Zibo Chen is an assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences at Westlake University. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Life Sciences with First Class Honours from National University of Singapore, received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in the labs of David Baker and Frank DiMaio at the University of Washington, and did postdoctoral work in mammalian synthetic biology with Michael Elowitz at Caltech. His work focuses on programming biology using proteins as the coding language. Zibo is a recipient of Science & SciLifeLab Prize, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, and the Damon Runyon Fellowship.