Prof. David Yu-Kai Chen

Associate Editor

Chemistry Department
Seoul National University
Korea, Republic of

Scientific career

Since 2011 Associate Professor at the Seoul National University, Korea
2005 - 2011 Principal Investigator at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore
2003 - 2005 Senior Research Chemist at Merck Research Laboratory in Rahway, USA
2002 - 2003 Research Associate at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, USA
1998 - 2001 Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK
1998 B.Sc in chemistry at the University of Auckland and Research Assistant at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Center, New Zealand


Research areas

His research activity has its foundation in complexity-inspired organic synthesis, with strong emphasis on the design of innovative synthetic strategies by employing modern synthetic technologies.


Thematic issue

Prof. Chen edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry together with Prof. Dawei Ma:

Transition-metal and organocatalysis in natural product synthesis


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