Postdoctoral Researchers

CBNI postdoctoral researchers come from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds and funding bodies including Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN), that reflects our multidisciplinary approach to research. 

Read more about our talented postdoctoral researchers below. 


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Laurent joined CBNI in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. His work involves synthesis and characterisation of complex nanoparticle structures and development of methodologies to investigate nanoparticle interactions with biological systems.

After a B.Sc. in biochemistry at the University of Tours in 2010, Laurent obtained his M.Sc. in structural biochemistry at the University of Bordeaux in 2012. In December 2015, he obtained his PhD at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS) with a thesis focused on the synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles and their controlled surface biofunctionalization for biological applications.

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James joined CBNI in April 2019 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Previously he obtained a B.A. (First Class Hons) in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2014 with a Foundation Scholarship. During his undergraduate studies he worked in the laboratory of Prof. Paula Colavita in the School of Chemistry and CRANN Research Institute on a Royal Society of Chemistry Bursary Project investigating the preparation of carbon paste electrodes for biosensor applications. His senior thesis involved in-situ¬ spectroscopic studies of the kinetics of the adsorption of aryldiazonium species at nanocarbon surfaces.

James went on to complete his PhD in Physical Chemistry in TCD in 2018. His work focused on the preparation of non crystalline carbon systems with controlled structure and surface chemistry and their application in electrocatalysis and biosensing. He also holds a certificate in statistics from the School of Computer Science and Statistics in TCD, which he obtained in parallel with his PhD work. Since 2017 he has held lecturing positions in physical chemistry in both the School of Chemistry and the School of Pharmacy in TCD.

Feixiong Chen joined CBNI in December 2019 as a Marie Curie Fellow, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (project 832847-Biochip-images, 2019). His work involves surface functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles, magnetophoresis for bio-application and electrochemical diagnostic sensing.

Feixiong received a BSc in Pharmaceutical Engineering in 2011 and MSc in Chemical Technology in 2014 from the Zhengzhou University (China). In September 2017, he obtained his PhD at the Institute des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, École Centrale de Lyon (Université de Lyon, France) with a thesis focused on the dual functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles by electroactive molecules and antibodies for platelet antigens detection.

Before joining CBNI, Feixiong worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Chungnam National University, South Korea from 2018-2019, with the project investigating pathogen detection mediated by nanomaterials.

Mura joined CBNI in 2017 as Postdoctoral Fellow. Her work focuses on understating the complex interactions between nanoparticles and biological systems, with a particular interest in gaining new insights into the different ways that cells process particles.

After completing a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering, Mura obtained her PhD investigating the response of stem cells to nanostructured biomaterials at Ulster University.

Mura is an IRC enterprise fellow working on a project investigating the long term in vitro assessment of particle hazards, as an alternative to in vivo screening.

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Linlin joined CBNI in December 2018 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on the effect of nanoparticles on the extracellular environment.

Linlin graduated from Shandong University in China with a BSc in Material Physics in 2013. Her final research project studied the internalization of various DNA nanostructures into cells.

In 2015, Linlin obtained her PhD from Tsinghua University in China with her thesis title, 'Research on the Applications of Self-assembled DNA Nanostructures in Cancer Therapy and Imaging'. Her PhD was under the supervision of Dr. Baoquan Ding and Dr. Dongsheng Liu.

Linlin is an IRC enterprise fellow working on a project investigating the biological impact of naturally occurring nanoparticles.

Koen joined CBNI in September 2020 as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where his work focuses on nanoparticle interactions with biological systems. To better understand the nanoparticle-recognition process of the cell, Koen takes a special interest in using electron microscopy techniques to visualize nanoparticle-cell interactions.

After a BSc. in Physics at the University of Groningen (RUG) in 2012, Koen followed the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience at the Zernike Institute for Advanced materials (ZIAM) where he graduated in 2014. In August 2020, he completed his PhD studies at the University of Oxford, focusing on novel nanomaterial composites with a biomimetic microarchitecture.

Yuchen joined CBNI in November 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow. His work is focused on the construction of advanced bio-nanostructures for biomedical applications based on the understanding of complex bio-nano interactions.

Yuchen graduated from Peking University in China with a BSc in chemistry in 2012. In 2014 he began a joint programme at both the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), China and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. As part of that programme, in 2017 Yuchen obtained an MSc in nanoscience from University of Copenhagen. He then continued his PhD studies at NCNST and was awarded a PhD in 2020, with a thesis entitled "Phase separation of the complex of peptide and metal clusters”.