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Dr Yi Zhang

Lab Manager
Dr Yi Zhang
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 330221


Yi provides lab management, developing analytical procedures, support, training and supervision to students and researchers within Ecology laboratories.

Research Interests

Her main research programme is on the key CCM (Carbon Concentrating Mechanism) components in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and other algal species. Other research activities include: the analytical and research work on long term monitoring of EU lakes associated with a major ERC programme; leaf traits analysis as part of projects to map ecosystems from airborne imagery and the QGIS image analysis to allow continued data processing.


Yi helps with the IA Biology of Cells and the 1A Physiology of Organisms practicals.

Other Professional Activities

Yi organises groups’ websites for external communications.

The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.