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Professor Dr. Shuo SHI




Shuo Shi

School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tongji University



Rm. 548, Chemistry Building

Siping Road 1239, Shanghai 200092, P. R. China












I     Research Area


1. Rational design of novel anticancer drugs and indicate the possible anticancer mechanisms of complexes at the molecular and cellular level


2. Gene detection of serious diseases and biomarkers


3. Molecular machine and devices design based on DNA



II    Honors & Awards


1. Youth Post Expert of Tongji University


2. Outstanding Young Teacher of Tongji University


3. Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics


4. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research


5. Editorial Board Member, Telomere and Telomerase



III  Academic Achievements


His research is focused on metal based anticancer drugs, gene detection of serious disease, and DNA based molecular machine and devices. He is the author of over 50 peer reviewed publications.





1. Rational design for small molecules that can stabilize or unfold G-quadruplex and preliminary study on gene therapy for ALS (National Natural Science Foundation of China)


2. Synthesis of Ru complexes which can target G-quadruplex in the oncogene promoter region and the anticancer mechanisms studies (National Natural Science Foundation of China)


3. Selectively recognition of G-quadruplexes and I-motif through chiral dinuclear Ru and Ir complexes (National Natural Science Foundation of China)





53. Ru-Ru Gao, Shuo Shi,* Ying Zhu, Hai-Liang Huang, and Tian-Ming Yao*, A RET-Supported Logic Gate Combinatorial Library to Enable Modeling and Implementation of Intelligent Logic Functions, Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 1853-1861.  (IF=9.211).


52. Juanjuan Li, Shuo Shi* and Tianming Yao*, Three label-free thrombin aptasensors based on aptamers and [Ru(bpy)2(o-mopip)]2+, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 1361–1367. (IF= 4.726)


51. Ying Zhu, Shuo Shi*, Ru-ru Gao, Hai-liang Huang, Yan-yan Zhu, Xiao-yan Lv, Tian-ming Yao*, Ultrasensitive and Universal Fluorescent Aptasensor for the Detection of Biomolecules (ATP, Adenosine and Thrombin) Based on DNA/Ag Nanoclusters Fluorescence Light-up System, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 79,205-212. (IF= 6.409).


50. Hailiang Huang, Shuo Shi*, Xing Gao, Ruru Gao, Ying Zhu, Xuewen Wu, Ruimin Zang, and Tianming Yao*, A universal label-free fluorescent aptasensor based on Ru complex and quantum dots for adenosine, dopamine and 17β-estradiol detection, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 79,198-204. (IF= 6.409).


49. Shuo Shi,* Xing Gao, Junliang Yao, Hailiang Huang, Juan Zhao, and Tianming Yao, Effect of the Ancillary Ligands on the Spectral Properties and G-quadruplexes DNA Binding Behaviours: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 13390 – 13400.


48. Shuo Shi*, Jin-Hong Xu, Xing Gao, Hai-Liang Huang and Tian-Ming Yao*, Binding Behaviours for Different Types of DNA G-quadruplexes: Enantiomers of [Ru(bpy)2(L)]2+ (L= dppz, dppz-idzo), Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 11435 – 11445.


47. Hailiang Huang, Shuo Shi*, Xuyue Zheng,Tianming Yao*, Sensitive detection for coralyne and mercury ions based on homo-A/T DNA by exonuclease signal amplification, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2015, 71, 439–444.


46. Xuyue Zheng, Tianming Yao*, Shuo Shi*, Copper-modulated Silver Nanoclusters as An On-Off-On Fluorescence Probe for the Selective Detection of L-histidine, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2015, 66, 103-108.


45. Xing Gao, Shuo Shi*, Jun-Liang Yao, Juan Zhao and Tian-Ming Yao*, Impacts of terminal modification of [Ru(phen)2dppz]2+ on the luminescence properties: a theoretical study, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 19264–19274.


44. Xing Gao, Li Wang*, Hai-Liang Huang, Lin-Lin Wang, Jun-Liang Yao, Shuo Shi and Tian-Ming Yao*, Molecular “light switch” [Ru(phen)2dppzidzo]2+ monitoring the aggregation of tau, Analyst, 2015, 140, 7513–7517.


43. Xiao-Hui Lu, Shuo Shi*, Jun-Liang Yao, Xing Gao, Hai-Liang Huang, Tian-Ming Yao*, Two structurally analogous ruthenium complexes as naked-eye and reversible molecular “light switch” for G-quadruplex DNA, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 140 (2014) 64–71.


