Yunke Wang

 Yunke Wang

DPhil Candidate
The Edward Grey Institute (EGI)
Department of Zoology
University of Oxford

 Research Interests

I study the mechanisms of Coolidge effect in the male Red junglefowl, Gallus gallus, the ancient ancestor of the domestic chicken. Coolidge effect is the phenomenon that males show a heightened interest in sexually novel females than familiar females. I design experiments to investigate whether they adjust sperm and seminal fluid proteins allocation based on their prior sexual experience.

When I look at chicken, I see human. Through the course in Oxford, I gradually learned to think in a non-Human-centered way. I write in a WeChat blog animal_sex (in Chinese, 动物性) in the hope of gaining insight into ourselves from studies on non-human animal behaviors.

I am the MCR peer supporter in St Catherine’s College and I was trained as an Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) Helpline volunteer. I am broadly interested in Women Rights issues, such as sexual violence, abortion and sex worker rights.

From 2012 to 2016 I studied for a BS in Life Sciences at Wuhan University, China. From January 2014 to May 2014 I had the opportunity to study at the Columbia College, New York as a visiting student and from August 2015 to January 2016 I was an exchange student at the University of Helsinki, Finland. I am eager to contribute to the improvement of China’s education system and have published few articles in the newspaper, Guangzhou Daily, China.

 Selected Publications

2017, Wang Yunke, Improvement of College System, Guangzhou Daily

2017, Wang Yunke, Eat and talk, Guangzhou Daily

2015, Wang Yunke, Education in Finland, Guangzhou Daily

2015, Wang Yunke, Monogamy and Extra pair paternity in birds, Bio-technic world magazine

2015, Wang Yunke, Matriarchy and female lineage, Youth time magazine

2015, Wang Yunke, Changes in female status, Youth literature magazine

2014, Wang Yunke, What do we get from college, Guangzhou Daily

2013, Wang Yunke, et al. National Patent, Bag-Type Filter

2012, Qu Jiancheng, Song Manni, Ge Ling, Wang Yunke, et al. Differences in Chinese and Western’s University Rankings, Evaluation and Management