On December 19, 2022, EMBO announced that Dr. Chen-Hui Chen selected as the 4th EMBO Global Investigators.
Dr. Chen-Hui Chen's lab is interested in understanding the complex tissue regeneration that only occurs in some vertebrates. They focus efforts on key knowledge gaps that would be best addressed with the zebrafish model. The lab has a long-standing interest in developing multiplex cell tagging tools, live imaging platforms, and high-content quantitative analyses for capturing cell dynamism at multiple scales and in three-dimensional space. They hope that one day they can translate their findings to enhance regenerative capacity of human tissues and organs.
About his selection as the EMBO Global Investigator, Dr. Chen said: “We are happy and feel honored about the award. It is not just a recognition for me but for the entire lab-every member of the Chen lab. At the same time, I am very thankful for the strong support that we had received from the institution, collaborators, and the ICOB colleagues. Because of them, we may stay calm and positive on the research road that seems always bumpy.”
The Global Investigator Network program, launched in 2019, aims to support junior life scientists within their first six years of setting up their labs in India, Singapore, Chile and Taiwan to create a network of young group leaders and foster connections with the life science community in Europe. Each year, EMBO selects promising group leaders as Global Investigators who receive financial funding for networking, collaboration, and career-enhancing training activities.
EMBO is an organization of more than 1,900 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.