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H. C. (Paul) Lee
University Chair Professor of Biophysics
Head and Professor, Graduate Institute of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
Professor, Department of Physics
National Central University
Zhongli 320, Taiwan
- tel: (+886-3) 422-7151 ext. 36104/36101
- fax: (+886-3) 427-3822
- e-mail: hclee at phy.ncu.edu.tw
- URL: http://sansan.phy.ncu.edu.tw/~hclee/ or Google: HC Lee
Dr. H.C. Lee is University Chair Professor of Biophysics at the National Central University
and was a Ministry of Education National Chair Professor (2006-2009).
He was educated at the Taipei Subordinate Middle School of the Normal University (1953-1959),
National Taiwan University (BSc, 1963) and McGill University (MSc. 1967; PhD, 1969).
Dr. Lee was employed at the Canadian Chalk River Research Laboratories as
a theoretical physicist from 1968 to 1993, progressing from postdoctoral fellow
in 1968 to senior research officer in 1984. In 1992-1993 he was founding
director of the Center for Mathematical Sciences. During this period his field of research
was, in succession, nuclear physics, particles and fields, and mathematical physics.
He also visited and worked at University of Toronto, McGill,
Brookhaven National Labs., Niels Bohr Institute,
National Taiwan University, Cambridge University,
and Beijing Institute of Theoretical Physics.
In 1993 Dr. Lee returned to Taiwan, first chairing the physics
department of the National Chung Hsing University from 1993 to 1995,
then moving to the National Central University in 1995, where he
is professor with the Department of Physics and, since 2006,
head of the Graduate Institute of Systems Biology and
Bioinformatics. In 1997 he turned to theoretical and quantitative biology, focusing on
molecular evolution through the study of physical
and statistical properties of genomic sequences.
At NCU, he was the founding director of the Center
for Complex Systems in 1996, which in 2003 spawned the Graduate
Institute for Biophysics, first of its kind in Taiwan. In 2006
he led successful drives to found the Graduate Institute of Systems
Biology and Bioinformatics, again a first in Taiwan, and
the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering.
Currently Dr. Lee is leading an interdisciplinary team including medical doctors to
conduct systems biology studies
of cancer by integrating DNA and protein array experiments, informatics and