Chia-Ping is from Taoyuan, Taiwan. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Biochemical Science and Technology from National Taiwan University. His research experiences span widely in both electronic sensing system and synthetic biology. In 2015 iGEM competition, he designed a novel pathway to produce peptide YY from Lactobacillus casei. He also worked in the BioAnalytical Chemistry and Nanobiomedicine Lab as an undergraduate intern in developing an electrochemical-based biosensor to detect miR-197 for early lung cancer.
Chia-Ping’s current research focuses on developing efficient electron transfer and enhancing electrical amplification between living cells and semiconductive polymers in high-transconductance organic electrochemical transistor. The integration of microbes and electronics can create miniature biosensors which is capable of sensing a series of metabolites by driving the redox reactions.