Dr Yuhsuan Tsai

Dr Yuhsuan Tsai

Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Email:
tsaiy5@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9285
Location:
1.54, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

My research interests include:

  • Synthesis of biological important molecules
  • Study of protein functions by genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids

Links

Research Groups: Biological and Organic Chemistry

Personal website: http://tsai-lab.org/

BSc, National Taiwan University (2003-2006); MSc, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich (2007-2008); Dr. rer. nat., Freie Universitat Berlin (2009-2012, P. H. Seeberger). Research Assistant, Academia Sinica (2006-2007, S.-H. Wu); MRC Career Development Fellow and EMBO Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (2012-2014, J. W. Chin). Lecturer, Cardiff (2015 -).

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2017

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2014

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2010

2007

Details of each module is available in course finder

  • Synthesis of biological important molecules
  • Study of protein functions by genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids

I am interested in applying synthetic chemistry in combination with biochemical and genetic methods to unravel the roles of proteins and protein posttranslational modifications.

Advances in genetic code expansion allow incorporation of unnatural amino acids in cells, and various chemical functionalities have been introduced site specifically into proteins, which provides great opportunity to investigate the biological functions of protein.