Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang, co-first author of Cryo-EM structure of the plant actin filaments from Zea mays pollen

Current Position: Associate professor

Working Experience:

2014-Current Associate professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science

2017-2018   Visitor Associate professor, University of Virginia, USA

2009-2013   Assistant professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science


2003-2009   Ph.D, Beihang University, Beijing, China

2007-2008   Visitor student, York University, Canada

2001-2003   Master, Liaocheng University, Shandong, China

Non-scientific Interests: running, Yoga, reading

 Brief Biography: I joined the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science and began my first job after I completed my doctorate. My research interests are image processing and algorithm development of 3D reconstruction of cryo-electron microscopy. Especially, I accumulate lots of experiences for helical reconstruction of cryo-electron microscopy. I solved many helical structures which have different assembling (e.g. Par3-NTD, SNX1), and some of these structures are very challenge due to the dynamics of sample diameters (e.g. SOPA1). I also very interested with the missing wedge problem of cryo-electron tomography, and have achieved some results such as development of the algorithm FIRT.





2014-现在 中国科学院生物物理研究所副研究员

2017-2018 美国弗吉尼亚大学访问副教授

2009-2013 中国科学院生物物理研究所助理研究员


2003-2009 北京航空航天大学,博士

2007-2008 加拿大约克大学,联合培养博士

2001-2003 山东省聊城大学,本科


个人简介:本人2009博士毕业后加入中国科学院生物物理研究所工作。主要从事冷冻电镜三维重构的图像处理和算法开发工作,尤其在冷冻电镜螺旋三维重构中积累了丰富经验,解析了多种不同组装方式的螺旋组装体的三维结构(例如:Par3-NTD, SNX1),其中包括直径动态变化的颇具挑战性的样品的三维结构解析(例如: SOPA1)。同时本人对冷冻电子断层三维重构的缺失锥问题很感兴趣并取得了一定成果(例如:FIRT算法的开发)。