Yu Ju Chen



Yu-Ju Chen

Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Dr. Chen received Ph.D. at the Iowa State University (1997). After postdoctoral work at the Ames Laboratory (1997) and National Tsing Hua University, she joined the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and was appointed as Director since 2013. She also holds adjunct professorship at National Taiwan University and National Ocean University. Though being trained as a physical chemist in photoionization mass spectrometry, she switched to the journey of proteomic research and became the pioneering scientist in establishing large-scale mass spectrometry-based proteomics in Taiwan. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on developing novel nanomaterial, advanced mass spectrometry and bioinformatics tools towards comprehensive delineation of the membrane proteome and post-translation modificome. In particular, she is passionately interested in revealing the protein system network in cancer and stem cell biology. Her contribution to pioneer inter-disciplinary proteomics work has been recognized by domestic and international awards including Distinguished Young Chemists Award from Federation of Asian Chemical Societies and Outstanding Research Award from National Science Council, Taiwan. Dr. Chen is actively serving in the proteomics community by being Vice President of AOHUPO, Council Member and Executive Committee Member of HUPO, Council Member of “International Mass Spectrometry Foundation”. She has been the President of the Taiwan Proteomics Society and Taiwan Society for Mass Spectrometry. Dr. Chen is the editorial board member of the Proteomics, European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Proteome Research and Frontiers in Analytical Chemistry.