President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) has named Weng Chi-hui (翁啟惠), a renowned biochemist, to be the next head of Academia Sinica, the Presidential Office announced on Thursday. Weng, director of Academia Sinica's Genetics Research Center, will succeed Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), a Nobel laureate, to head the nation's most prestigious academic institution after Lee's tenure expires in October, the Presidential Office said in a news release. In line with the Academia Sinica Organic Law (中研院組織法), the institution presented a short list of three candidates to the president earlier this year. The two other candidates were Chen Ting-hsin (陳定信) and Wu Mao-kun (吳茂昆). Weng, who was elected an Academia Sinica academician in 1994, is a respected academic in genetic research. Among his academic achievements was developing a means to mass-produce glycoproteins, which may lead to dramatically lower costs for many medications.
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