Dr. Hsin-Yun Hsu

Academic Degree(s)






Current Position

  • Associate Professor, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan


Professional Experience

  • 2015-      Associate Professor, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
  • 2010-2015  Assistant Professor, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
  • 2008-2010  Postdoctoral Fellow, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan


Education & Training

  • 2004 – 2008  Ph.D.  (Dr. rer. nat) Biochemie, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2001 – 2003  M.S.  Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 1997 – 2001  B.S.   Biochemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan



  • 2017 Outstanding Young Scholar Research Award, National Chiao-Tung University
  • 2017 Lectureship Award of Chemical Society of Japan, 97th CSJ Annual Meeting
  • 2004-2008 DAAD Research Fellowship (Forschungsstipendien fuer Doktoranden und Nachwuchswissenschaftler), Germany
  • 2006 Award for the 56th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – dedicated in Chemistry


Research Grants

  • Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST), Taiwan
  • Center for Emergent Functional Matter Science of National Chiao Tung University from The Featured Areas Research Center Program within the framework of the Higher Education Sprout Project by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Taiwan.


Committee & Membership

  • DAAD Alumni
  • Molecular Biology Society of Japan


Selected Publication

  • Albert K, Huang XC, Hsu HY* (2017). Bio-templated silica composites for next-generation biomedical applications. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249, 272-289. (SCI).
  • Chen HY, Albert K, Wen CC, Hsieh PY, Chen SY, Huang NC, Lo SC, Chen JK, Hsu HY* (2017). Multifunctional Silver Nanocluster-Hybrid Oligonucleotide Vehicle for Cell Imaging and MicroRNA-Targeted Gene Silencing. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 152, 423–431. (SCI).
  • Huang XC, Inoue-Aono Y, Moriyasu Y, Hsieh PY, Tu WM, Hsiao SC, Jane WN, Hsu HY* (2016). Plant Cell Wall-Penetrable, Redox-Responsive Silica Nanoprobe for the Imaging of Starvation-Induced Vesicle Trafficking. Analytical Chemistry, 88 (20), 10231–10236. (SCI).
  • Huang CH, Tsai MS, Chien KL, Chang WT, Wang TD, Chen SC, Ma HM, Hsu HY*, Chen WJ* (2016). Predicting the outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients using multiple biomarkers and suspension microarray assays. Scientific Reports, 6, 27187. (SCI).
  • Luo YL, Huang XC, Tu WM, Hsu HY* (2016). Differential in situ sensing of extra- and intracellular glutathione by a novel redox-responsive silica matrix-Au nanoprobe. Analytica Chimica Acta, 902,196-204. (SCI).
  • Hsu JF, Hsieh PY, Hsu HY, Shigeto S* (2015). When cells divide: Label-free multimodal spectral imaging for exploratory molecular investigation of living cells during cytokinesis. Scientific Reports, 5,17541. (SCI).
  • Sung YM, Gayam S; Hsieh PY, Hsu HY, Diau E, Wu SP* (2015). Quinone-Modified Mn-Doped ZnS Quantum Dots for Room-Temperature Phosphorescence Sensing of Human Cancer Cells that Overexpress NQO1. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 25961-25969. (SCI).
  • Hsieh CJ, Chen YC, Hsieh PY, Liu SR, Wu SP, Hsieh YZ, Hsu HY* (2015). Graphene oxide-based nanocarrier combined with a pH-sensitive tracer: a vehicle for concurrent pH sensing and pH-responsive oligonucleotide delivery . ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 11467-11475. (SCI).
  • Huang XC, Wu LB, Hsu JF, Shigeto S, Hsu HY* (2015). Biothiol-triggered, Self-disassembled Silica Nanobeads for Intracellular Drug Delivery. Acta Biomaterialia, 23, 263-270. (SCI).
  • Liu TK, Hsieh PY, Zhuang YD, Hsia CY, Huang CL, Lai HP, Lin HS, Chen IC, Hsu HY*, Tan KT* (2014). A Rapid SNAP-tag Fluorogenic Probe Based on Environment-Sensitive Fluorophore for No-Wash Live Cell Imaging. ACS Chemical Biology, 9, 2359-2365. (SCI).