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Dr Yi Jin

Dr Yi Jin

Research Fellow in Chemical Biology

+44 (0) 29 20870749
1.114, Y Prif Adeilad, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
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I enjoy using an interdisciplinary approach to studying protein structures and functions using X-ray crystallography, NMR, organic synthesis, in combination with biophysical and biochemical methods. This includes using suitable analogues to trap the multi-conformational enzymes in their relevant conformation to reveal the useful structural and chemical information. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify the catalytic mechanisms of key enzymes, such as phosphoryl transfer and carbohydrate processing enzymes, to develop novel compounds and proteins for medicinal purposes.

I am also actively involved in the International Student Exchange and Recruitment Scheme for the College


2008 - 2012:  PhD  University of Sheffield, UK  (with Prof. Jonathan Waltho and Prof. Mike Blackburn)

2005 - 2008:  MSc   Xiamen University, China (with Prof. Yufen Zhao)

2001 - 2005:  BSc  Xiamen University, China 

Career Overview:

2017 - present: University Research Fellow,  Cardiff University, School of Chemistry

2014 - 2017:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York, UK (Prof. Gideon Davies, FRS, FMedSci)

2012 - 2014:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sheffield, UK (Prof. Jonathan Waltho)

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2015 Young Observer for IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and General Assembly funded by RSC. 

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Early career member of British Biochemical Society

AMRSC of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Ambassador of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEM)









CH3405 Advanced Techniques in Organic and Biological Chemistry

Current major projects I am working on include:

* Structural studies on protein-protein interactions involved in sepsis.

* Structural and NMR studies of the catalysis of DNA-repairing enzymes.

* Catalytic mechanisms of small G proteins involving unnatural amino acid incorporation.

* Allosteric control of Alarmone (p)ppGpp synthetases and hydrolases involved in bacterial persistence. 

* Catalytic mechanisms of carbohydrate processing enzymes from gut microbiota involved in colon mucin degradation.