Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering

Yiming Li received his B. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong university in 2009, his master in Medical Physics at Heidelberg University in 2010, and his PhD in Biophysics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Uli Nienhaus. Afterwards, he was an EMBL- EIPOD postdoctoral fellow at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg) and a visiting scholar at Yale University (2016-2019). He is currently a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology. He has published many papers in high-impact international scientific journals, including Nature Methods, ACS Nano. The software he developed earned the first place in the SMLM challenge 2016, the most prestigious software contest in the field. Yiming’s research interests including development of cutting-edge 3D super-resolution imaging techniques and its biological applications.

Personal Profile

Education
2010-2015 Ph. D., Biophysics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2009-2010 M. Sc., Medical Physics, Heidelberg University
2005-2009 B.E., Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

Employment

Expected, 2019.11 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor
2016-2019 European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Postdoc

2016.02-2016.09 Yale University,Visiting Scholar

 

Honors and Awards
2013 International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging Travel Grant
2010-2013 Karlsruhe school of optics and photonics fellowship
2016-2019 EIPOD-Marie Curie Postdoc Fellowship

Research

Fluorescence microscopy has become the most widely used technique in cellular biology for noninvasive, time-resolved imaging with high molecular specificity. However, the diffraction of light limits the resolution of standard microscopes to ~250 nm, thus preventing detailed analyses of molecular structures. The development of PALM/STORM super-resolution microscopy (SRM) has pushed the boundaries of optical resolution to a few nanometers so that an optical analysis of the nano-biostructures has become possible. However, the axial resolution of common 3D SRM is 40 – 70 nm, which cannot resolve many cellular structures, especially not on the level of structural biology. My overall aim is to push the resolution limit of this technique down to <10 nm in all 3D, enabling structural studies of large dynamic protein assemblies inside intact cells. Our research interests include:

1. Super-resolution Imaging

2. Adaptive optics

3. Biomedical image processing

4. Correlative light and electron microscopy


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He has published many papers in high-impact international scientific journals, including Nature Methods, ACS Nano. The software he developed earned the first place in the SMLM challenge 2016, the most prestigious software contest in the field.

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, seeks outstanding applicants for full-time tenure-track/tenured positions. The positions are open for both junior and senior-level applicants. While exceptional candidates in any area are welcome to apply, the primary focus for this search is in the areas of biomedical/medical imaging, bioMEMS, mechanomedicine, regenerative medicine, wearable devices/wireless monitoring, and biomedical data science. We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. Further information of the department and facilities can be found at http://bme.sustc.edu.cn/.

 

An outstanding start-up package will be provided for the successful candidate. Applicants must have earned Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering or a relevant field, and demonstrated excellent qualifications in research and education. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 

All applicants should submit the following documents to bmehr@sustech.edu.cn in PDF format: (1) a detailed resume, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) the names and contact information of at least three references.

 

Established in 2012, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public institution funded by the City of Shenzhen, , 17 min by high speed train from Hong Kong. Shenzhen is China's fast-growing city in the past two decades, having become the city with the highest per capita revenue from a fishing village. The city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of China.

 

The Southern University of Science and Technology is a pioneer in higher education reform in China. The mission of the University is to become a globally recognized institution which emphasizes academic excellence and promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The teaching language at SUSTech is bilingual, either English or Mandarin. According to Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019, SUSTech ranked the 8th in mainland China.

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liym2019@sustech.edu.cn

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