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Huey-Wen Chuang, Professor

Huey-wen Chuang  Ph.D



TEL: 05-2717756

FAX: 05-2717755



Our laboratory aims to develop compounds for facilitating crop tolerance to various abiotic stresses focusing mainly on heat and salt stresses. 


Undergraduate: Plant Physiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Nutrition, Floriculture.

Graduate: Orchidology, Special Topics on reading and Writing Scientific Papers, Special Topics on Plant Molecular Biology.


Our research goal is focusing on study of molecular mechanism of plant cells responding to abiotic stress and biotic stress. We emphasize using molecular biology tools to do diagnosis of plant performance in field and apply this information to improve crop quality. Currently, we are working on the following subjects: (1) Application of elicitors on Phalaeonopsis orchid to improve disease resistance and growth vigor in field treatment or shipping process. (2) Effects of LED light in regulation of Oncidum orchid growth activity and flowering, and in improvement of tissue culture quality of Phalaenopsis orchid. (3) Molecular mechanism of soybean peptide in promoting plant growth and evaluation of effects of soybean peptide in field treatment.


1992-1997: Ph.D. in Genetics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 

1987-1989: M.S. in Horticulture, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

1982-1986: B.S. in Horticulture, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan 


2004-present: Assistant Professor, National Chiayi University, Taiwan. 

2003-2004: Research Investigator, AsiaGen Corporation, Taiwan

2002-2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota

1997-2002: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University


1. Chien-Pei Kung, Yi-Ru Wu, Huey-wen Chuang*. Expression of a dye-decolorizing peroxidase results in hypersensitive response to cadmium stress through reducing the ROS signal in Arabidopsis. Environ. Exp. Bot. 2014, 101: 47-55.

2. Huey-wen Chuang*, Pou-Yi Chang, You-yu Syu. Harpin Protein, an Elicitor of Disease Resistance, Acts as a Growth Promoter in Phalaenopsis Orchids. J. Plant Growth Regul. 2014, DOI 10.1007/s00344-014-9425-1.

3.  You-yu Syu, Jui-Hung Hung, Jui-Chang Chen, Huey-wen Chuang*. Impacts of size and shape of silver nanoparticles on Arabidopsis plant growth and gene expression. Plant Physiol Biochem., 2014. 83, 57-64.

4. Chuang HW*, Harnrak, A, Chen, YC, Hsu, CM. A harpin-induced ethylene-responsive factor regulates plant growth and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 , 402(2):414-20.

5. Chuang HW, Wang IW, Lin SY, Chang YL*. Transcriptome analysis of cadmium response in Ganoderma lucidum. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2009, 293(2):205-13.

6. Huang YC, Chang YL, Hsu JJ, Chuang HW*. Transcriptome analysis of auxin-regulated genes of Arabidopsis thaliana. Gene. 2008, 420(2):118-24.

7. Harpin與Chitosan誘抗劑之施用對蝴蝶蘭貯運後品質之研究。孫彩華、 莊慧文*。台灣園藝 (J. Taiwan Soc. Hort. Sci.) 56 (3): 183-191, 2010

8. 夜來香花香成分分析。陳南臻、許珍禎、莊慧文*。嘉大農林學報(J. Agric. For.)(NCYU) 2010, 7: 32-42


1. Siao-Yu Jian、Huey-wen Chuang* Establishing system for viral detection and aeroponic culture for producing potato tubers. 2014. Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science

2. Chun-Hung Chang、Huey-wen Chuang*. The Effect of Soybean Peptide on Promoting Plant Growth and Development. 2014. Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science

3. Kar-Liang Lim, Huey-wen Chuang*. Peptide isolated from fermented soy protein promotes growth, flowering and antioxidant activity in plants. 2014. Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science

4. Rosyida, Huey-wen Chuang*(2014) THE ROLES OF ANTIOXIDANT COMPOUNDS IN PLANT ABIOTIC STRESS RESPONSES. 2014. Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science.

5. Astri Sumiati, Huey-wen Chuang*(2014) The Role of Plant Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth. 2014. Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science.

6. Yi-Ru Wu, Huey-wen Chuang*(2013)Transcriptome analysis of Arabidopsis seedlings in response to larminarin, an elicitor of defense mechanism. 2013年台灣園藝學年會 (Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

7. Syu, You-Yu, Huey-wen Chuang*(2013) Application of elicitors in improving vegetative growth of Phalaenopsis orchid. 2013年台灣園藝學年會 (Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

8. Sih-Huei Tsai, Huey-wen Chuang*(2013) The effects of light emitting diode (LED) on the growth of Oncidium orchid. 2013年台灣園藝學年會 (Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

9. Yong-Ling Fong, Huey-wen Chuang*(2012) The effect of different light conditions on the growth and gene expression of Ganoderma lucidum 2012年台灣園藝學年會 (Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

10. Chi-Mo Hsu, Huey-wen Chuang*(2012) Physiological response of Phalaenopsis tissue under red ,red/blue and white light conditions. 2012年台灣園藝學年會 (Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

11. Meng-Xuan Li, Huey-Wen Chuang*(2012) Transcriptome analysis of Phalaenopsis orchid in response to heat stress 2012. 台灣園藝學年會 (Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

12. Deffi Armita, Huey-wen Chuang*(2012) Differential response of Phalaenopsis varieties towards high temperature  environment. 2012. 台灣園藝學年會(Annual Conference of Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science)

13. Wen-Zheng Lin, Huey-wen Chuang*Transcriptome analysis of Arabidopsis genome in response to a fungicide fosetyl “2011年11月 中華植物學年會

14. Pou-yi Chang. Huey-wen Chuang*(2010) Transcriptome Analysis of Phalaenopsis Orchid in Response to Harpin and Chitosan “2010年11月 中華植物學年會

15. Ji-Huan Fong, Huey-wen Chuang* (2010) Functional Analysis of a WD40-Repeat Protein in Arabidopsis “2010年11月 中華植物學年會

16. 莊慧文. 誘抗劑施用對蝴蝶蘭海運品質之影響. 2010台灣國際蘭花研討會蘭花類研究成果發表

17. Huey-wen Chuang*, Yung-Chieh Huang. Isolation of differentially expressed genes in response to auxin in Arabidopsis by cDNA-AFLP. 2008 July Gordon Research Conferences on Plant Molecular Biology.

18. Cai-Hua Sun. Huey-wen Chuang*. Elicitor induces plant defense response and improves the post-shipping quality of Phalaenopsis orchid. 2009. 前瞻農業科技國際研討會

19. Jian-Hong Wang, Huey-wen Chuang*. Functional Analysis of a RING-type Ubiquitin Ligase of Arabidopsis. 2009. 前瞻農業科技國際研討會

20. Chian-Pei Kung、Huey-wen Chuang. Molecular cloning and functional analysis of a DyP-type peroxidase in Ganoderma lucidium. 2009. 前瞻農業科技國際研討會

21. 魏妙如、莊慧文*。阿拉伯芥基因Auxin Regulated WD domain之基因功能分析 2008. 植物分子夏令營。