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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry



Dr Li Yu

E-Mail: ly294 at


Research Assistant, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
• Function of glucomannan in modulating the structure of Arabidopsis seed mucilage.

Ph.D. at the School of Life Sciences, Northeast Normal University, China
• Biochemical analysis of pectic polysaccharides from Ginseng roots.

Visiting ph. D. at Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
• Ginseng Plant cell wall structure.

BSc in College of Life Sciences, Liaocheng University, China
• Population dynamics of Euplotes vannus in artifical seawaters.

Contact details

Research Group Leader  Paul Dupree


Location  Hopkins Building


The Dupree Group is accepting enquiries from prospective interns, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.