Encapsulation of live cells by metal-organic frameworks for viability protection

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  • ReceivedNov 29, 2018
  • AcceptedDec 14, 2018
  • PublishedJan 18, 2019


Funded by

the National Key Basic Research Program of China(2014CB931801,2016YFA0200700)

the National Natural Science Foundation of China(2189038,21721002,21475029)

Frontier Science Key Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences(QYZDJ-SSW-SLH038)

and K. C. Wong Education Foundation.


This work was supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (2014CB931801 and 2016YFA0200700), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2189038, 21721002 and 21475029), Frontier Science Key Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (QYZDJ-SSW-SLH038), and K. C. Wong Education Foundation.

Interest statement

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Contributions statement

Sun C and Chang L conceived the idea, proposed the strategy, designed and performed the experiments, analyzed the results and wrote the manuscript. Hou K helped writing and modifying the manuscript. Liu S and Tang Z supervised the project, helped design of experiments, evaluated the data and wrote the manuscript.

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Chao Sun received his MSc degree in 2011 from Xinjiang University. Then he joined Tang’s group at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2012. He is now a PhD student and his research interest focuses on the synthesis and applications of porous materials.

Lin Chang received her MSc degree in 2010 from Beijing University of Technology. Then she joined National Center for Nanoscience and Technology as an assistant engineer (2011–2014). Now she is an engineer and her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

Zhiyong Tang obtained his PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000 under the direction of Professor Erkang Wang. After finishing his postdoctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and the Universtiy of Michigan, he returned to China and took a professor position at the end of 2006. His main research interest is focused on the preparation, assembly and applications of functional inorganic nanomaterials.


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