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To study the role of bioactive lipids (especially prostaglandins) in inflammatory diseases.

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Chengcan Yao received his PhD in Biomedical Science from Kyoto University at 2010. He then did his post-doc with Professor Shuh Narumiya at Kyoto University as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Fellow for Overseas Researchers. From 2013, Chengcan established his independent research at the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR) in the University of Edinburgh as a Chancellor's Fellowship.


BSc, MSc, PhD


Current Research Interests

Bioactive lipids in inflammation and immunity

Collaborative Activity

Prof Shuh Narumiya (Kyoto Univ), Prof Richard Breyer (Vanderbilt Univ), Rick Maizels (Glasgow Univ) and many groups within the University of Edinburgh

Research students

PhD student


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