Curriculum Vitae

 

 

NameChen (Last) Wen-Huei (First)
Address
Orchid Research Center National Cheng Kung University No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Tainan, Taiwan.
Mobile phone:
886-939162968
E-mail:
a08539@gmail.com
Married:Yes
Citizen:
Republic of China

 

Education
Ph.D., 1987, University of Nottingham, England.                                 
Plant Genetic Manipulation. M. Phil., 1979, University of Leicester, England. Plant Tissue and Cell Culture. M. Sc., 1971, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Plant Physiology and Genetics. B. Sc., 1968, National Normal University, Taiwan. Biology.

Employments: 
2010-present:Researcher, Orchid Research Center, Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan.
2008-2010:Distinguished Professor and Director, Dept. of Life Sciences and Institute of Biotechnology,
       Nat. Univ. of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 
2003-2008:Professor, Chairman and Director, Dept. of Life Sciences and Institute of Biotechnology,
       Nat. Univ. of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 
1998-2010 :Concurrently Professor, Dept. of Biology, Nat. Cheng-Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan.
1990-1997 :Concurrently Asso. Professor, Dept. of Biology, Nat. Cheng-Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan.
2000-2003 :Deputy Director of Agri-business Department Taiwan Sugar Corporation, Taipei 106, Taiwan
1988-1999 :Plant Biotechnologist, Head Department of Horticulture, Taiwan Sugar Research Institute,
        Tainan, Taiwan 701
1971-1987 :Plant Breeder, Department of Breeding, Taiwan Sugar Research Institute, Tainan, Taiwan 701
1967-1968  :Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.           

Achievements

1. Chinese patents (No.69590, 76379, 90400, 112721) for automatic control of greenhouse environment
  and a simple nutriculture box for growing vegetables and flowers.
2. Research in tissue, cell and protoplast culture and genetic manipulation of sugarcane, breeding and
  micropropagation of Phalaenopsis orchid.
3. Advisor for Orchid Soc. Of Rep. of China (Taiwan) in 1992-1994.
4. Judge for World Orchid Conference in 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002. 2008
5. Judge for Intern. Orchid Show of Taiwan (Taiwan) in 1993-2006.
6. Mem. of R&D Apparaisal Committee for Taiwan Banana Res. Insti. (Taiwan) in 1994-2002.
7. U.S.A. patentc(7049489):DNA molecule encoding DEF-like MADS-box-genes from phalaenopsis
  orchid, 2006.
8. General Secretary, Asia Pacific Orchid Conference Main Committee, 2004-2007.
9. Fellow, American Orchid Society, 2007.

International Conference
1974: ROC/US Seminar on plant Tissue and Cell Culture held at Taipei, Taiwan 115, Republic of China.
1978: 4th International Congress of Plant Tissue and Cell Culture held at the University of Calgary, Alberta,
     Canada.
1981: US/ROC Plant Growth Regulator Conference held at Davis, Unversity of California. USA.
1981: Workshop on Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Crop Production held at the National Chung Hsing
     University, Taichung, Taiwan 400, Republic of China.
1981: 5th International Congress of Plant Tissus and Cell Culture held at Tokyo, Japan.
1984: 41st Conference in the Easter School Series in Agricultural Science on Plant Tissue Culture and
     the University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonnington, U.K.
1988: Technol. Workshop by Breeding and Germplasm Com. and Physiol. Com. of the Intern. Soc. Sugar
     Cane Technol.:Biotech. in Germplasm Eva. the Genetic Impro. of Sugarcane held at Hawaii, U.S.A.
1990: The Lecture congress for the Nagoya Intem. Orchid show 1990 held at Nagoya, Japan.
1990: 13th World Orchid Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand.
1990: ROC/ROK Plant Biotechnology Symposium held at Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1993: 14th World Orchid Conference held at Glasgow, U.K.
1994: 8th International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture held at Firenze, Italy.
1996: 15th World Orchid Conference held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1999: 16th World Orchid Conference held at Vancouver, Canada.
2001: APOC 7, Nagoya, Japan.  
2002: 17th World Orchid Conference held at Shah Alam, Malaysia.
2002: 5th Commercial Orchid Growers Conference held at Hawaii, USA.
2005: 18th World Orchid Conference held at Dijon, France.
2006: Fifth cross-strait symposium on plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology held at the
     National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan 400, R.O.C.
2006: 2006 Taiwan International Orchids Symposium held at Tainan, Taiwan. R.O.C.
2006: 11th International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture & Biotechnology held at Beijing, China.
2007: 9th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference held at Goyang, Korea.
2008: 2008 Taiwan International Orchids Symposium held at Tainan, Taiwan.  R.O.C.
2008: 19th World Orchid Conference held at Miami, USA.
2009: 23rd EUCARPIA SYMPOSIUM - Section Ornamentals “Colourful Breeding and Genetics”
     held in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Publications(2007-2010)
1.Lu, H.C., H.H. Chen, W.C. Tsai, W.H. Chen, H.J. Su, C.N. Chang and H.H. Yeh. 2007. Strategies for functional validation of genes involved in reproductive stages of orchids. Plant Physiology.22: 143:558-569.

