Yu-Hong Wei

Affiliation: Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Research title for the award: Development of a natural anti-tumor drug by microorganisms

Dr. Yu-Hong WeiDr. Yu-Hong Wei is an associate professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering in Yuan Ze University. His contributions to the academia and bioindustry are numerous, including the fermentation processes development on biosufactants (such as surfactin), biopolymers (PHA) and biofuels (ethanol), and environmental engineering. He has authored more than 30 papers and book chapters and earned many awards and honors, including the highest research performance award in Yuan Ze University.

The main contribution Dr. Wei made is in the application of molecular biology methods and biochemical engineering techniques to the production of many novel compounds. Some of these products are now developed by local industrial partners. He is also active in academia-industry collaboration and service works in Taiwan’s science community.

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