement Amplification-Mediated Hyperbranched Rolling Circle Amplification

A quantum dot-based microRNA nanosensor for point mutation assays

Simultaneous detection of mercury(ii) and silver(i) ions with picomolar sensitivity

Functional nucleic acid-based sensors for heavy metal ion assays

Sensitive detection of polynucleotide kinase using rolling circle amplification-induced chemiluminescence

Sensitive detection of methylated DNA using the short linear quencher–fluorophore probe and two-stage isothermal amplification assay

Homogeneous Bioluminescence Detection of Biomolecules Using Target-Triggered Hybridization Chain Reaction-Mediated Ligation without Luciferase Label

Conformations of Morpholine in Liquid and Adsorbed on Gold Nanoparticles Explored by Raman Spectroscopy and Theoretical Calculations

Highly sensitive detection of clenbuterol using competitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering immunoassay