Hsueh-Fen JUAN
Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Hsueh-Fen Juan received her BS and MS degree in Botany and PhD in Biochemical Sciences from National Taiwan University (NTU) in 1999. She worked as a research scientist in the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (Tsukuba, Japan) during 2000-2001 and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) during 2001-2002. She started her academic career in the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology as an assistant professor and in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at NTU as an adjunct assistant professor in 2002. She moved to NTU in 2004 as an assistant professor in the Department of Life Science and the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology. She was promoted to be an associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2009 in the Department of Life Science, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, NTU. Dr. Juan is currently working on systems biology by integrating genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics for molecular signaling as well as biomarker and drug discovery.

 

Prof. Juan has developed a number of novel methods to advance systems-biology research and applied such approach for drug discovery and elucidating molecular mechanism of drug responses in cancer cells. She has published more than 100 journal papers and is now the editor of several journals including Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). To promote systems biology field, she has organized several international systems biology symposiums. She is one of the founders of Center for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (NTU), and currently the Council Member of three societies, the Taiwan Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Society, Taiwan Proteomics Society, and Taiwan Society of Evolution and Computational Biology and Supervisor of Taiwan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Since Dr. Juan made significant contributions through systems biology approach to development of methodology and cancer therapy; she received the awards “Taiwan's Ten Outstanding Young Persons”, FY2011 JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan, K. T. Li Breakthrough Award by Institute of Information and Computing Machinery, and National Science Council (NSC)/Ministration of Science and Technology (MOST) Award for Special Talents of the Colleges and USA Emerging Information and Technology Association (EITA) Service Award. Additionally, she has been invited to give more than 140 talks worldwide and leads her team members to obtain more than 70 research awards.