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Jiyu Fang’s article Design of β-CD–surfactant complex-coated liquid crystal droplets for the detection of cholic acid via competitive host–guest recognition was featured on the cover of Chemical Communications.

The article showcases Fang’s work on the engineering of liquid crystal droplet-based biosensors for detecting the biomarker of liver disease through guest-host recognition.

Jiyu Fang is an Associate Professor in the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center with research foci in Biological Interfaces, Nano-scale Science and Engineering, Molecular Self-Assembly, Polymer Thin Films, Biotechnology, Soft Lithography, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Liquid Crystal Imaging Techniques.

Chemical Communications is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry covering urgent high-quality communications from across the chemical sciences.

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