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College of Life Science

A Brief History of the college

Established in 1991 as the very first Department of Life Science in Taiwan, the Department of Life Science allows students to explore various areas of life science in an integrated yet diverse program built upon a solid foundation of chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology. In 2002, the College of Life Science was reorganized and is now comprised of the Department of Life Science and four Institutes, the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, the Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, and the Institute of Biotechnology. The Department of Life Science offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) program in Biology, and the four Institutes offer graduate programs in a variety of research areas.
The Department of Life Science is home to some of Taiwan’s finest researchers and educators. The undergraduate curriculum covers many facets of biology, such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physical biochemistry, bioinformatics, structural biology, genomics, and proteomics. Advanced students may also register for graduate-level courses. The Department encourages students to actively engage in research by conducting independent research projects at the laboratory of their choice. Students entering their senior year are encouraged to participate in summer research programs at outstanding laboratories abroad or to study abroad via short-term international student exchange programs.

Special features/strengths


Five educational goals of the College of Life Science (ERIGS): 
  1. Education: Excellence in education and learning in the fields of life science.
  2. Research: Innovative research and research training at the highest international level in the fields of life science.
  3. Internal Mobilization: Supporting the development of students and colleagues.
  4. Globalization: Widening global worldview and providing international environment for the studies of life science.
  5. Social Responsibility: Model for sharing common wealth from life science research.
We strive to train our young life scientists to be leaders of future generations with a passion for science, compassion for life, and a desire to transform the world.


Dean's Office


Chiang, Ann-Shyn, Professor and Dean

- Room 448, LS Bldg. II


Tang, YJ, Secretary of LS College

-Room 203, LS Bldg. II




Department of Life Science

Interdisciplinary Program of Life Science

Department of Medical Science

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Institute of Molecular Medicine

Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology

Institute of Biotechnology

Institute of Systems Neuroscience

Internaional Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary neuroscience(University System of Taiwan)

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