Professor, Department of Animal Science and Technology
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ming-Ju Chen is a Professor at the University of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan. AT NTU, she has served as both the director of Center for International Agricultural Education and Academic Exchanges and the Chair of the Department of Animal Science and Technology. She earned the doctorate in Food Science and Technology at the Ohio State University and a Master Degree in Animal Science at National Taiwan University.
Dr. Chen’s research interests now include isolation and identification of new bacteria and yeasts from different resources and application these strains in human food and animal feed. She also involves the development of a new platform to evaluate the functionality of probiotics and study the possible mechanism and pathway. Dr. Chen has published over 100 papers in areas such as dairy science, microbiology, food science and functional food. She also contributes more than 7 book chapters.
Dr. Chen has achieved many external and professional awards and marks of recognition. She was awarded a Distinguished Research of National Science Council, Chinese Society of Food Science and Taiwan institute of Lactic Acid Bacteria. She is a fellow of the Chinese Society of Animal Science. She also received Distinguished Teaching Award of National Taiwan University from 2005-2012.
Dr. Chen holds and has held a number of leadership roles. In Dec. 2013, she is elected as President of the Association of Animal Science and is the first female to be elected to that role. She was General Secretary of the Asian Federation of Lactic Acid bacteria (2009-2013), and was General Secretory of the Association of World Poultry Science in Taiwan (2004-2008). She was executive secretary of the 9th International Asian Pacific Poultry Conference in Taipei in Nov. 2011.
Dr. Chen regularly speaks at international conferences, and is a member of a number of editorial boards of journals in her research area, including the Food Microbiology, AJAS and the Chinese Animal Science.
1.Probiotics: (1) Isolation and identification of new bacteria and yeasts from different resources and application these strains in human food and animal feed. (2) Development of a new platform to evaluate the functionality of probiotics and study the possible mechanism and pathway.
2.New animal product development
3.Animal byproduct utilization