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Dr. Junne-Jih Chen
Dr. Junne-Jih Chen
Junne-Jih Chen


    Dr. Junne-Jih Chen received his B.Sc. (1980) in agronomy, M.Sc. (1982) in food crops and Ph.D. (1990) in agronomy from National Chung Hsing University. He has authored and co-authored 60 scientific and technological publications on plant propagation, seed physiology, molecular markers, and plant variety verification. Moreover, he has obtained two discovery patents and ten innovation patents, of which four were transferred for commercialization.

    Dr. Chen has been honored with the academic achievement award in 2006 from the Taiwan Seed Society and the outstanding agricultural scientist award in 2007 from the Taiwan Outstanding Agriculturists Association. Currently he is serving in the executive committee of the Asia and Pacific Seed Association, the board of AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, and the technical advisory committee of the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region.