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Chair Prof. Akon Higuchi


Ph.D., School of Eng., Tokyo Institute of  Technology 
E-mail
higuchi@ncu.edu.tw

 

Current Positions:

Chair Professor of National Central University

Visiting Professor of King Saud University (Saudi Arabia)

Adjunct Professor of Kyoto Institute of Technology (Kyoto, Japan)

 

Honors and Awards:

Sofue Memorial Award, Society of Fiber Science, Japan (1994)       

Seikei Academic Award, Seikei Alumni Association, Japan (2003)

Chair Professor of National Central University (1.0 millionNT/year) (2007)       
Editorial Board Member of Membrane Water Treatment (Techno-Press, SCI, Korea)

    (2009-present)

Chair Professor of National Central University (1.0 millionNT/year) (2010)

Editorial Board Member of World Journal of Stem Cells (WJSC, China) (2011-present)

Council of Chemical Society of Japan, Division of Polymer Science (2011-present)

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Membrane Separation Technology

    (Lifescience Global, Canada) (2012-present)

Chair Professor of National Central University (1.2 miilionNT/year) (2012)

Nanotechnology Outsatnding Contribution Award (奈米科技傑出貢獻獎),

    National Science Council, Taiwan (2013)

Editor in Chief of American Journal of Tissue Engineering & Stem Cell

    (Columbia International Publishing, USA) (2013-present)

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Stem Cells Research, Development and Therap

    (Herald Scholarly Open Access, USA) (2014-present)

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Cytology and Tissue Biology

    (Herald Scholarly Open Access, USA) (2014-present)

Associate Editor of Physics and Chemistry of Stem Cells (Walter de Gruyter, German)

    (2014-present)

Advisory Board of Journal of Materials Chemistry B (Royal Society of Chemistry, SCI

    journal, impact factor=6.101) (2014-present)

The Asia-Pacific (AP) Council of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    International Society (TERMIS-AP) (2014-present)

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (England) (2014-present)

 


Professional Specialty

Biomaterials
Stem cell engineering

Biomedical membranes

Bioseparation

 

Research Fields
Preparation of nanobrush-grafted surface

Culture of stem cells on biomaterials under xeno-free conditions

Reprogramming of human somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
Isolation of adipose-derived stem cells from human fat tissue by membrane filtration method

 
Potential Applications of Research

Isolation of stem cells from human tissue

Pluripotent stem cell culture for clinical application

Adult stem cell culture for clinical application

Generation of human iPSCs in safety conditions

 



 

Selected Publications:

A. Higuchi*, Q.-D. Ling, S. S. Kumar, Y. Chang, T.-C. Kao, M. A. Munusamy, A. A. Alarfaj, S.-T. Hsu, A. Umezawa, External stimulus-responsive biomaterials designed for the culture and differentiation of ES, iPS, and adult stem cells, Prog Polym. Sci., 39 (2014) 1585-1613.

D.-C. Chen, L.-Y. Chen, Q.-D. Ling, M.-H. Wu, C.-T. Wang, S. S. Kumar, Y. Chang, M. A. Munusamy, A. A. Alarfaj, H.-C. Wang, S.-T. Hsu, A. Higuchi*, Purification of human adipose-derived stem cells from fat tissues using PLGA/silk screen hybrid membranes, Biomaterials, 35 (2014) 4278-4287.

A. Higuchi*, Q.-D. Ling, S. S. Kumar, M. A. Munusamy, A. A. Alarfajj, A. Umezawa, G.-J. Wu, Design of polymeric materials for culturing human pluripotent stem cells: Progress toward feeder-free and xeno-free culturing, Prog. Polym. Sci., 39(7) (2014) 1348-1374.

S. S. Kumar, J.-S. Hsiao Q.-D. Ling, I. Dulinska-Molak, G. Chen, Y. Chang, Y. Chang, Y. H. Chen, D.-C. Chen, S.-T. Hsu, A. Higuchi*, The combined influence of substrate elasticity and surface grafted molecules on the ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, Biomaterials, 34 (2013) 7632-7644.

A. Higuchi*, Q.-D. Ling, Y. Chang, S.-T. Hsu, A. Umezawa, Physical cues of biomaterials guide stem cell differentiation fate, Chemical Reviews, 113 (2013) 3297-3328.

C.-H. Wu, Fa-Kung Lee, S. S. Kumar, Q.-D. Ling, Y. Chang, Y. Chang, H.-C. Wang, H. Chen, D.-C. Chen, S.-T. Hsu, A. Higuchi*, The Isolation and Differentiation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Using Membrane Filtration, Biomaterials, 33 (2012) 8228-8239.

A. Higuchi*, Q.-D. Ling, S.-T. Hsu, A. Umezawa, Biomimetic Cell Culture Proteins as Extracellular Matrices for Stem Cell Differentiation, Chemical Reviews, 112 (2012) 4507-4540.

L.-Y. Chen, Y. Chang, J.-S. Shiao, Q.-D. Ling, Y. Chang, Y. H. Chen, D.-C. Chen, S.-T. Hsu, H. H. Lee, A. Higuchi*, Effect of the surface density of nanosegments immobilized on culture dishes on ex vivo expansion  of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells from umbilical cord blood, Acta Biomaterialia, 8 (2012) 1749-1758.

A. Higuchi*, P.-Y. Shen, J.-K. Zhao, C.-W. Chen, Q.-D. Ling, H. Chen, H.-C. Wang, J.-T. Bing, S.-T. Hsu, Osteoblast Differentiation of Amniotic Fluid-Derived Stem Cells Irradiated with Visible Light, Tissue Engineering, Part A, 17(21-22) (2011) 2593-2602.

A. Higuchi*, Q.-D. Ling, Y.-A. Ko, Y. Chang, A. Umezawa, Biomaterials for the feeder-free culture of human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, Chemical Reviews, 111 (2011) 3021-3034.

Akon Higuchi*, Chung-Wei Chuang, Qing-Dong Ling, See-Chang Huang, Ling-Mei Wang, Hui Chen, Yung Chang, Han-Chow Wang, Jun-Tang Bing, Yu Chang, Shih-Tien Hsu, Differentiation Ability of Adipose-derived Stem Cells Separated from Adipose Tissue by A Membrane Filtration Method, J. Membrane Sci., 366 (2011) 286-294.

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