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

    Since 2018
    Reader ( Associate Professor)

Selected publications

  • Loynes CA, Lee JA, Robertson AL, Steel MJ, Ellett F, Feng Y, Levy BD, Whyte MKB, Renshaw SA. PGE(2) production at sites of tissue injury promotes an anti-inflammatory neutrophil phenotype and determines the outcome of inflammation resolution in vivo. Sci Adv. 2018 Sep 5;4(9):eaar8320.

  • Fernandez A, Vermeren M, Humphries D, Subiros-Funosas R, Barth N, Campana L, MacKinnon A, Feng Y*, Vendrell M. Chemical Modulation of in Vivo Macrophage Function with Subpopulation-Specific Fluorescent Prodrug Conjugates. ACS Cent Sci. 2017 Sep 27;3(9):995-1005.

  • Feng Y, Martin P. (2015). Imaging innate immune responses at tumour initiation: new insights from fish and flies. Nat Rev Cancer (2015) 15(9):556-62.

  • Antonio N, Bønnelykke-Behrndtz ML, Ward LC, Collin J, Christensen IJ, Steiniche T, Schmidt* H, Feng Y*, Martin P*. The wound inflammatory response exacerbates growth of pre-neoplastic cells and progression to cancer. EMBO J. 34(17):2219-36

  • Yan C, Huo X, Wang S, Feng Y, Gong Z. (2015). Stimulation of hepatocarcinogenesis by neutrophils upon induction of oncogenic kras expression in transgenic zebrafish. J Hepatol. (63(2):420-8.

  • Ramezani T., Laux D. W, Ribeiro Bravo, I, Masazumi T., Feng Y. (2015) Live Imaging of Innate Immune and Preneoplastic Cell Interactions using an Inducible Gal4/UAS Expression System in Larval Zebrafish Skin. JoVE (2015) Feb.

  • 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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