Upon completion of his Doctorate in biophysics at the Research Center Jülich, Germany, in 2000, Jung-Hsin Lin first worked as Research Associate at the John von Neuman Institute for Computing and then worked as Bioinformatics Specialist of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, at the lab of Professor J. Andrew McCammon at the University of California at San Diego, San Diego, Calif, USA, where he developed a new computational methodology for drug design, which is called the relaxed complex method ,which accommodates the effect of protein flexibility into account. He joined the faculty of School of Pharmacy, National Taiwan University (NTU), as an Assistant Professor in 2003, and he coined the word “pharmacoinformatics? for a new integrative science blending chemoinformatics and bioinformatics. He has been setting up courses for pharmacoinformatics since 2003. In a collaborative work, he and colleagues in NTU proposed an “evolutionary Gaussian algorithm?, which is a novel global optimization method rooted in the information theory. It has been shown subsequently to be much more efficient than the very popular genetic algorithm. Since 2004, he has been also jointly affiliated with the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica. In 2006, Lin joined the faculty of the Research Center of Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, but is still jointly affiliated with the School of Pharmacy, NTU. His researches are mainly on the development of theoretical and computational methodologies for modeling of biomolecules, interaction networks of genes, and design of drugs.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011