Yu-Hong Wei (Yuan Ze University, Taiwan)

Research Title for the Award:

"Development of a Natural Anti-Tumor Drug by Microorganisms"

Dr. Yu-Hong Wei


Dr. Yu-Hong Wei (Yuan Ze University, Taiwan) has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the field of biotechnology.

Dr. Wei will be honored at the Award Ceremony on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 during the 62nd SBJ Annual Meeting in Miyazaki, Japan. He will deliver the Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize Lecture after the ceremony.

Lecture Time:  11:20 am – 11:45 am, October 27, 2010
Place: World Convention Center Summit 4F, Phoenix Seagaia Resort




Dr. 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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