Liu Chuan Fa

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Liu Chuan Fa

Liu Chuan Fa
Associate Professor

Deputy Director (Drug Discovery Centre)

Office: 03s-85
Telephone: 6316 2867
Email: CFLiu@ntu.edu.sg

 

Education

  • PhD Univ de Montpellier II (Sci & Tech) 1989
  • BS China Pharmaceutical University 1983

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist IV, Amgen Research, Amgen Inc., USA
  • Research Scientist III, Amgen Research, Amgen Inc., USA
  • Research Scientist II, Amgen Research, Amgen Inc., USA
  • Research Scientist I, Amgen Research, Amgen Inc., USA
  • Research Instructor, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, USA
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, USA
  • Postdoctoral Associate, The Rockefeller University, USA
  • Research Associate, CNRS, Centre CNRS-INSERM de Pharmacologie-Endocrinilogie, Montpellier, France

Research Interest

Chemical biology of biopolymers is the main theme of our research. We are particularly interested in one type of biopolymers – peptides and proteins. As the products of genes and the true functioning molecules in living organisms, peptides and proteins are the current focus of functional genomics and proteomics. We employ organic chemistry and molecular biology principles in combination with modern biophysical and spectroscopic methods to conduct research in several integral parts of peptide and protein science: chemical and biochemical synthesis, structure and de novo design, and medical applications. Our research is aimed at discovering peptide- and protein-based human biopharmaceuticals through developing practical and cost-effective methods both for their synthesis and for high-throughput structure-function relationship studies.