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Wing Ying Chow

Assistant Professor

Wing Ying Chow (they/she) is an Assistant Professor in Physics in the Solid-state NMR group at the University of Warwick. She is interested in applying solid-state NMR to investigate chemical and biological structures of the extracellular matrix, especially in contexts with relevance to human health and disease.


Ying joined Warwick in February 2022. Prior to joining Warwick, she was a postdoctoral researcher funded by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG) in France working with Sabine Hediger and Gaël de Paëpe. In 2014-2019, she worked at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin, Germany with Hartmut Oschkinat. She obtained her PhD in 2014 from the University of Cambridge, UK, under the supervision of Melinda Duer.

Research Interests

Ying's research is motivated by two questions:

  • What chemical and mechanical signals are found in the extracellular environment?
  • How can we detect and characterize these signals, mostly in the form of molecules, using magnetic resonance?

We have developed solid-state NMR-based approaches for investigating the extracellular matrix environment in a variety of samples, including cell cultures and human tissues.

Research supervision

If you are interested in being part of a research team working at the interface of biology, physics, and chemistry, please contact Ying for opportunities to join the group.

We welcome contact from prospective students and postdocs who are looking to do ground-breaking research at the interface of biology, physics, and chemistry. We are committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups in science.

Visit the WYChow lab website for further information.



Please note that I am on parental leave for part of the academic year of 2023-2024.


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Write to:

Wing Ying Chow
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Contact Details:

Office: A0.18, Millburn House
Phone: +44 (0)2476528950
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WYChow Lab

Solid-State NMR Group

Condensed Matter Physics