Dr. Jim-Min Fang received his B. S. degree in 1974 from the National Taiwan University (Department of Chemistry) and Ph. D. degree in 1980 from Yale University. After finishing postdoctoral research in Columbia University and in the Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research (Osaka), he joined the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, as Associated Professor in 1982, and promoted to Professor in 1986. He served as departmental chairman from 1993 to 1996. He is now Distinguished Professor and TBF Chair in Biotechnology. He has joint appointment in the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica.


His current research interests are organic synthesis and chemical biology, including new synthetic methods, asymmetric catalysis, biomolecular recognition, natural products and drug discovery. He has published over 230 SCI papers, edited 3 books, and file tens patents. He has obtained several prestige awards, such as National Science Council Award for Outstanding Research, Ministry of Education’s Academic Award, National Taiwan University Award for Teaching Excellence, TienTe Lee Award for Outstanding Medical and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, as well as TBF Chair in Biotechnology of Taiwan Bio-Development Foundation. He has been a member in the Board of Consulting Editors, Tetrahedron Publications, since 1996. He also serves as scientific advisor in Academia Sinica (Institute of Chemistry, Research Center for Applied Sciences, and Incubation Center), as well as in pharmaceutical companies.


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Agricultural University of Georgia


Association of Professional Chemists
of Georgia