42. Linlin Wang, Tianming Yao*, Shuo Shi*, Yanlin Cao, Wenliang Sun A label-free fluorescent probe for Hg2+ and biothiols based on graphene oxide and Ru-complex, Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 5320.


41. Shuo Shi*, Tianming Yao*, Liangnian Ji, DNA molecular light switch and biosensors based on ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes, Scientia Sinica Chimica, 2014, 44 (4): 460-470.


40. Yanlin Cao, Shuo Shi*, Linlin Wang, Junliang Yao and Tianming Yao*, Ultrasensitive fluorescence detection of heparin based on quantum dots and a functional ruthenium polypyridyl complex, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2014, 55, 174-179.


39. Shuo Shi*, Shane Gao,‡ Tongcheng Cao, Jie liu, Xing Gao, Jian Hao, Chunyan Lv, Hailiang Huang, Jun Xu*, Tianming Yao*,Targeting Human Telomeric G-quadruplex DNA and Inhibition of Telomerase Activity with [(dmb)2Ru(obip)Ru(dmb)2]4+, PloS ONE, 2013, 8(12), e84419.


38. Shuo Shi*, Xin Wang, Wenliang Sun, Xiangyang Wang, Tianming Yao*, Liangnian Ji, Label-free fluorescent DNA biosensors based on metallointercalators and nanomaterials, Methods, 2013, 64, 305-314. Invited; this article is part of the collection: Recent Advances in DNA-based Biosensors, special issue.


37. Shuo Shi*, Hai-Liang Huang, Xing Gao, Jun-Liang Yao,Chun-Yan Lv, Juan Zhao, Wen-Liang Sun, Tian-Ming Yao*, Liang-Nian Ji,A comparative study of the interaction of two structurally analogous ruthenium complexes with human telomeric G-quadruplex DNA, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2013,121,19-27.


36..Ting-Ting Cheng, Junliang Yao, Xing Gao, Shuo Shi* and Tianming Yao*, A new fluorescence “switch on” assay for heparin detection by using a functional ruthenium polypyridyl complex, Analyst, 2013, 138, 3483–3489.


35. Junliang Yao, Xing Gao, Wenliang Sun, Tianming Yao*, Shuo Shi*, and Liangnian Ji, Molecular Hairpin: A Possible Model for Inhibition of Tau Aggregation by Tannic Acid, Biochemistry 2013, 52, 1893−1902.


34. Wenliang Sun, Junliang Yao, Tianming Yao* and Shuo Shi*, Label-free fluorescent DNA sensor for the detection of silver ions based on molecular light switch Ru complex and unmodified quantum dots, Analyst, 2013,138, 421-424.


33. Jun-Liang Yao, Xing Gao, Wenliang Sun, Shuo Shi* and Tian-Ming Yao, [Ru(bpy)2dppz-idzo]2+: A colorimetric molecular “light switch” and powerful stabilizer for G-quadruplex DNA, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 5661–5672.


32. Shuo Shi,* Juan Zhao, Xing Gao, Chunyan Lv, Li Yang, Jian Hao, Hailiang Huang, Junliang Yao, Wenliang Sun, Tianming Yao,* and Liangnian Ji, Molecular “light switch” for G-quadruplexes DNA: Cycling the Switch On and Off, Dalton Trans, 2012., 41, 5789–5793.


31. Shuo Shi,* Chunyan Lv, Xing Gao, Juan Zhao, Junliang Yao, Wenliang Sun, Hailing Huang, Tianming Yao,* Liangnian Ji, [Ru(bpy)2(bppp)]2+ binds two different forms of the human telomeric G-quadruplex structure, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2012, 24, 212–215.


30. Yao Junliang, Gao Xing, Sun Wenliang, Fan Xuezhong, Shi Shuo*, Yao Tianming*, A Naked-Eye On–Off–On Molecular “Light Switch” Based on a Reversible “Conformational Switch” of G-Quadruplex DNA, Inorg.Chem., 2012,51, 12591-12593.


29. Wenliang Sun, Tianming Yao* and Shuo Shi*, A molecular light switch Ru complex and quantum dots for the label-free, aptamer-based detection of thrombin, Analyst, 2012, 137, 1550–1552.


28. Dan-Jing Yang, Shuo Shi*, Tian-Ming Yao*, Liang-Nian Ji, Cooperative folding of tau peptide by coordination of group IIB metal cations during heparin-induced aggregation, Biometals, 2012, 25,361–372.


