Publications

2020

  • [32] Ya-Jun Yang, Hai-Long Dong, Xiao-Wei Qiang, Hang Fu, Er-Chi Zhou, Chen Zhang, Lei Yin, Xuefeng Chen, Fuchao Jia, Liang Dai, Zhi-Jie Tan, and Xing-Hua Zhang, “Cytosine methylation enhances DNA condensation revealed by equilibrium measurements using magnetic tweezers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., in press, (2020) https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.9b11957

  • [31] Liang Dai, “Developing the tube theory for polymer knots”, Phys. Rev. Research (Rapid Comm.) 2, 022014(R), (2020)

  • [30] Olafs Vandans (#equal contribution), Kaiyuan Yang (#equal contribution), Zhongtao Wu, and Liang Dai. “Identifying knot types of polymer conformations by machine learning”, Physical Review E, 101, 022502 (2020) DOI, Featured in Physics, Editors’ Suggestion, Nature Research Highlight

  • [29] Hang Fu, Chen Zhang, Xiao-Wei Qiang, Ya-Jun Yang, Liang Dai, Zhi-Jie Tan, and Xing-Hua Zhang. “Opposite effects of high-valent cations on the elasticities of DNA and RNA duplexes revealed by magnetic tweezers”, Physical Review Letters, 124, 058101 (2020) DOI

2019

  • [28] Rajesh K. Sharma, Ishita Agrawal, Liang Dai, Patrick S. Doyle, and Slaven Garaj. “Complex DNA knots detected with a nanopore sensor”, Nature Communications, 10, 4473 (2019) DOI

  • [27] Liang Dai, Beatrice W. Soh, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Effects of side chains on polymer knots”, Macromolecules, 52, 6792-6800 (2019) DOI

  • [26] Beatrice W. Soh, Alexander R. Klotz, Liang Dai, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Conformational State Hopping of Knots in Tensioned Polymer Chains”, ACS Macro Lett., 8, 905−911 (2019) DOI

—— Since joining CityU ——

2018

  • [25] Liang Dai, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Universal knot spectra for confined polymers”, Macromolecules, 51, 6327-6333 (2018) DOI

2017

  • [24] Liang Dai, J. J. Jones, A. R. Klotz, S. Levy and Patrick S. Doyle. “Nanoconfinement greatly speeds up the nucleation and the annealing in single-DNA collapse”, Soft Matter, 13, 6363-6371 (2017) DOI

  • [23] Liang Dai, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Invited paper: Trapping a Knot into Tight Conformations by Intra-Chain Repulsions”, Polymers, 9, 57 (2017) DOI

2016

  • [22] Liang Dai, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Effects of Intrachain Interactions on the Knot Size of a Polymer”, Macromolecules, 49, 7581–7587 (2016) DOI

  • [21] Liang Dai, C. Benjamin Renner, and Patrick S. Doyle. “The polymer physics of single DNA confined in nanochannel”, Advances in colloid and interface science, 232, 80-100 (2016) DOI

2015

  • [20] Liang Dai, C. Benjamin Renner, Jie Yan and Patrick S. Doyle. “Coil-globule transition of a single semiflexible chain in slitlike confinement”, Scientific Reports, 5, 18438 (2015) DOI

  • [19] Peiwen Cong, Liang Dai (co-first author), Hu Chen, Johan R. C. van der Maarel, Patrick S. Doyle, and Jie Yan. “Revisiting the Anomalous Bending Elasticity of Sharply Bent DNA”, Biophysical Journal, 109, 2338-2351 (2015) DOI

  • [18] Liang Dai, C. Benjamin Renner, and Patrick S. Doyle Metastable knots in confined semiflexible chains Macromolecules, 48, 2812−2818 (2015) DOI

  • [17] Liang Dai, C. Benjamin Renner, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Origin of metastable knots in flexible chains”, Physical Review Letters, 114, 037801 (2015) DOI

