Dr. Chiu has been an advocate, technical advisor, and pioneer in the field of metabolomics, metabolite I.D./profiling in Taiwan over many years. He played a major role in establishing the Department of Biomedical Technology and Clinical Laboratory Science at Chang Gung University in Taiwan.
Dr Chiu leads a large research group which focuses on the implementation of advanced analytical science to answer key questions on the mechanisms of disease that effect human health. He and his colleagues hope to one day find biomarkers of healthy aging and degenerative diseases via ‘omic’ technologies and establish metabolic reference values for those aged 65 and older.
On November 6, 2014, Waters officially welcomed Dr. Chiu and Chang Gung University into the Program and sponsored a symposium Metabolomics: From Bench to Bedside in his honor.
During the Symposium we had a chance to ask Dr. Chiu a couple of questions.
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
I was born in Guangdong, China and grew up with a strong interest in the sciences and higher education.
How long have you been a Waters customer and how are Waters products helping you in your research?
I have used Waters products since I was a graduate student of the University of California at Davis back in the seventies. Waters instrumentation has led the way in enhancing analytical capabilities such as from LC to HPLC to UPLC and more recently in combination with mass spectrometry. Today, the main focus of my research has been on the effects of oxidative stress on cellular function and human health.
Waters research instrumentation plays an important role in measuring antioxidants and oxidative products and have allowed me to expand my research to explore how oxidative stress can affect metabolic activities and hence link all the omics in my research area.
What does it mean to you to be a Waters Center of Innovation?
I am honored to be selected to take part in the Waters Centers of Innovation Program. I see it as a recognition of past accomplishments and I am looking forward to the potential for future collaboration and scientific advancement.