Prof. Tzen-Yuh Chiang

Distinguished professor
Prof. Chiang, Tzen-Yuh 
TEL:+886-6-275-7575 ext.58116    研究室:58104 or 58114轉12
Research interests:
Our researches focus on the following topics.

  1. Phylogeography of species, e.g., Kandelia, Cycas, Amentotacus, and Pinus, in East Asia by looking at genetic variation and gene genealogies.
  2.  Molecular evelution of functional genes in wild populations, such as Adh genes in Miscanthus, CHS genes of Arabidopsis, and small heat shock protein genes in Arabidopsis.
  3.  Domestication of rice and Chinese tea.
  4.  Ecological genomics of Miscanthus, a biofuel plant.
  5. Speciation and population genomics in wild Arabidopsis.
  6. Phylogenomics of Onagraceae (collaborating with Dr. Peter H. Raven)


Ph.D. Degree Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Master Degree Botany, Taiwan University, Taipei
Bachelor’s Degree Biology, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei


Period Title Service agencies
2012- Director Research Center of Ecological Agriculture and Bio-Resources
2009.8-2012.7 Chairman Department of Life Sciences, Cheng Kung University
2009-2011 President Chinese Society of Botany
2006-2009  Director Biodiversity Section of the National Sciecne Council, Taiwan
2001- Professor Department of Biology, Cheng-Kung University
1997 – 2001 Associate Professor Department of Biology, Cheng-Kung University
1996 – 1997  Lecture of Biology  Cheng-Kung University
1994 – 1996 Post-doctoral Research Fellow  Academia Sinica

Awards and Honors

Period Service agencies
1988 Phi-Tau-Phi Scholarship
2004 Research Achievement Award, Biological Society of China
2004  AAAS Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2005 The Most Cited Paper Award, JPR, Botanical Society of Japan
2006 Distinguished Professor, Cheng Kung University
2007  Outstanding Research Award, NSC
2009 Distinguished Professor, Cheng Kung University
2012 Distinguished Professor, Cheng Kung University

Membership of International Organizations

International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)
Pacific Science Association (PSA)

Editorial Board

  1. BioFormosa
  2. Endemic Speceis Research
  3. Botanical Studeis
  4. Journal of Plant Researches
  5. HOAJ Biology

Associate editor:

BMC Genomics (2012- )
Gene ( 2014- )


  1. Collaborating with National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Japan
  2. Initiating NCKU-Fujitsu MOU
  3. NCKU-Fujitsu2012 Autumn course of genomics and bioinformatics
  4. Initiating “Society of Genetics, Genomics and Computational Biology in Kyoto


Periodical articles (Link)