27. Shuo Shi, *Juan Zhao, Xiaoting Geng, Tianming Yao, * Hailiang Huang, Tianlin Liu, Lengfeng Zheng, Zonghui Li, Danjing Yang, and Liangnian Ji, Molecular “light switch” for G-quadruplexes and i-motif of human telomeric DNA: [Ru(phen)2(dppz)]2+, Dalton Trans, 2010, 39,2490-2493.


26. Shuo Shi *, Xiaoting Geng, Juan. Zhao, Tianming Yao*, Chaoran Wang, Danjing Yang, Lengfeng Zheng, Liangnian Ji, Interaction of [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)]2+ with human telomeric DNA: preferential binding to G-quadruplexes over i-motif, Biochimie, 2010, 92, 370-377.


25. Shuo Shi*, Tian-ming Yao, Xiao-ting Geng, Ling-feng Jiang, Jie Liu, Qing-yuan Yang, and Liangnian Ji, Synthesis, characterization and DNA-binding of chiral complexes D- and L- [Ru(bpy)2(pyip)]2+, Chirality, 2009, 21, 276-283.


24. Shuo Shi*, Tian Xie, Tian-Ming Yao, Chao-Ran Wang, Xiao-Ting Geng, Dan-Jing Yang, Lin-Jie Han, Liang-Nian Ji, Synthesis, characterization, DNA-binding and DNA-photocleavage studies of [Ru(bpy)2(pmip)]2+ and [Ru(phen)2(pmip)]2+ (pmip = 2-(2′-pyrimidyl)imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, Polyhedron, 2009,18, 1355–1361.


23. Shuo Shi, Jie Liu, Tianming Yao, Xiaoting Geng, Lingfeng Jiang, Qingyuan Yang, Lin Cheng, and Liangnian Ji, Promoting the Formation and Stabilization of G-Quadruplex by Dinuclear RuII Complex Ru2(obip)L4, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47 (8), 2910-2912.


22. Shuo Shi*, Tian-ming Yao, Xiao-ting Geng, Liang-nian Ji, 1,2-Bis[amino(pyrimidin-2-yl)methylene]hydrazine dehydrate, Acta Crystallographica Section E, 2008, o272.


21. Shuo Shi, Cai-Ping Tan, Jie Liu,and Liang-Nian Ji, Conformation Conversion and Stabilization of G-Quadruplex by Dinuclear RuII Complex [(bpy)2Ru(obip)Ru(bpy)2]4+, Journal of biomolecular structure dynamics, 2007,24, 706.


20. Shuo Shi, Jie Liu, Jun Li, Kang-Cheng Zheng, Xiao-Mei Huang, Cai-Ping Tan, Lan-Mei Chen and Liang-Nian Ji, Synthesis, characterization and DNA-binding of novel chiral complexes D- and L- [Ru(bpy)2L]2+ (L= o-mopip and p-mopip), Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 100 (2006) 385–395


19. Shuo Shi, Jie Liu, Jun Li, Kang C. Zheng, Cai P. Tan, Lan M. Chen and Liang N. Ji, Electronic effect of different positions of the –NO2 group on the DNA-intercalator of chiral complexes [Ru(bpy)2L]2+ (L = o-npip, m-npip and p-npip), J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2005, 2038– 2046.


18. Juan Zhao, Shuo Shi,* Tianming Yao* and Zhongfei Tan, Aqua[4ʹ-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2ʹ:6ʹ,2ʹʹ-terpyridine]nitratocopper(II) nitrate [4ʹ-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2ʹ:6ʹ,2ʹʹ-terpyridine] dinitratocopper(II) monohydrate, Acta Cryst. (2011). E67, m346.


17. Du Liu, Yanan Liu, Chuan Wang, Shuo Shi, Dongdong Sun, Feng Gao,* Qianling Zhang,* and Jie Liu*, Polypyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium(II): Stabilization of G-quadruplex DNA and Inhibition of Telomerase Activity, ChemPlusChem, 2012, 77, 551-562.


16.Dan-Jing Yang, Shuo Shi, Tian-Ming Yao,* and Liang-Nian Ji, The Impacts of Hg(II) Tightly Binding on the Alzheimer’s Tau Construct R3: Misfolding and Aggregation, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2011, 84, 1362-1367.


15. Wenliang Sun, Shuo Shi and Tianming Yao*, Graphene oxide–Ru complex for label-free assay of DNA sequence and potassium ions via fluorescence resonance energy transfer, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2472–2474.


