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Yanmiao Fan

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About me

I am Yanmiao Fan, I am a postdoc in the research group of Prof. Michael Malkoch at KTH since 2021.09. I also conducted my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Michael and my co-supervisor Prof. Annelie Brauner (Karolinska Institutet).

During my PhD, my research activities were mainly focused on the design of antibacterial polymeric materials (e.g. antibacterial dendritic polymers, nanogels, hydrogels) and development of new methodologies to combat drug resistant bacteria. Thanks to the finicial support from VR and KAW, I have the opportunity to further develop my research results in my postdoc research. I am trying to optimize the antibacterial materials as well as explore their commercial potential together with collaborators from RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Karolinska Institutet and Mölnlycke Health Care.

Educational background

2021- PhD in Fibre and Polymer Science, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry Technology and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

2016- MSc in Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Research Articles (First author)

1. Y. Fanet al., “Placenta Powder-Infused Thiol-Ene PEG Hydrogels as Potential Tissue Engineering Scaffolds”. Biomacromolecules, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1617-1626, 2023.


2. Y. Fan,et al., “Dendritic hydrogels induce immune modulation in human keratinocytes and effectively eradicate bacterial pathogens”.Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 41, 17180–17190

KTH press: Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body’s natural immune defense

KI press: Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body’s natural immune defense

3. Y. Fan,et al., “Nanogel encapsulated hydrogels as advanced wound dressings for the controlled delivery of antibiotics”. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31, 7, 2006453. (Front Cover: Adv. Funct. Mater. 7/2021)

KTH press: Nytt vapen mot bakteriella infektioner

4. Y. Fan,et al., “Self-assembled polyester dendrimer/cellulose nanofibril hydrogels with extraordinary antibacterial activity”. Pharmaceutics, 2020, 12, 12, 1139.


Polymer Chemistry (KF2130), assistant | Course web

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