Meet our international team below (current and past)  🇵🇹 🇹🇼 🇮🇩 🇲🇾 🇮🇳

Pedro Gonçalves (佩德洛) 🇵🇹

I received a PhD in Molecular Pathology and Genetics from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2014, and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (USA, between 2015-2018) and Academia Sinica (Taiwan, between 2019-2020). I joined the College of Medicine of the National Cheng Kung University in 2021, where I am currently a visiting assistant professor. My research interests concentrate on the exploration of fungal biodiversity, primarily at the interface of biology, genetics and evolution of filamentous fungi. I have been involved in various outreach activities, namely as a member of The Millet Project, an initiative devoted to agricultural sustainability and diet diversification. I have also served as a scientific consultant for the biotechnology industry.


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Zhen Yee Wu (吳振義) 🇲🇾

I graduated from the Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences at the National Cheng Kung University. In the lab, I will be focusing my studies on antifungal drug resistance using Neurospora crassa. I consider antifungal drug resistance a concerning issue across the world. After joining the Gonçalves Lab, I look forward to broaden my horizon about fungal biotechnology and hope that one day I can make an impact to the world.

Monmi Pangging (潘茉蜜) 🇮🇳

Biological science and its application have always been my motivation. Having been associated with diverse research groups that work on bacteria, plants and fungi has enriched my understanding and ignited the curiosity to know more. With this in mind, the goal of my work is to bioengineer the production of important metabolites. Many metabolites of microbial origin are in high demand in terms of reaching higher cost effectiveness and their socio-economic benefits to animals, plants and humans. I am excited to be a part of this project and looking forward to making an impact on society.

呂玟錡 (Karen Leu) 🇹🇼

I am a undergraduate student majoring in Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology at National Cheng Kung University. For the past few years, I’ve been learning in a lab that focuses on gene and protein research, which considerably increased my interest towards genetic engineering of microorganisms. With this in mind, I joined the Gonçalves Lab, hoping to gain more knowledge about fungal biotechnology.

Sean Yuet (漩悅) 🇲🇾

I am an undergraduate student from National Cheng Kung University's Department of Life Sciences. I am interested in anything and everything that deals with biology. Joining the lab was my way of specifying that interest as well as developing an understanding for the field of fungi.

Pratyasha Nath 🇮🇳

I am an undergraduate student from the Department of Biotechnology, at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. I am interested in sustainability, immunology and public health. I am interested in the possibilities of using cell factories to manufacture bioproducts like medicines and food supplements in a sustainable manner. I have previously explored these possibilities in the field of algal biotechnology. Now I am eager to extend my knowledge into the fascinating world of fungi. As a remote visiting student at the Gonçalves Lab, I hope to learn more about fungal biotechnology and how to use it to engineer sustainable technologies. I hope to pursue research work that will help to solve global hunger and improve public health.

Gonçalves Lab Alumni

Aditya Aryandi Setiawibawa: research assistant, Sep 2021-Sep 2022 🇮🇩

黃宣瑜 (Chloe Huang): undergraduate student, Feb-Sep 2022 🇹🇼

賴雨彤 (Izabel Lai): master's student, May 2021-Jul 2022 🇹🇼