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Yijun started her first research activities in A*Star's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore in completion of her honours thesis titled "Nanoparticles for oral delivery of drugs". She moved to Sydney in 2016 to work for the Dementia Research Unit in UNSW (headed by Prof Lars M Ittner) as a Research Assistant. She continues to work with Prof Lars M Ittner as a Research Officer in the newly launched Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University since Dec 2018.

Research interests

Yijun currently leads the production of recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors (rAAVs) in the Dementia Research Centre. The use of rAAVs is one of the most favourable methods for in vivo gene delivery due to its excellent safety profile and high efficiency of transduction of a broad range of tissues. Yijun has produced rAAVs which are used in research publications such as Dr Adam Martin's "Peptide nanofiber substrates for long-term culturing of primary neurons". Her AAVs are also extensively used in upcoming ambitious projects headed by Dr Yazi Ke and Dr Arne Ittner. Yijun is also currently exploring ways to upscale and enhance methods of AAV production.

Education/Academic qualification

Bioengineering, B.Eng(Hons), National University of Singapore

Aug 2008Aug 2012

Award Date: 31 Aug 2012


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