- Fellowship in 2020 at Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Yick Hin Ling completed his PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, studying non-coding transcription from the centromere of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He received a Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his post-doctoral training in the Department of Biology at the Johns Hopkins University, USA, studying transcription machinery dynamics.
Dr. Ling’s research is focused on the spatiotemporal dynamics of transcription machinery using super-resolution live-cell imaging. He is interested in the diffusive characteristics of RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) and how the C-terminal domain of RNAPII controls the dynamics and organization of transcription protein complexes.
Ling YH and Yuen KW. Point centromere activity requires an optimal level of centromeric non-coding RNA. PNAS 2019 116 (13): 6270-6279
Ling YH and Yuen KW. Centromeric non-coding RNA as a hidden epigenetic factor of the point centromere. Curr Genet . 2019 Oct;65(5):1165-1171
Ling YH, Lin ZY and Yuen KW. Genetic and epigenetic effects on centromere establishment. Chromosoma. 2020 129: 1–24