GAN Quan


Phone: 18872488983

Email: ganquan@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Supramolecular chemistry

Quan Gan was born in 1982 in Wuhan, China. He received bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Organic Chemistry from Central China Normal University in 2005 and 2008. After that, he took part in a joint doctoral programme under the supervision of Prof. Hua Jiang at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Ivan Huc at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, Bordeaux, working toward the synthesis and the characterization of aromatic foldamers to mimic the structures and functions of biomacromolecules, and received his Ph.D. degree in early 2013. In 2013/2014, he worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge under the guidance of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke. He has been a Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, since December 2014. His research group has focused on the development of molecular systems possessing bio-inspired, complex structures and functions, such as self-replication, efficient catalysis, and molecular information transfer.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and University of Bordeaux, European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, France


ME in Organic Chemistry, Central China Normal University


BS in Applied Chemistry, Central China Normal University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Marie Curie experienced researcher, University of Cambridge

Courses Taught

1.Organic Chemistry and Experiment (for undergraduate student)

2.Supramolecular chemistry (for undergraduate student)

3.Organic Chemistry Experiment (for graduated student)

Awards and Honors


Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation


Marie Curie Scholarship, European Research Council, European Union


Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China

2.Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province

Selected Publications

[1] J. Zhang, D. Luo, C. Ma, L. Huang, Q. Gan*, Hierarchical communication of chirality for aromatic oligoamide sequences. Nature Communications, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22984-6.

[2] Q. Gan, X. Wang, B. Kauffmann, F. Rosu, Y. Ferrand, I. Huc*, Translation of rod-like template sequences into homochiral assemblies of stacked helical oligomers. Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 447-452.

[3] Q. Gan, Y. Ferrand, C. Bao, B. Kauffmann, A. Grélard, H. Jiang*, I. Huc*, Helix-rod host-guest complexes with shuttling rates much faster than disassembly. Science, 2011, 331, 1172-1175.

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