Professor Chen is a faculty for Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University. His research interests focus on the molecular virology of hepatitis viruses, and the genetic and genomic studies of hepatocellular carcinoma. Professor Chen’s clinical research covers the natural history of chronic viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and also explores and conducts new therapies and trials for both diseases. He has published over 600 articles in the areas of hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
He was the President of Taiwan Association for Study of the Liver (TASL) from 2012 to 2013. From 2001 to 2006, he was a member of the editorial board of the journal Hepatology and reappointed since year 2010-2011. In 2000, Professor Chen was awarded the International Research Scholar in Infectious Diseases by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for a period of five years. He has been elected into Academia Sinica in year 2006 and into TAWS member in year 2011.