Wilfred Chen

Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

224 Colburn Lab, University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716

Phone: 302.831.6327
Fax: 302.831.1048


The complex interactions between humans and the rest of the biosphere have created some of our most challenging global problems in human history such as energy sustainability, severe pollutions, and emergence or re-emergence of old and new epidemics and diseases. Research in our laboratory is focused on the development of next generation molecular tools in addressing these key global problems in virus infection, biofuel production, and separation of protein pharmaceutics.

Latest publications

Shen-Long Tsai, Nancy A. DaSilva, and Wilfred Chen, Functional display of complex cellulosomes on the yeast surface via adaptive assembly, ACS Synthetic Biology, In Press.

Fang Liu, Shen-Long Tsai, Bhawna Madan, and Wilfred Chen, Engineering a high-affinity scaffold for non-chromatographic protein purification via intein-mediated cleavage, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 109, 2829–2835, 2012

Garima Goyal, Shen Long Tsai, Bhawna Madan, Nancy A. DaSilva, and Wilfred Chen, Simultaneous cell growth and ethanol production from cellulose by an engineered yeast consortium displaying a functional mini-cellulosome, Microb. Cell Factories, 10, 89, 2011.

Divya Sivaraman, Payal Biswas, Lakshmi N Cella, Marylynn V. Yates and Wilfred Chen, Detecting RNA viruses in living mammalian cells by fluorescence microscopy, Trends in Biotechnol., 29, 37-313, 2011. cover



December 2012
Three new graduate students, Rebecca Chen, Long Chen, and Ka-Hei Siu, join the lab

December 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Cella

September 2012
Dr. Chen selected as the 2012 winner of the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication more
July 2012
Chen Lab alumnus Shen-Long Tsai has accepted a faculty position at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Congratulations Professor Tsai!

December 2011
A new graduate student Qi Chen joins the lab 

November 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Shen-Long Tsai and Dr. Divya Sivaraman

Open Positions
New opportunities in the lab - two Ph.D. students

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