Dr. Chen as a PI has been awarded over 10 major research grants, from agencies including the National Natural Science Fund of China (NSFC), Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), Research Fund of the University of Macau, International S&T Cooperation Program of Guangdong Province, and Program from Key laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Chinese Academy of Sciences and State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, Peking University. Since 2010, Dr. Chen has published more than 80 peer-reviewed SCI papers as the first or corresponding author, many of which appear in top-tier pharmaceutics and biomaterials journals including ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Journal of Controlled Release, Molecular Pharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Research. Her academic achievements have been recognized by 1st/2nd/4th Macao Science and Technology Awards – Natural Science Award (2012/2014/2018). She (co-)supervises more than 20 PhD/MSc graduates: one student received the 9th China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award; seven students received the Macao Science and Technology Award-Scientific and Technological R&D Awards for Postgraduates; and more than twenty conference awards.
Dr. Meiwan Chen’s research focuses on biomaterial and nanomedicine, especially on development of targeted drug delivery systems for cancer therapy. The research ranges from design and synthesis of novel lipidic and polymeric carriers to mechanistic understanding of delivery barriers and to in vivostudies of relevant tumor models. The emphasis is on improving the efficacy of chemotherapeutics that have poor water-solubility, fast metabolism, non-selectivity, and drug resistance. Leveraging on the expertise and resources of the SKL of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine at the University of Macau, the lab also develops nanomedicines combining Chinese and Western medicinal compounds for synergistic effects.
Specialty Committee of TCM Pharmaceutical of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), Executive Council Member & Vice Secretary General of the 3rd Board
Chinese Drug Preparations Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, Committee Member
Nano Biotechnology Association, China Medicinal Biotechnology, Committee member
Specialty Committee for Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine of Guangdong Province, Executive Committee Member of 6thexecutive committee
Macau Sun Yat-sen Association of Medical Sciences, Executive Member of Director Board
Macau Physiological Society, Secretary General & Deputy Managing Director
Precision Medicine Association of Macau, Committee Member
Honors & Rewards
2012-10-09 Macao Science and Technology Awards (Second prize) Other The Second
2014-10-08 Macao Science and Technology Awards (Second prize) Other The Second
2019-10-25 The 9th China Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Forum, Shenzhen, 25-27 October, 2019, Third prize.
2018-10-28 2018 Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicinal Sciences, Macao, China, 28-30 October, 2018, Excellence Award.
2018-10-28 2018 National undergraduate biomedical engineering innovation design competition, Shenzhen, 26-28 August, 2018, First Price.
2018-10-28 2018 National undergraduate biomedical engineering innovation design competition, Shenzhen, 26-28 August, 2018, Third Price.
2017-12-19 The 3rd ICMS Academic Seminar for Postgraduate Students, Macau, 19 December, 2017, Third Prize.
2017-09-07 The International Symposium for Graduate Students on Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017 & the 3rd Annual AAPS-SYSU Student Chapter Research Symposium, Guangzhou, 7-9 September, 2017, Oral Presentation Second Prize Award.
2016-12-09 The 2nd ICMS Postgraduate Student Academic Forum, Macau, 9 December 2016, Excellent Prize.
2016-12-09 The 2nd ICMS Postgraduate Student Academic Forum, Macau, 9 December 2016, Nominee Prize.
2016-08-12 Soochow, 12 August 2016, Annual Creative Research Award.
2016-07-01 The 30th Academic Annual Conference of Chinese Chemical Society, Dalian, 1-4 July 2016, Excellent Poster Award.
2015-12-11 The 1st ICMS Postgraduate Student Academic Forum, Macau, 11 December 2015, First Prize.
2015-08-21 IGPS2015&AAPS-SYSU Symposium, Guangzhou, 21-23 August 2015, Oral Presentation Third Prize & Excellent Poster Award.
2015-08-21 IGPS2015&AAPS-SYSU Symposium, Guangzhou, 21-23 August 2015, Excellent Poster Award.
2014-08-20 Beijing, 20 August 2014, 9th China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award. (under Prof Yitao Wang’s and Prof Meiwan Chen’s supervision)
2014-09-19 2014 Chinese Pharmaceutical Conference. Changsha, 19-21 September 2014, Postgraduate Forum (Third Class Prize).
2014-09-19 2014 Chinese Pharmaceutical Conference. Changsha, 19-21 September 2014, Excellent Poster Award (Second Class Prize).
2014-09-19 2014 Chinese Pharmaceutical Conference. Changsha, 19-21 September 2014, Excellent Poster Award (Third Class Prize).