Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1997
    B.Sc. (Biological sciences), Department of Biology Beijing Normal University, China

  • 1997 – 2002
    Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics), Department of Molecular Genetics Beijing Biotechnology Institute, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, China

  • 2004 – 2006
    CDF Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental Biology Division, National Institute for Medical Research, United Kingdom

  • 2007 – 2012
    Research Associate, Schools of Biochemistry & Physiology/Pharmacology University of Bristol, United Kingdom

  • 2012
    Wellcome Trust Strategic Support Funded Research Fellow Schools of Biochemistry University of Bristol, United Kingdom

  • Since 2012
    Chancellor's Fellow, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Since 2013
    Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Selected publications

  • Jones RA, Feng Y, Worth AJ, Thrasher AJ, Burns SO, Martin P. Modelling of human Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein mutants in zebrafish larvae using in vivo live imaging.

    J Cell Sci. (2013) 126(Pt 18):4077-84.

  • Levesque M, Feng Y, Martin P. Inflammation drives wound hyper-pigmentation by recruiting pigment cells to sites of tissue damage. Dis Model Mech (2013) 6(2):508-15.

  • Feng Y, Renshaw S, Martin P. Live imaging reveals pivotal role of Prostaglandin E2 for the trophic inflammatory response during tumour initiation. Current Biology (2012) 22(13): 1253-1259.

  • Feng Y, Santoriello C, Mione M, Hurlstone A, Martin P. (2010) Live Imaging of Innate Immune Cell Sensing of Transformed Cells in Zebrafish Larvae: Parallels between Tumor Initiation and Wound Inflammation PLoS Biol 8(12): e1000562


Selected projects

  • Live imaging and genetic analysis of the earliest events of tumour initiation, and the influence of inflammation, in a zebrafish model

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • British society of cell biology

  • British society of development

  • British society of immunology

  • British Association for Cancer Research

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • I love hiking and swimming and spend lots of my spare time painting, but now all my hobbies have to give way to my daughter Zoe!


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