Chairman

Academician Cheng-Wen Wu

   
Position:  
Chairman, National Health Research Institutes Forum 
Distinguished Chair, National Yang-Ming University
Honorary Investigator, National Health Research Institutes
Academician, Academia Sinica

  

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, USA  1969
M.D., College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan  1964

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT:

2008 – present  
  Distinguished Chair, Professor, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
2001 – 2008  
  Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
2008 – present  
  Corresponding Investigator, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
1996 – 2008  
  Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
1992 – 1995  
  Founding Director, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
1988 – 1992  
  Director and Special Medical Research Chair, Preparatory Office, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2012 – 2014  
  Adviser of Science and Technology Policy, Ministry of Health and Welfare
2014 – present  
  Chairman, National Health Research Institutes Forum
2009 – present  
  Distinguished Investigator, Emeritus, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
1996 – 2005  
  Founding President, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
1996 – 2008  
  Distinguished Investigator, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
1991 – 1995  
  Director, Planning Office, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
2010 – present  
  Distinguished Chair, Graduate Institute of Oncology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
1996 – 2008  
  Adjunct Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
1988 – 1996  
  Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2009 – present  
  Sun, Yun-Suan Chair, National Tsing Hua University
2010 – present  
  K. T. Li Honorary Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
2009 – present  
 
Honorary Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
2008 – present  
  Honorary Chair Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
2010 – present  
  Honorary Director, Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan
2008 – present  
  Honorary Chair Professor, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan
1991 – present  
  Founding Executive Committee, Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan
2010 – present  
  Distinguished Chair Professor, Moon-Shan Biomedical, Taipei Medical University
2002 – 2009  
  President, Taipei Medical University
1992 – 2010  
  Director of Board, Taipei Medical University
2009 – present  
  Honorary Professor, Kaohsiung Medical University
2010 – present  
  Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Basic Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University
2016 – 2017  
  Adjunct Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science, Fu Jen Catholic University
2001 – present  
  Professor, Burt Friebe Foundation, Harvard University, USA
1991 – 1996  
  Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, USA
1998 – present  
  Honorary Professor, Department of Biology, Beijing University, China
1980 – 1990  
  Catacosinos Professor for Cancer Research, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
1979 – 1980  
  Visiting Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Institute Pasteur, France
1978 – 1980  
  Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Developmental Biology and Cancer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
1972 – 1978  
  Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

 

 

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

1988 – 1996  
  Research Fellowship, Yale University, USA (Advisor: Lubert Stryer)
1969 – 1971  
  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cornell University, USA (Advisor: Gordon G. Hammes)
1965 – 1969  
  Doctoral Candidate, Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, USA (Advisor: David A. Goldthwait)
1964 – 1965  
  Medical Officer, Second Lieutenant, R.O.C.
1963 – 1964  
  Intern, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATE:

Medical Licensure, Taiwan, R.O.C.
ECFMG Certificate, American Medical Assiciation, USA

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (in R.O.C.):

2007 – present President, Wu Ta-You Foundation
2007 – present Committee Member, Medical Facility Management Committee, National Yang Ming University
2004 – present Honorary Adviser, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
2001 – 2007 President, Taipei Medical University
1992 – 2010 Director of Board, Taipei Medical University
1996 – present President, The Foundation of Health Science
2001 – 2003 Director of Board, Industrial Technology Research Institute
1996 – 2006 Executive Director, Development Center for Biotechnology
1992 – present Director of Board, Shin Komg Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
1990 – present Councilor, Academic Council, Academia Sinica
1984 – present Chairman and Committee Member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica
2000 – 2006 Ex Officio Member, President Science Award Committee
2001 – 2006 Member, Biotechnology Steering Group, Executive Yuan 
1989 – 2006 Member, National Science Biology Advisory Committee, Executive Yuan
1989 – 2006 Member, Academic Deliberation Committee, Ministry of Education
1992 – present Member, Hospital Development Advisory Council, National Taiwan University
2009 – present Member, School Development Advisory Council, National Cheng Kung University
2008 – present Member, School Development Advisory Council, National Chung Hsing University
2008 – present Member, School Development Advisory Council, National Central University
2015 – present Member, Academic Council, Graduate of Medical Science, National Defense Medical Center
1993 – 2001 Member, School Development Advisory Council, National Chiao Tung University
2016 – 2017 Member, School Development Advisory Council, Kaohsiung Medical University
1996 – 1998 Founding President, Biophysical Society of Taiwan
1992 – 1997 President, The Chinese Society of Cell and Molecular Biology
1991 – 2000 Director, Taiwan Oncology Society
1990 – 1997 Founding Chairman, Taiwan Cooperative Oncology Group
1988 – 2006 Editorial Member, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
1989 – present Editorial Councilor, Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
2009 – present Editorial Councilor, Taiwan Journal of Medicine

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (INTERNATIONAL):

President, International Federation for Cell Biology
President, Asian Pacific Organization for Cell Biology
Secretary-General, Asian Pacific Organization for Cell Biology
Trustee, Asian Pacific Organization for Cell Biology
Founding President,  Genetic Transcription Society in Asia
Founding Member, Asian Pacific Society of Biologists
Founding Member, The Chinese Society of Cell and Molecular Biology, R.O.C.
Chairman, the National Committee of the Republic of China for the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics
Member, the National Committee of the Republic of China on the International Union for Biotechnology
Councilor Member, Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, National Science Foundation (U.S.A.)
Reviewer, National Institutes of Health Study Section, Physiological Chemistry, and Clinical Sciences Review Section
Member, Editorial Board, Biochemistry (U.S.A.)
Editorial Member, Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (U.S.A.)
Member, Editorial Board, Biology of the Cell (U.S.A.)
Member, International Human Frontier Science Organization (France)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Cell Biology (France)
Member, Editorial Board, Cell Research (P.R.O.C. )
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Cell Biology

