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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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.

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”.