- Scholarship in 2005 at the University of Leeds
A graduate of the University of Leeds studying Chemistry & Pharmacology, Ngai Yi obtained his PhD in Computational and Medicinal Chemistry with the support of the Croucher Scholarship. After his PhD studies, Ngai Yi worked in the Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee, Scotland, specialising his research in the application of computational chemistry in the discovery of drugs for neglected diseases.
Ngai Yi is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in Surrey near London, UK. His work focusses on the design and optimisation of chemical compounds that act as active ingredient(s) in various potential anti-cancer therapies using a computational chemistry approach. A similar research approach was recently featured in a documentary of the BBC Horizon programme 'Defeating Cancer' highlighting the success of anti-cancer treatments developed at the ICR.