Bachelor of Science, Guangxi Normal University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University Exeter, England, 1989.
Postdoctoral fellow Diagnostic Biotechnology, Singapore, 1990-1991. Research associate Diagnostic Biotechnology Pte. Ltd., 1992-1993, Genelabs Diagnostics Pte.
Ltd., Singapore, 1994, research scientist, 1995, manager quality control, since 1996, manager product development, since 1997.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, Faculty Club, National University Singapore.
Married Joanne Siok Wan Tay, October 1, 1988. Children: Yang Yue, Yang Sheng, Yang Ze.