Zhengyi Yang


Zhengyi is a PDRA at the electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC). He joined eBIC in November 2017 from St. Andrews University.

Email: zhengyi.yang@diamond.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 77 8648

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Research Area -

 My research aim is to develop methods for robust correlative light-electron microscopy (CLEM) workflow, including;

·         cryo-structured-illumination-microscopy (cryoSIM)
·         cryo-focused-ion-beam (cryoFIB) / SEM (Scios)
·         high-resolution cryoEM/ET imaging (Titan Krios)

Light microscopy can utilize fluorescent probes to target specific structures in a sample. This helps to identify the area of interest for later electron microscopy imaging. 

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Google Scholar page

• Zhengyi Yang, Peter Haslehurst, Suzanne Scott, Nigel Emptage, and Kishan Dholakia, "A compact light-sheet microscope for the study of the mammalian central nervous system", Scientific Reports 6, 26317 (2016).

• Zhengyi Yang, Peeter Piksarv, David E.K. Ferrier, Frank J. Gunn-Moore, and Kishan Dholakia, "Macro-optical trapping for sample confinement in light sheet microscopy", Biomedical Optics Express 6, 2778 (2015).

• Zhengyi Yang, Martynas Prokopas, Jonathan Nylk, Clara Coll-Lladó, Frank J. Gunn- Moore, David E.K. Ferrier, Tom Vettenburg, and Kishan Dholakia, "A compact Airy beam light sheet microscope with a tilted cylindrical lens", Biomedical Optics Express 5, 3434 (2014).

• Christine E. M. Démoré, Patrick M. Dahl, Zhengyi Yang, Peter Glynne-Jones, Andreas Melzer, Sandy Cochran, Michael P. MacDonald, and Gabriel C. Spalding, "Acoustic Tractor Beam", Physical Review Letters 112, 174302 (2014).

• Zhengyi Yang, Helen Downie, Emil Rozbicki, Lionel X. Dupuy, and Michael P. MacDonald, "Light Sheet Tomography (LST) for in situ imaging of plant roots", Optics Express 21, 16239 (2013).

• Christine E.M. Démoré, Zhengyi Yang, Alexander Volovick, Sandy Cochran, Michael P. MacDonald, and Gabriel C. Spalding, "Mechanical evidence of the orbital angular momentum to energy ratio of vortex beams", Physical Review Letters 108, 194301 (2012).

• Chunming Xia, Zhengyi Yang, Wei Cao, Heng Cao, "Control of Virtual Prosthesis Based on Mechanomyogram Signal [J]", Journal of East China University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition) 4, 25 (2010).