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Ching-Nen Nathan CHEN

Ching-Nen Nathan Chen, Professor

(Ph.D., National Taiwan University and Washington University in St. Louis, a sandwich program)



Telephone886-7-5252000 ext. 5106

ExpertiseBiochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, Plant Physiology, Applied Phycology

Research interestsThermotolerance of coral symbiotic microalgae, Biodiversity and applications of tropical and thermotolerant microalgae, Regulation of lipid and carotenoids biosynthesis in microalgae, Seagrass physiology and ecology

Selected recent publications :

1.   Yi-Chen Chang, Tian-Huei Chu, Po-Chien Yu, E-Ming Wang, Chao-Cheng Huang, Tsung-Hui Hu, Zhi-Hong Wen, Chou-Yuan Ko, Ching-Nen Nathan Chen, and Ming-Hong Tai (co-corresponding) (2021). Microalgal extract from thermotolerant Coelastrella sp. F50 retards the liver tumor progression by targeting hepatic cancer stem cells. Phytotherapy Research 2021; 1-14, https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.7111

2.   Chia-Sheng Chiu, Pai-Ho Chiu, Tze Ching Yong, Hsin-Pei Tsai, Keryea Soong, Hsiang-En Huang, and Ching-Nen Nathan Chen (corresponding) (2020). Mechanisms protect airborne green microalgae during long distance dispersal. Scientific Reports 10:13984 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71004-y

3.   Tze Ching Yong, Pai-Ho Chiu, Chi-Hui Chen, Chun-Hung Hung and Ching-Nen Nathan Chen (corresponding) (2020). Disruption of thin- and thick-wall microalgae using high pressure gases: Effects of gas species, pressure and treatment duration on the extraction of proteins and carotenoids. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 129: 502-507.

4.   Tze Ching Yong, Chia-Shen Chiu and Ching-Nen Nathan Chen (corresponding) (2019). Optimization of a simple, accurate and low cost method for starch quantification in green microalgae. Botanical Studies 60:25-30

5.   Pai-Ho Chiu, Keryea Soong, Ching-Nen Nathan Chen (corresponding) (2016). Cultivation of two thermotolerant microalgae under tropical conditions: Influences of carbon sources and light duration on biomass and lutein productivity in four seasons. Bioresource Technology 212:190-198.

6.   Wen-Chi Chang, Han-Qin Zheng, Ching-Nen Nathan Chen (corresponding) (2016). Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals a potential photosynthate partitioning between lipid and starch biosynthesis pathways in green microalgae. Algal Research 16: 54-62.

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