Yi Min Ng

PhD student focusing on proteins in skin pigmentation

I am the type of person who goes by inspiration and passion. As I grew up, I never really thought of working in science specially. As Sherlock Holmes said: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” For me, that was exactly how I ended up embarking on the journey of becoming a scientist. Science is THE ONE.

I feel very fortunate to be working here at the ESRF. My PhD is about using structural biology to study skin pigmentation, and in particular, three proteins that play a role in melanin activation. I am happy here and I hope by the end of my PhD I will be competent at solving structures.

Being based here at the ESRF and the campus is a privilege, with all the resources that many scientists dream of: I can just walk here with my badge and have access to all these facilities, whilst external scientists have to apply for beamtime. 

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