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Zhe Yang (Scott) Yim

Zhe Yang (Scott) Yim

Michael Smith Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PT


I graduated from the University of Leicester in 2017 with an undergraduate degree in Biology (Genetics). The aim of my PhD research is to investigate the epigenetic mechanism of plasticity in invertebrate systems and their interactions with the surrounding environment and other organisms. In insects and crustaceans, such as aphids and daphnia, polyphenisms can be induced by environmental conditions, and the same genotype can result in different phenotypes. This multi-disciplinary project combines techniques from different areas such as molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and epigenetics to determine if epigenetic mechanisms are involved in polyphenisms, and its indirect effects on other organisms.