We are pleased to announce that MBI/CBIS Principal Investigator, Assoc Prof Yan Jie, has been awarded an American Physical Society (APS) Fellowship for 2015.
APS Fellowships are given to scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to physics, in areas including education, research and industrial applications. In this regard, Dr Yan has received the fellowship for his exceptional contributions to the study of micro mechanics of bio-polymers.
Trained as a theoretical physicist, Dr Yan developed a keen interest in studying the mechanical regulation of several biological processes, in eukaryotes as well as in bacteria and viruses. At NUS, Dr Yan has successfully combined the use of state-of-the-art single molecule manipulation methods and imaging techniques with complex theoretical modeling to understand how the structural organization and functions of macro-molecules, such as DNA and proteins, and the dynamics of inter-molecular interactions between them are influenced by external as well as cellular forces.
Source: SciComms, MBI