2. Tsai, T.M., Y.R. Chen, T.W. Kao, W.S. Tsay, C.P. Wu, D.D. Huang, W.H. Chen, C.C. Chang and H.J. Huang. 2007. PaCDPK1, a gene encoding calcium-dependent protein kinase from orchid, Phalaenopsis amabilis, is induced by cold, wounding, and pathogen challenge. Plant Cell Rep. 26: 1899-1908.

3. Chen, W.H. ,T.C. Chen and W.L. Wu.2004.The influence of  Phalaenopsis GOLDEN PEOKER`BROTHER'on Harlequins.Phalaenopsis. J. of the international Phalaenopsis Alliance.  pp.14-16.

4. Hsiao, Y.Y., Tsai, W.C., Chen, W.H., and Chen, H.H. 2007. Floral Scent in Phalaenopsis. In: Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: Advances and Topical Issues. Eds Jaime, A. Teixeira da Silva. Global Science Books TM. London UK.

5. Chen, W.H. and H.W. Chen (eds.) 2007. Orchid Biotechnology. World Scientific, Singapore.

6. Tang, C.Y. and W.H. Chen.2007. Breeding and Development of New Varieties in Phalaenopsis. In: 21.Chen, W.H. and Chen, H.W. (eds.) Orchid Biotechnology. World Scientific, Singapore, pp.1-22.

7. Chen, F.C. and W.H. Chen. 2007. Somaclonal Variation in Orchids. In: Chen, W.H.  and Chen,  H.W. (eds.) Orchid Biotechnology. World Scientific, Singapore, pp.65-76.

8.Tsai, W.C., Y.Y. Hsiao, Z.J. Pan, C.S. Kuoh, W.H. Chen and H.H. Chen. 2008. The role ethylene in orchid ovule development. Plant Science. 175: 98-105.

9.Tsai, W.C., Z.J. Pan, Y.Y. Hsiao, M.F. Jeng, T.F. Wu, W.H. Chen and H.H. Chen. 2008. Interactions of B-class complex proteins involved in tepal development in Phalaenopsis orchid. Plant and Cell Physiology. 49(5):814-824.

10. Hsiao, Y.Y., M.F. Jeng, W.C. Tsai, Y.C. Chung, C.Y. Li, T.S. Wu, C.S. Kuoh, W.H. Chen and H.H. Chen. 2008. A novel homodimeric geranyl diphosphate synthase from the orchids Phalaenopsis bellina lacking a DD(X)2-4D motif. Plant Journal .55: 719-733.

11. Hsu, T.W., W.C. Tsai, D.P. Wang, S. Lin, Y.Y. Hsiao, W.H. Chen and H.H. Chen. 2008. Differential gene expression analysis by cDNA-AFLP between flower buds of Phalaenopsis Hsiang Fei cv. H. F. and its somaclonal variant. Plant Science. 175: 415-422.

12.Chen, W.H., Y.C. Tseng, T.C. Liu, C.M. Chuo, P.T. Chen, K.M. Tseng, Y.C. Yeh, M.J. Ger and H.L. Wang. 2008.  Cool-night temperature induces spike emergence and affects photosynthetic efficiency and metabolizable carbohydrate and organic acid pools in Phalaenopsis Aphrodite. Plant Cell Rep.27:1667-1675.

13. Tsai, W.C., Y.Y. Hsiao, Z.J. Pan, C.C. Hsu, Y.P. Yang, W.H. Chen, and H.H. Chen. 2008. Molecular biology of orchid flower : With emphasis on Phalaenopsis. Advanced in Botanic Research 47: 99-145.

14. Chen, Wen-Huei, Ching-Yan Tang and Yu-Lin Kao. 2009. Ploidy doubling by in vitro culture of excised protocorms or protocorm-like-bodies in Phalaenopsis species. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture. 98:229-238.

15. Kao, Yu-Lin*, Wen-Huei Chen, Yen-Ting Wang, Pei-Feng Wu and Ching-Yan Tang. 2010. Phabe;CycB1, a new Phalaenopsis bellina B1-type cyclin, is involved in endopolyploidy. BMC Plant Biology (submitted)

16. Chen, Wen-Huei, Ching-Yan Tang, Tsai-Yun Lin and Kao, Yu-Lin*. 2010. Endopolyploidy in different tissues of diploid and tetraploid Phaenopsis aphrodite subsp. Formosana.  Plant science(submitted)

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