Awards & Scholarships

2021 George Palade Award

Yong Zi Tan
The Hospital for Sick Children

Yong Zi Tan obtained his BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College London (UK) and earned his PhD from Columbia University (USA) working under Prof. Bridget Carragher, Prof. Clint Potter and Prof. Filippo Mancia to solve challenging structures using single-particle cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and to develop cryo-EM methodologies. He was involved in developing the tilt method for cryo-EM data collection to ameliorate preferred orientation, solved multiple structures of 50S ribosomal biogenesis intermediates and elucidated structures of membrane proteins from pathogens that cause malaria and tuberculosis. He is now working as a post-doctoral fellow in The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada) under Prof. John Rubinstein, focusing on solving large membrane protein complexes using cryo-EM while continuing to contribute to cryo-EM methods development.

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