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemists
American Society for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society of Cell Biology
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Biophyscial Society, U.S.A.
New York Academy of Sciences
The Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America
Asian Pacific Organization of Cell Biology
Formosan Medical Association
The Chinese Biochemical Society, R.O.C.
The Chinese Oncology Society, R.O.C.
The Chinese Society of Genetics, R.O.C.
The Chinese Society of Cell and Molecular Biology, R.O.C.
The Biophysical Society of R.O.C.
Taiwan Biotech Association, R.O.C.
Taiwan Bio Industry Organization, R.O.C.

 

AWARDS & HONORS:

 2016 Technology Management Award, Chinese Society for Management of Technology
 2016 Honorary President, Taiwan Association of Cell Therapy
 2011 Presidential Science Prize, Taiwan, R.O.C.
 2011 Outstanding Research Award, Asian Pacific Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 2010 Honorary Director, Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center    
 2010 Founding Honorary Dean, Institute of Biology Science, Cross-Strait
 2010 K. T. Li Honorary Professor, National Cheng Kung University
 2010 Distinguished Chair Professor, Moon-Shan Biomedical, Taipei Medical University
 2010 Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Basic Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University
 2009 Contribution Award, TWAS
 2009 Distinguished Chair, National Taiwan University
 2009 Sun, Yun-Suan Chair, National Tsing Hua University
 2009 Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University
 2008 Honorary Chair Professor, National Chung Hsing University
 2008 Honorary Chair Professor, National Defense Medical Center
 2008 Chair Professor, Kaohsiung Medical University
 2003 Honorary Doctor of Science, National Yang Ming University
 2002 Case Western Reserve University President’s Award for Distinguished Alumni
 2001 Achievement Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers
 2001 Vallee Visiting Professor, Harvard University
 2000 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
 1998 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, the Chinese American Professionals Association
 1998 Honorary Professor, Beijing University
 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award, the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America
 1993 Science & Technology Award, Taiwanese American Foundation
 1990 Honorary Member, Chinese Society of Genetics
 1988 Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
 1988 Scholar in Cancer Research, American Cancer Society
 1986 Fellow, American Institute of Chemists
 1984 Academician, Academia Sinica
 1980 Catacosinos Professor Award for Cancer Research
 1979 French American Scholar Award
 1978 Philippe Foundation Award
 1977 Irma T. Hirschl Scientific Award
 1972 NIH Career Development Award
 1972 NIH Special Fellowship
 1969 Sigma Xi Award

 

RESEARCH FIELDS:

Gene Regulation and Cancer

Cancer Metastasis

Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Viral Infection

Molecular Mechanism of Gene Transcription

Nucleic Acid‑Protein Interactions

Structure and Function of Nuclear Proteins

Fast Reactions of Biological Systems

Spectroscopic Studies of Macromolecules

 

PATENT:

  1. “Rapid Efficacy Assessment Method for Lung Cancer Therapy” Konan Peck, Yuh-Pyng Sher, Jin-Yuan Shih, Pan-Chyr Yang, Cheng-Wen Wu. Mar.24, 2009, United States Patent No. US7507534B2
  2. “A Novel Cell Culture Model for the In Vitro Invasion Assay.” -S.W. Chang, K.-C. Lin KC, C.-W. Wu. 2004, Taiwan Patent No. M240450.
  3. “Metastasis-associated Genes.” J.J.-W. Chen, P.-C. Yang, K. Peck, T.-M. Hong, S.-C. Yang and -W. Wu. June 24, 2002, USP#02013926.7
  4. “Collapsin Response Mediator Protein-1 as Tumor Metastasis Marker” J.J.-W. Chen, P.-C. Yang, K. Peck, T.-M. Hong, S.-C. Yang,-W. Wu and J.-Y. Shih. June 24, 2002, USP#02013927.5-2404
  5. “Methods for Detecting Differentially Expressed Genes.” K. Peck, J.J.-W. Chen, P.-C. Yang, R. Wu, F. Chang, Y.-W. Chu and -W. Wu. Mar. 17, 1999, ECP#99104051.0-2116.
  6. “Alkyl N-[3-(Acridin-9-YL) Amino-5-Hydroxymethyl] Phenylcarbamates.” T.-L. Su, T.-C. Chou, F.Y.-H. Wu and -W. Wu. May 27, 1998, US#09/073,025.

 

PUBLICATION:

  1. 北醫故事(2013) 金塊文化
  2. 飛躍二十年(2012) 金塊文化
  3. A Passion for Life – My Lifetime Companion Felicia(2010)World Scientific
  4. 生醫開拓手 吳成文(2006)天下雜誌
  5. 抗癌女神農 陳映雪(2006) 天下雜誌
  6. 映雪 我的生命伴侶(2001)新新聞
  7. Y.-H. Wu and C.-W. Wu. (1990) Structure and Function of Nucleic Acids and Proteins, Raven Press, N. Y.
  8. E. Wang, J. L. Wang, S. Chien, W.-Y. Cheung and C.-W. Wu. (1990) Biochemical and Structural Dynamics of the Cell Nucleus, Academic Press. N. Y.

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATION:

Over 258 academic papers were published on various world-renowned journals.