Dr Yuchun Ding
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- Address: Urban Sciences Building
1 Science Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne
I'm a computer scientist who has a great interests in taking pathology out in the public. While working and learning side-by-side with world renowned pathologists to develop practical solutions in digital pathology, I applied my knowledge from entrepreneurship training aiming to make cutting edge microscopic technologies easier to access in the UK, which will provide high resolution full-slide imaging that will ensure a more accurate diagnosis and hence better treatment for cancer.
I've also created a Twitter page to popularise "microbiology/biomedical science as a hobby" with an ultimate goal to inspire the next generation of scientists, I would love to hear any creative ideas for improvement!
We are currently running a fundraising campaign to fund a microscope whole slide scanner for Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi, so that consultants in Newcastle will be able to enhance their existing service which provides rapid diagnosis for children with blood cancer in Malawi remotely. This is the first step for a bigger dream that could connect more health care professionals to deprived or rural areas around the world.
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I joined the School of Computing Science in 2016 as a research associate at the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) research group and I am part of the Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node (NMPN).
Ph.D. (Computer Science) Nottingham University, 2012-2016
B.Sc. (Computer Science) Nottingham University, 2008-2011
St Bede's College, Manchester, 2006-2008
- Dorgau B, Felemban M, Hilgen G, Kienning N, Zert D, Hunt N, Doherty M, Whifield P, Hallam D, White K, Ding Y, Krasnogor N, Alaama J, Asfour HZ, Sernagor E, Lako M. Decellularised extracellular matrix-derived peptides from neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium enhance the expression of synaptic markers and light responsiveness of human pluripotent stem cell derived retinal organoids. Biomaterials 2019, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Felemban M, Dorgau B, Hunt NC, Hallam D, Zerti D, Bauer R, Ding Y, Collin J, Steel DH, Krasnogor N, Al-Aama J, Lindsay S, Mellough C, Lako M. Extracellular matrix components expression in human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal organoids recapitulates retinogenesis in vivo and reveals an important role for IMPG1 and CD44 in the development of photoreceptors and interphotoreceptor matrix. Acta Biomaterialia 2018, 74, 207-221.
- Buskin A, Zhu L, Chichagova V, Basu B, Mozaffari-Jovin S, Dolan D, Droop A, Collin J, Bronstein R, Mehrotra S, Farkas M, Hilgen G, White K, Pan K-T, Treumann A, Hallam D, Bialas K, Chung G, Mellough C, Ding Y, Krasnogor N, Przyborski S, Zwolinski S, Al-Aama J, Alharthi S, Xu Y, Wheway G, Szymanska K, McKibbin M, Inglehearn CF, Elliott DJ, Lindsay S, Ali RR, Steel DH, Armstrong L, Sernagor E, Urlaub H, Pierce E, Luhrmann R, Grellscheid S-N, Johnson CA, Lako M. Disrupted alternative splicing for genes implicated in splicing and ciliogenesis causes PRPF31 retinitis pigmentosa. Nature Communications 2018, 9, 4234.
- Naylor J, Fellermann H, Ding Y, Mohammed W, Jakubovics N, Mukherjee J, Biggs C, Wright P, Krasnogor N. Simbiotics: A Multiscale Integrative Platform for 3D Modeling of Bacterial Populations. ACS Synthetic Biology 2017, 6(7), 1194-1210.