Group Leader at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP) at University of Tübingen, Germany.
BSc (Hons) 2005
Chang obtained his Bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees at National University of Singapore, where he did both of his undergraduate and graduate studies in Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), Faculty of Science. During his undergraduate course, he participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) module in former Assist. Prof. Ong Bee Lian’s lab in DBS. After that, he joined Prof. Yu Hao’s lab in DBS to do his Honours year and PhD projects, where he made several important discoveries in addressing molecular mechanisms regulating flowering time and flower development in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. After graduation, he continued his research in plant science as a Research Fellow at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory in Singapore, and later at Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany.
Since he started his lab at Tübingen University in 2015, Chang has been working at the interface of experimental biology and computing to understand the biological meaning of dynamic chromatin structure and positioning in plants.
Dr Liu Chang is the recipient of two prestigious awards in Life Sciences such as the Wang Gungwu Medal and Prize for the best PhD thesis in the Natural Sciences and the Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal for the best PhD graduate with the most outstanding work done in Life Sciences in year 2010.