Chunhai Fan, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020
For developing new tools for imaging, diagnosis and therapy of cancers and other important diseases.

DNA Computer Can Do Math, May Have Clinical and Diagnostic Potential

Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | September 13, 2023

Ground has been broken on developing “computers” made of DNA. Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China demonstrated that they could build DNA integrated circuits (DICs) for general-purpose, meaning that the integrated circuits allow software programming and are not fixed to perform a certain function. These general-purpose DICs were shown to be capable of solving math problems and identifying molecular biomarkers, showing that these DNA computers might one day prove useful for clinical and diagnostic applications.

The peer-reviewed research article, “DNA-based programmable gate arrays for general-purpose DNA computing,” was published today in Nature… Continue reading.


Dr. Chunhai Fan Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Chunhai Fan, Ph.D., Professor, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Dr. Fan was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “developing new tools for imaging, diagnosis and therapy of cancers and other important diseases.