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Yen-Kai Chen


Yen-Kai is a space biologist. His interest drove him to initiate a field with no preexisting expertise. He has also initiated the field of space pharmaceuticals in New Zealand, which has inspired others to follow suit. Yen-Kai's interested in the use of nanobiotechnology to improve lives across Asia-Pacific.

Born in Taiwan, he immigrated to New Zealand when he was seven. He has coached Taiwanese high school students on designing space biological experiments. Yen-Kai plans to continue to imagine, create new fields, and explore its uses across Asia-Pacific.