Douglas W. Yu
Birth date: 4 Sep 1966
Employment & Education
2008 to present: Principal Investigator and Director of the Ecology, Environment, and Conservation Center (ECEC) at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming, China.
2010 to present: Reader, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.
2000 to present: Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.
1999-2000: Postdoctoral Research Assoc., Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK.
1998: NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK.
1997: Ph.D., M.S., Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
1992 to 1997: Ph.D. student, Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
1991-1992: Ph.D. student, Dept. of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University.
1987-1990: Marketing representative, IBM Corporation.
1987: A.B. with Honors, Biology, Princeton University.
Grants & Awards
2015: £250,000: NERC UK Follow-on-Fund (NatureMetrics development, PI, co-I Alfried Vogler)
2015: £998,000: NERC UK Research Grant (Microbiome metabolomics and genomics, CoI, PI Matt Hutchings, CoIs Barrie Wilkinson, Colin Murrell)
2014: €60,000: The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation (Metabarcoding of climate change, Co-I, PI Tomas Roslin)
2014: Academy of Finland (Metabarcoding of climate change, Co-I, PI Tomas Roslin) €774,640
2012: NERC UK Research Grant (Microbiome evolution, Co-I, PI Matt Hutchings) £422,000
2012: RMB 8,080,000: China Ministry of Science and Technology (DNA barcoding based on nature reserve)
2012: RMB 700,000: National Naturral Science Foundation of China (Metabarcoding)
2008: RMB 4,500,000: Yunnan Province Science and Technology Bureau (ECEC startup fund)
2008: £400,000: UK Medical Research Council Milstein Award (Ant-Bacteria mutualisms (co-I, PI Matt Hutchings, co-I Rebecca Goss)
2007: €823,000: European Science Foundation/EUROCORES/The Evolution of Cooperation and Trading (TECT)
2005: £40,000: ESRC/NERC Interdisciplinary studentship grant (student, Chris Kirkby)
2005: $21,000; National Geographic Society
2005: £260,000: NERC Research Grant (co-PI James Cook)
2004: €168,000: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (fellow Gabriel Debout)
2003: £239,000: Leverhulme Trust (co-PIs Carlos Peres & Glenn Shepard)
2002: £31,000: NERC Small Research Grant
2001: £31,000: NERC Small Research Grant (co-PI Brent Emerson)
1999: £16,561: NERC Small Research Grant (co-PI, Howard Wilson)
1999: $32,000: A.L. Green Fund
1998: NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship
1997: Harvard University Certificates of Distinction in Teaching