Yun Song


Yun is an Electron Microscope Scientist at the electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC). She joined the team in April 2019.

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Techniques and Disciplines

Single Particle Cryo-EM


Histone Modifications and Transcription Regulation

  1. Biography
  2. Research
  3. Publications
Biography -

Yun obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University of Leicester under the supervision of Professor John W.R. Schwabe where she developed interests in X-ray crystallography and enzymology. 

Yun stayed on in Prof. Schwabe's lab for postdoc research and switched to SPA cryo-EM.

In 2019, Yun joined eBIC as a Senior Support Scientist, taking the lead in microED project at eBIC, and was promoted to Electron Microscope Scientist in August 2020.

Research - +
  • Mechanism of Transcription Repression
  • MicroED Methods Development
Publications - +

Song, Y., Dagil, L., Fairall, L., Robertson, N., Wu, M., et al. (2020) Mechanism of Crosstalk between the LSD1 Demethylase and HDAC1 Deacetylase in the CoREST Complex. Cell Reports. 30 (8). doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.01.091

Smalley, P., Adams, G.E., Millard, C.J., Song, Y., Norris, J.K., Schwabe, J.W.R., Cowley, S.M., Hodgkinson, J.T. (2020) PROTAC-mediated degradation of class I histone deacetylase enzymes in corepressor complexes. Chemistry Communications. 13, 673. doi:10.1039/d0cc01485k

Kelly, R.D.W., Chandru, A., Watson, P.J., Song, Y., Blades, M., Robertson, N., Jamieson, A., Schwabe, J.W.R., Cowley, S.M. (2018) Histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) complexes regulate both histone acetylation and crotonylation in vivo. Scientific Reports. 8, 703. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32927-9

Wu, M., Hayward, D., Kalin, J.H., Song, Y., Schwabe, J.W.R., Cole, P.A. (2018). Lysine-14 acetylation of histone H3 in chromatin confers resistance to the deacetylase and demethylase activities of an epigenetic silencing complex. Elife. 7, e37231. doi: 10.7554/eLife.37231

Kalin, J. H., Wu, MZ, Gomez, A.V., Song, Y., et al. (2018). Targeting the CoREST complex with dual histone deacetylase and demethylase inhibitors. Nature Communication. 9:53. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02242-4  *Co-first author.

Portolano, N., Watson, P.J., Fairall, L., Millard, C.J., Milano, C.P., Song, Y., Cowley, S.M., & Schwabe, J.W.R. (2014). Recombinant protein expression for structural biology in HEK 293F suspension cells: a novel and accessible approach. JoVE. (92): e51897–e51897. doi: 10.3791/51897.

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