Dr Yujia QingBack to People

Department: Chemistry
Academic position: Fellow by Examination


Yujia graduated in 2012 with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield. Later, she moved to the University of Oxford to complete her MSc in Pharmacology. In 2014, Yujia joined the group of Prof. Hagan Bayley where she completed a DPhil in Chemical Biology and is currently pursuing postdoctoral research. In 2020, Yujia started her Glasstone Research Fellowship in Science and joined Magdalen College as a Fellow by Examination.

Research interests:
Yujia’s research focuses on applying single-molecule chemistry to develop next-generation nanopores as a biopolymer sequencer or selective nanoreactors.

Selected publications:

1. Y. Qing et al., Single‐molecule observation of intermediates in bioorthogonal 2‐cyanobenzothiazole chemistry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 15711–15716 (2020).
2. Y. Qing, H. Tamagaki-Asahina, S. A. Ionescu, M. D. Liu, H. Bayley, Catalytic site-selective substrate processing within a tubular nanoreactor. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 1135–1142 (2019).
3. Y. Qing, S. A. Ionescu, G. S. Pulcu, H. Bayley, Directional control of a processive molecular hopper. Science 361, 908–912 (2018).
4. Y. Qing, G. S. Pulcu, N. A. W. Bell, H. Bayley, Bioorthogonal cycloadditions with sub-millisecond intermediates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 1218–1221 (2018).