Yi Lei Tan
M.A. & M.Sci Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), University of Cambridge, UK
Yi Lei is pursuing a PhD at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge and is funded by the Cambridge Trust. Her research focuses on investigating the structures and folding mechanisms of multi-helical transmembrane proteins using biophysical techniques and nuclear magnetic resonance. The project has potential future applications in understanding membrane protein misfolding diseases.
Yi Lei’s interests lie in the life sciences and healthcare industry, especially in research commercialisation and investment. She took part in a consulting project with Cambridge Consulting Network, providing market research and financial guidance for a contract research organisation to enter the high-throughput screening market. Yi Lei joined Innovation Forum in August 2016, and has been actively involved in organising events and establishing partnerships with life science companies in Cambridge. She is currently President of the Cambridge branch of Innovation Forum, and is keen to establish strong networks amongst academia, industry, entrepreneurs and investors.