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Professor Yuqin Wang

Professor Yuqin Wang

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602730

Email address

Academic Office - 305
Third Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Yuqin Wang obtained her BSc in Pharmacy from Peking University in China. She started her research career at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where she obtained a PhD in Medical Biochemistry.  She was classically trained as a protein/lipid biochemist, becoming well versed in protein/lipid purification and analysis techniques, in particular mass spectrometry. Following postdoctoral training in industry and at University College London, she took a lectureship at Swansea Univeristy, UK in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2018.

Professor Wang is an active member of the international lipidomics community and was one of the lead organisers for a number of meetings, including the 5th European Lipidomic Meeting, the 3rd Symposium of the European Network for Oxysterol Research, and the EMBO practical course in "Lipid mass spectrometry and lipidomics". From 2016, Professor Wanf has served as a committee member for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is a member of Editorial Board for Clinical Mass Spectrometry.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cholesterol metabolism in immunity and brain
  • Sterol protein interactions
  • Lipid mass spectrometry
  • Mass spectrometry imaging

Career Highlights


Professor Wang’s research is focused on cholesterol metabolism and its relation to human health and disease. In collaboration with Professor William Griffiths, Professor Wang is a co-inventor on a US patent, i.e.  “Kit and method for quantitative detection of steroids” (US9851368B2)