Wong Chi-Huey

Institute of Biotechnology and Medicine Industry



Wong is the first Taiwanese winner of the 2021 Welch Award in Chemistry for his breakthrough contributions to enzyme technology—pioneering the successful synthesis of complex polysaccharides, the most abundant carbohydrates found in food.

(Photo: Taiwan News)

  • 2021 Welch Award in Chemistry

Related articles

Experts Discuss Asia’s R&D Future At Tokyo Conference

Science policy makers in Asia must focus on innovation and cut out programs that don't work, urged two science experts from Taiwan and Japan.

Growing Calls For Academia Sinica’s President Wong Chi-Huey To Resign

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has called for the resignation of Academia Sinica's President Wong Chi-Huey over his daughter's sale of shares in OBI Pharma, a Taiwanese biotech company.

Celebrating Excellence in Asia With The Asian Scientist 100

These rising stars and veterans hail from diverse sectors in industry and academia, but they all share in one common mission—to make tomorrow a better place for you and me.

Immunologists Awarded Inaugural Tang Prize

Professors Tasuku Honjo and James P. Allison share the inaugural Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Asia's Nobel Prize equivalent.

Announcing Asia’s Premier Science Writing Competition

Science Centre Singapore and Asian Scientist Magazine have launched a competition to honor the best science writers in Asia.

Sugars, Science & Society

Professor Wong Chi-Huey, president of Academia Sinica of Taiwan, has built his career on carbohydrates. He shares his motivations for research and the impact science can have on society.

Academia Sinica’s Wong Chi-Huey Receives 2015 Robert Robinson Award

The President of the Academia Sinica, Professor Wong Chi-Huey, has won the 2015 Robert Robinson Award.

Wang Yu Named Vice President Of Academia Sinica

Academician Wang Yu has been appointed Vice President (Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) of Academia Sinica.

Wong Chi-huey Wins Wolf Prize In Chemistry

Professor Wong Chi-Huey, president of Academia Sinica in Taiwan, has won the 2014 Wolf Prize in Chemistry.