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Liao,Chao Tsai


Liao, Chao-Tsai

Job title: Associate Professor

Research expertise:

1. Development of molecular identification systems for bacteria

2. Detection and investigation of bacterial drug resistance

Emai:  ctliao @ctust.edu.tw

Office phone number:(04) 2239-1647 #7056


Ph. D.  1999 Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, National Chung Hsing University.

M. Sc. 1993 Institute of molecular Biology, National Chung Hsing University.

B. Sc. 1989 Department of Medical technology, Taipei Medical college.

Professional Fields

1. Molecular bacteriology

2.Antimicrobial resistance

Courses TaughtMolecular Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Diagnosis in Medicine.

Representative Publication in 5 Years

       Research papers

  1. Chao-Tsai Liao, Yu-Fan Liu, Ying-Chuan Chiang, Hsueh-Hsia Lo, Shin-Chiao Du, Pei-Chi Hsu, Yi-Min Hsiao (2016) Functional characterization and transcriptome analysis reveal multiple roles for prc in the pathogenicity of the black rot pathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Research in microbiology. 167(4), 299-312. (IF= 2.705; R/C=55/119=46.21%, MICROBIOLOGY, SCI).
  2. Hsien-Ming Lee, Chao-Tsai Liao, Ying-Chuan Chiang, Yu-Yin Chang, Yu-Tzu Yeh, Shin-Chiao Du, Yi-Min Hsiao (2016) Characterization of genes encoding proteins containing HD-related output domain in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 109(4), 509-522.  (IF= 1.806; R/C=85/119=71.43%, MICROBIOLOGY, SCI).
  3. Chien-Wen Huang, Ju-Huei Chien, Ru-Yan Peng, De-Jiun Tsai, Ming-Hsien Li, Hsien-Ming Lee, Chuen-Fu Lin, Mong-Chuan Lee, Chao-Tsai Liao (2015) Molecular epidemiology of CTX-M-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Proteus mirabilis isolates in Taiwan. International journal of antimicrobial agents. 45(1), 84-85. (IF= 4.296; R/C=14/78=17.95%, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, SCI).
  4. Chao-Tsai Liao, Shin-Chiao Du, Hsueh-Hsia Lo, Yi-Min Hsiao (2014) The galU gene of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris is involved in bacterial attachment, cell motility, polysaccharide synthesis, virulence, and tolerance to various stresses. Archives of microbiology. 196(10), 729-738. (IF= 1.667; R/C=89/119=74.79%, MICROBIOLOGY, SCI).
  5. Chien-Te Li, Chao-Tsai Liao, Shin-Chiao Du, Yu-Ping Hsiao, Hsueh-Hsia Lo, Yi-Min Hsiao (2014) Functional characterization and transcriptional analysis of galE gene encoding a UDP-galactose 4-epimerase in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Microbiological research. 169(5-6), 441-452. (IF=2.561; R/C=58/119=48.74%, MICROBIOLOGY, SCI).
  6. Yu-Fan Liu, Chao-Tsai Liao, Wan-Ling Song, Pei-Chi Hsu, Shin-Chiao Du, Hsueh-Hsia Lo, Yi-Min Hsiao (2013) GsmR, a response regulator with an HD-related output domain in Xanthomonas campestris, is positively controlled by Clp and is involved in the expression of genes responsible for flagellum synthesis. The FEBS journal. 280(1), 199-213. (IF= 4.001; R/C=77/289=26.64%, BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, SCI).
  7. Ming-Hsien LI, Chao-Tsai, Liao, Wei-Chih OU, Pei-Lain CHEN, Chiung-Hua HUANG, Yu-Hsuan CHEN, Hai-I HUANG, Hong-Kean OOI (2012) Differentiation of four Eimeria species commonly seen in Taiwanese rabbits by RAPD. Taiwan Veterinary Journal. 38(4), 227-232.
  8. Yi-Min Hsiao, Wan-Ling Song, Chao-Tsai Liao, I-Hsuan Lin, Mei-Ying Pan, Ching-Fen Lin (2012) Transcriptional analysis and functional characterization of XCC1294 gene encoding a GGDEF domain protein in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Archives of microbiology. 194(4), 293-304. (IF= 1.667; R/C=89/119=74.79%, MICROBIOLOGY, SCI).


  1. Method for identifying Listeria species. Patent number: I409330
  2. Novel nucleic acid of Shigella boydii, primer and test kit for identifying Shigella boydii and identification method thereof. Patent number: I522473
  3. Method for identifying proteus species and test kit thereof. Patent number:I532845