School of Global Health


HU Qinqin

PhD, Associate Professor


Office Phone: +86(0)21-63846590

Research Interest: functional nucleic acids and biosensors for food safety and disease diagnosis.


Dr. Qinqin Hu received her Ph.D. degree in biosystem engineering from Zhejiang University (2016), finished her postdoctoral training, and worked as an assistant professor at Institutes of Biomedicine of Fudan University (2016-2021). She is now an associate professor at School of Global Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (2022-now). Dr. Hu’s expertise is in the areas of establishing biosensors and screening functional nucleic acids. In particular, she is interested in developing innovative optical nanomaterial-based biosensors for rapid detection of hazards and pathogens in food and the environment, as well as selection of aptamers or DNAzymes for disease diagnostic and identification of molecules related to diseases. Dr. Hu has published 8 papers (total IF > 100) as the first author, wherein there are 3 papers with an impact factor of over 10. Her publications have been cited > 470 times (ESI = 1). She has published one academic book and authorized or applied 4 patents. Dr. Hu has hosted 4 research projects including the Youth Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.


  • Qinqin Hu#; Zheyan Fang#; Junbo Ge*; Hua Li*. “Nanotechnology for Cardiovascular Diseases.” The Innovation 2022, 3(2): 100214. (IF=16)

  • Qinqin Hu#; Hua Li#; Lihua Wang; Hongzhou Gu*; Chunhai Fan*. “DNA Nanotechnology Enabled Drug Delivery systems.” Chemical Reviews 2019, 119(10): 6459-6506. (IF=60.6)

  • Qinqin Hu#; Sheng Wang; Lihua Wang; Hongzhou Gu*; Chunhai Fan*. “DNA Nanostructure-Based Systems for Intelligent Delivery of Therapeutic Oligonucleotides.” Advanced Healthcare Materials 2018, 7, 1-19. (IF=9.9)

  • Qinqin Hu#; Ronghui Wang; Hong Wang; Michael F. Slavik; Yanbin Li*. “Selection of Acrylamide-Specific Aptamers by a Quartz Crystal Microbalance Combined SELEX Method and Their Application in Rapid and Specific Detection of Acrylamide.” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2018, 273, 220-227. (IF=7.5)

  • Qinqin Hu#; Yingchun Fu; Xiahong Xu; Zhaohui Qiao; Ronghui Wang;Ying Zhang; Yanbin Li*. “A Colorimetric Detection of Acrylamide in Potato Chips Based on Nucleohile-Initiated Thiol-Ene Michael Addition.” Analyst 2016, 141, 1136-1143. (IF=4.6)

  • Qinqin Hu#; Xiahong Xu; Yingchun Fu; Yanbin Li*. “Rapid methods for Detecting Acrylamide in Thermally Processed Foods: A Review.” Food Control 2015, 56, 135-146. (IF=4.2)

  • Qinqin Hu#; Xiahong Xu; Zhanming Li; Ying Zhang; Jianping Wang; Yingchun Fu; Yanbin Li*. “Detection of Acrylamide in Potato Chips Using a Fluorescent Sensing Method Based on Acrylamide Polymerization-Induced Distance Increase Between Quantum Dots.” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2014, 54, 64-71. (IF=10.6)