Matthew Chang, PhD
Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Chang’s research interests lie in the development of biological systems that perform programmable functions. In particular, he has pioneered the development of microbial cells programmed to perform targeted therapeutic functionalities. His scientific contributions have been recognized with international honors and awards, including the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and featured in leading media outlets worldwide. He serves as an editor and an editorial board member for a number of leading scientific journals including Cell Systems, ACS Synthetic Biology, Biotechnology for Biofuels, and Critical Reviews in Microbiology. He also serves on the advisory committee of several international research programs including the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL), an open standard designed to facilitate the exchange and storage of genetic designs. He is a strong advocate of promoting interdisciplinary science that marries engineering, biological, medical and social sciences through education and public science outreach.