主题：Supramolecular two-dimensional materials for biological applications
Prof. Yongju Kimi a currently Associate Professor at Department of Integrative Energy Engineering, College of Engineering, Korea University. Dr. Kim obtained his degrees of Bachelor and Ph.D. at Seoul National University (SNU), in 2005 and 2012, respectively. After his postdoctoral training at SNU and Jilin University for two years. Dr. Kim became associate professor at Jilin University in 2014, and moved back to his home country at 2019. His research has been well recognized in the community of supramolecular chemistry, and he is currently on the International Advisory Board in Chem. Asian J..
Supramolecular chemistry based on non-covalent intermolecular interactions is an attractive tool for the sophisticated fabrication of various nanostructures. Among the various supramolecular structures, 2D sheet structures are interesting materials due to their extremely high surface area coupled with many unique chemical and physical properties, thereby offering the potential for new functional materials. In particular, the use of supramolecular 2D materials in biological applications can improve target molecule detection sensitivity, molecular loading, and bio-conjugation efficiency. Herein, I present functional supramolecular 2D materials that have a range of impressive applications. Synthetic aromatic amphiphiles are introduced as highly suitable building blocks for creating well-defined supramolecular 2D structures due to their rigid structure and π–π stacking of aromatic groups. These materials have been developed for chiral separations, vesicular transformations, myoblast stimulations, microbial agglutination regulations, and pH-responsive chiral inversions.