Yining completed her MChem degree at University of Oxford in 2017. During her final year project, she spent four months working at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, co-supervised by Professor Luca Gobbi from Roche and Professor Veronique Gouverneur from Oxford, on new C-H activation methodologies of four-membered rings as synthetic tools for novel drug-like molecules.
She then joined the EPSRC Synthesis for Biology and Medicine (SBM) CDT in 2017 and is currently doing her DPhil project with Professor Paul Brennan. Her current project is to develop proteomics platforms as screening tools for fragment-based ligand discovery. In her leisure time, she enjoys badminton, climbing and singing.