2014

  • [16] Liang Dai, C. Benjamin Renner, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Metastable tight knots in semiflexible chains”, Macromolecules, 47, 6135−6140 (2014) DOI

  • [15] Liang Dai, Johan R.C. van der Maarel, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Extended de Gennes Regime of DNA Confined in a Nanochannel”, Macromolecules, 47, 2445−2450 (2014) DOI

2013

  • [14] Bing-Rui Zhou, Hanqiao Feng, Hidenori Kato, Liang Dai, Yuedong Yang, Yaoqi Zhou, Yawen Bai. “Structural insights into the histone H1-nucleosome complex”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110, 19390-19395 (2013) DOI

  • [13] C. Zhang, A. Hernandez-Garcia, K. Jiang, Z. Gong, D. Guttula, S. Y. Ng, P. Malar, J. van Kan, Liang Dai, P. Doyle, R. de Vries, J. van der Maarel. “Amplified stretch of bottlebrush-coated DNA in nanofluidic channels”, Nucleic Acids Research, 41(20),e189, (2013) DOI

  • [12] C. Zhang, D. Guttula, F. Liu, P. Malar, S. Y. Ng, Liang Dai, P. Doyle, J. van Kan, and J. van der Maarel. “Effect of H-NS on the elongation and compaction of single DNA molecules in a nanospace”, Soft Matter, 9, 9593 (2013) DOI

  • [11] Liang Dai, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Comparisons of a polymer in confinement versus applied force”, Macromolecules, 46, 6336 (2013) DOI

  • [10] Liang Dai, Douglas R. Tree, Johan R.C. van der Maarel, Kevin D. Dorfman, and Patrick S. Doyle. “Revisiting blob theory for DNA diffusivity in slitlike confinement”, Physical Review Letters, 110, 168105 (2013) DOI

  • [9] Zhixiu Li, Yuedong Yang, Jian Zhan, Liang Dai, and Yaoqi Zhou. “Energy functions in de novo protein design: current challenges and future prospects”, Annual Review of Biophysics, 42, 315-335 (2013) DOI

2012

  • [8] Liang Dai, Siow Yee Ng, Patrick S. Doyle, and Johan R.C. van der Maarel. “Conformation model of back-folding and looping of a single DNA molecule confined inside a nanochannel”, ACS Macro Letters, 1, 1046, (2012) DOI

  • [7] Liang Dai, Johan R.C. van der Maarel and Patrick S. Doyle. “Effect of nanoslit confinement on the knotting probability of circular DNA”, ACS Macro Letters, 1, 732, (2012) DOI

  • [6] Liang Dai, Jeremy J. Jones, Johan R.C. van der Maarel and Patrick S. Doyle. “A systematic study of DNA conformation in slitlike confinement”, Soft Matter, 8, 2972 – 2982, (2012) DOI

2011

  • [5] Liang Dai, Yaoqi Zhou. “Characterizing the Existing and Potential Structural Space of Proteins by Large-Scale Multiple Loop Permutations”, Journal of Molecular Biology, 408, 585–595 (2011) DOI

2010

  • [4] Liang Dai, Yuedong Yang, Hyung Rae Kim, Yaoqi Zhou. “Improving computational protein design by using structure-derived sequence profile”, Proteins, 78, 2338-2348, (2010) DOI

2008

  • [3] Liang Dai, Yuguang Mu, Lars Nordenskiöld, and Johan R.C. van der Maarel. “Molecular dynamics simulation of multivalent ion mediated DNA attraction”, Physical Review Letters, 100, 118301 (2008) DOI

2007

  • [2] Liang Dai, Yuguang Mu, Lars Nordenskiöld, Alain Lapp and Johan R.C. van der Maarel. Charge structure and counterion distribution in hexagonal DNA liquid crystal Biophysical Journal, 92, 947-958 (2007) DOI

2004

  • [1] Liang Dai and Qing Chen. ‘Comment on: “Quantum cooperative games”', Physics Letter A, 328, 414-415 (2004) DOI