I hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2016 and a master’s degree in Chemistry in 2018 from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. During my academic years, I focused on the total synthesis of the oligosaccharide through the chemo-enzymatic approach. After graduating, I started to work on the biosynthesis of natural products at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. My previous studies involved organic synthesis, enzymatic synthesis, protein expression, gene cloning, heterologous expression, and compound characterization.
Now, as a fellow of the PAVax network at Leiden University under the supervision of Dr. Jeroen Codée, I am engaged in epitope mapping of PA surface polysaccharides. The aims of my project are synthesizing Pel antigens, conjugate vaccine modalities comprising synthetic Pel structures, and immunological evaluation of the new conjugates.