14. Dan-Jing Yang, Shuo Shi, Leng-Feng Zheng, Tian-Ming Yao*, Liang-Nian Ji, Mercury(II) Promotes the In Vitro Aggregation of Tau Fragment Corresponding to the Second Repeat of Microtubule-Binding Domain: Coordination and Conformational Transition, Biopolymers, 2010, 93,1100-1107.


13. Lin-Jie Han, Shuo Shi, Leng-Feng Zheng, Dan-Jing Yang, Tian-Ming Yao* and Liang-Nian Ji, Flavonoids Inhibit Heparin-Induced Aggregation of the Third Repeat (R3) of Microtubule-Binding Domain of Alzheimer’s Tau Protein, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2010, 83, 911–922.


12. Lian-Cai Xu, Shuo Shi, Jun Li, Si-Yan Liao, Kang-Cheng Zheng and Liang-Nian Ji, A combined computational and experimental study on DNA-photocleavage of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(bpy)2(L)]2+ (L = pip, o-mopip and p-mopip), J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2008, 2, 291-301.


11. Ya-Nan Liu, Shuo Shi, Wen-Jie Mei, Cai-Ping Tan,Lan Mei Chen, Jie Liu, Wen-Jie Zheng and Liang-Nian Ji, In vitro and in vivo investigations on the antiviral activity of a series of mixed-valence rare earth borotungstate heteropoly blues, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 43, 1963-1970.


10. Li Fenglian, Shi Shuo, Yao Tianming*, The Application of Macrocyclic Complexes in Cleavage of Nucleic Acids, Chemistry, 2008, 731-738.


9. Liu Jie , Mei Wenjie, Shi Shuo, Tan Caiping, Chen Jincan, Zheng Kangcheng, Ji Liangnian, Synthesis, Antitumor Activity and Structure-Activity Relationships of a Series of Ru(II) Complexes, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 102 (2008) 193-202.


8. Xu, Lian-Cai; Li, Jun; Shi, Shuo; Zheng, Kang-Cheng; Ji, Liang-Nian.   DFT/TDDFT studies on electronic absorption and emission spectra of [Ru(bpy)2(L)]2+ (L=pip, o-mopip and p-mopip) in aqueous solution. THEOCHEM (2008), 855(1-3), 77-81.


7. Caiping Tan, Jie Liu, Lanmei Chen, Shuo Shi and Liangnian Ji, Synthesis, Structural Characteristics, DNA Binding Properties and Cytotoxicity Studies of a Series of Ru(III) Complexes. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 102 (2008) 1644-1653.


6. Caiping Tan, Jie Liu, Hong Li, Wenjie Zheng, Shuo Shi, Lanmei Chen and       Liangnian Ji, Differences in Structure, Physiological Stability, Electrochemistry, Cytotoxicity, DNA and Protein Binding Properties between Two Ru(III) Complexes,Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 102 (2008) 347-358.


5. Lan-Mei Chen, Jie Liu, Jin-Can Chen, Cai-Ping Tan, Shuo Shi, Kang-Cheng Zheng and Liang-Nian Ji.Synthesis, characterization, DNA-binding and spectral properties of complexes [Ru(L)4(dppz)]2+ (L=Im and MeIm), Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 102 (2008) 330-341.


4. Lan-Mei Chen, Jie Liu, Jin-Can Chen, Shuo Shi, Cai-Ping Tan, Kang-Cheng Zheng and Liang-Nian Ji, Experimental and theoretical studies on the DNA-binding and spectral properties of water-soluble complex [Ru(MeIm)4(dpq)]2+, Journal of Molecular Structure,881, 2008, 156-166.


3. Jie Liu, Shuo Shi, Liang-Nian Ji and Wen-Jie Mei, Investigation on DNA binding and photo-cleavage properties of water-soluble porphyrin  and metalloporphyrins, Transition Metal Chemistry; 2005, 30, 684-690.


2. Jie Liu, Wenjie Mei, Anxing Li, Caiping Tan, Shuo Shi, Liangnian Ji,Inhibition of Influenza Virus Infections in MDCK Cells by Rare Earth Borotungstates Heteropoly Blues with Mixed Valence, Chemical Journal of Chinese University, 2004, 25, 1-6.


1. Jie Liu, Wen-Jie Mei, An-Wu Xu, Cai-Ping Tan, Shuo Shi, Liang-Nian Ji, Synthesis, characterization and antiviral activity against influenza virus of a series of novel manganese-substituted rare earth borotungstates heteropolyoxometalates, Antiviral Research, 2004, 62, 65-71.

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