QMUL People: YT Lenn (Postgraduate)





email: y.t.lenn@qmul.ac.uk




Full name:

Yueng Tchern Lenn


Research Topic

In vivo organisation and dynamics of respiratory complexes in the Escherichia coli plasma membrane



Lenn, T., Leake, M. C., and Mullineaux, C. W. (2008). Are Escherichia coli OXPHOS complexes concentrated in specialized zones within the plasma membrane? Biochem Soc Trans, 36(Pt 5):1032–1036. [PubMed]


Lenn, T., Leake, M. C., and Mullineaux, C. W. (2008). Clustering and dynamics of cytochrome bd-I complexes in the Escherichia coli plasma membrane in vivo. Mol Micro [Postprint] doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06486.x



Technical Expertise


Molecular Biology: Making mutations on the E. coli chromosome, Fluorophore tagging of proteins

Biochemistry: Whole-cell spectroscopy, Cell Fractionation, Western Blotting

Bacterial Physiology: Respiratory physiology

Fluorescence Microscopy: T(otal) I(nternal) R(eflection) F(luorescence) and Confocal microscopy



Supervisor                      Collaborators


Prof. Conrad Mullineaux           Mark C Leake (Oxford), Peter Rich (UCL), Judy Armitage (Oxford), Thorsten Friedrich (Freiburg)




A bit about myself


I graduated in 2004 from St Edmundís College in Cambridge, having completed the natural sciences tripos in the Department of Plant Sciences. Along the way I dabbled in Geology and the History and Philosophy of Science, but settled on Biology. For my efforts in Aquatic Biology, Plant metabolism, Plant Stress Physiology and Microbial Ecology and Physiology in my final year, I graduated with a 2nd Upper.


In and extremely worthwhile gap between undergrad and postgrad, I worked for Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge for 1 year as a church assistant.


But before all this I earned my right to be a Singapore Citizen by completing 2 Ĺ years of National Service in the Singapore Army from 1999-2001, after A-levels in Anglo-Chinese Junior College.


When I am not doing science, I enjoy sports, food and film.


My other academic interest is the interaction between Science and Religion. So hereís a useful link to the Faraday Institute