Analyst Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2019 Winner

Analyst is delighted to announce the winner of our 2019 Emerging Investigator Lectureship, Yi-Lun Ying. This Lectureship was launched to be a platform for an early career analytical scientist to raise the profile of the analytical sciences to the wider scientific community and general public.

Yilun Ying

Dr. Yi-Lun Ying received her B.Sc in Fine Chemistry (2009), and Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry (2014) from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST). After a doctoral exchange study in the University of Birmingham (2014), Dr. Ying carried out her postdoctoral research on nanopore single-molecule analysis and nanoscaled biosensors at ECUST. Since 2016, she started her independent work on the nanopore electrochemistry at ECUST. In 2019, she was promoted to professor at State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science in Nanjing University and also acted as a co-PI at the Chemistry and Biomedicine Innovation Center.

Dr. Ying currently focuses on developing electro-optical nanopore sensing modules for addressing peptide/protein sequencing and revealing the heterogeneous structure-activity relationship of the single biomolecules. To push the detection limit of the electrochemical measurement, her team is currently exploring the advanced artificial intelligence for nanopore arrays and innovating new sensing mechanisms to reserve the richest single molecule dynamics.

Dr. Ying’s work has been recognized by several awards and honors, including the L’Oreal-UNESCO International Rising Talents (2016), Excellent Young Scholars of National Natural Science Foundation of China (2019), National Ten Thousand Talent Program for Young Top-Notch Talent (2019). She has also served as an Editor for Results in Chemistry from its inception.

Once again, we offer our warmest congratulations to Yi-Lun on her acheivement!


Read some of Dr Ying’s most recent Analyst papers here*:

A thumb-size electrochemical system for portable sensors
Analyst, 2018, 143, 2760-2764
The analysis of single cysteine molecules with an aerolysin nanopore
Analyst, 2020,145, 1179-1183
Analyst, 2020,145, 2510-2514
*Free to read until July 15th with an RSC publishing account
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