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Chi-Huey Wong
翁啟惠
Born August 3, 1948 (1948-08-03) (age 61)
Chiayi County, Taiwan
Nationality United States
Fields Chemistry
chemical biology
Institutions Texas A & M University
The Scripps Research Institute
Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Notable awards The IUPAC International Carbohydrate Award(1994)
The American Chemical Society Harrison Howe Award(1998)
The International Enzyme Engineering Award(1999)
The American Chemical Society Claude S. Hudson Award(1999)


Chi-Huey Wong (Chinese: 翁啟惠; born August 3, 1948) is a Taiwan-born biochemist and professor of chemistry and chemical biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. His expertise is bioorganic chemistry, especially in carbohydrate biochemistry and chemical proteomics. He was elected as a member of the United States National Academy of Science in 2002 and an academician of Taiwan's Academia Sinica in 1994.

Wong received his bachelor's and master's degrees in science from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. In 1982, Wong received his Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After finishing postdoctoral training at Harvard University, he joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1983 and joined Scripps in 1989.

Research in the Wong lab encompasses a broad spectrum of bioorganic and synthetic chemistry. Development of small molecules targeting proteins and RNA has been performed to investigate how small molecules interact with biologically important molecules and in turn, learn more about the function of those molecules. Development of both synthetic and bioorganic strategies is also paramount to his research. Programmable one-pot reactions are being developed for the synthesis of complex oligosaccharides and glycoarrays and compliment new chemo-enzymatic strategies for the assembly of glycoproteins and other biologically active molecules.

Since 2004, Wong became the founding director of The Genomics Research Center of Academia Sinica. He is appointed by the Republic of China President to head Academia Sinica, the national academy in Taiwan, and took the office in October, 2006.

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