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Institute of Molecular Medicine

Institute of Molecular Medicine

 

Brief Introduction

 
The Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) advocates an integrated approach to conduct research in the field of molecular medicine and designs graduate programs at both master and doctoral level.
Currently, IMM consists of nine full-time faculty members actively engaged in various research fields including theoretical pharmacology, neurophysiology, cellular responses to DNA damages and DNA repair, medical applications of physical means, medical microbiology, developmental biology and bioenergetics.
 

Special Features of the Institute

 
Faculty members of IMM have strong collaborations with scientists of other research institutes and hospitals such as The Academia Sinica, The National Health Research Institutes, The National High Speed Computer Center/Synchrotron, The Animal Technology Institute of Taiwan, National Taiwan University Hospital at Hsinchu, Veterans General Hospital, Chung Gang Medical University, and Mackay Memorial Hospital. Currently, IMM is establishing scientific exchange programs with Institutes abroad such as The Department of Biology and Institute for Protein Chemistry of Osaka University (Japan). 
 

Faculty and Staff

 
CHANG, Hwan-you Professor (Ph.D., Basic Medical Sciences, New York University;Microbial Biotechnology)
CHEN, Linyi Associate  Professor (Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA;Cell Biology、Signal Transduction、Protein Trafficking、 Transcriptional Regulation)
HSU, Jui-chou Director, Distinguished Professor(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Molecular biology, 1992;Developmental Genetics、Molecular Biology)
KAO, Mou-chieh Associate  Professor (Ph.D., Cornell University, 2000;Mitochondrial complex I and diseases、Bacterial pathogenesis)
LEE, Kuan-rong Professor (Ph. D., Physical Chemistry, University of Rochester, 1981;Physical Biochemistry、Biomedicine、Applied optics、Integrated circuits)
LIN, Thy-hou Professor (Ph.D., Macromolecule Science and Engineering, University of Michigan.;Probiotics、Molecular modeling、Drug design)
LIU, Yin-chang Professor (Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Iowa, 1985;DNA Repair、Cellular Responses to DNA Damage)
PERNG, Ming-der Associate  Professor (Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Dundee, UK, 2000;The cell biology of cytoskeletal-based disease)
YEH, Shih-rung Associate  Professor ( Ph.D., Georgia State Univ. Ins. Neurobiology, 1996)

 

Curriculum

 
Colloquium (Graduate, 1 credit hours, every semester)
Seminar (Graduate, 1 credit hours, every semester)
Advanced Cell Biology(Graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Bioinformatics and Structural Biology:
Computational Biology (Graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Biotechnology:
Aging and Stress Studies in Drosophila Melanogaster(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Modeling Human Diseases in Drosophila(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Mouse Models in Biomedical Research(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Translational Cancer Research(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics in Transcription Factor Forkhead Box(Fox) Proteins I(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Introduction to Drug & Medical Device Regulation(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics on ER homeostasis Regulation(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics in Model Organism Biotechnology(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Vaccine Engineering(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics in Growth Factor Signaling: Its Application in Cancer Therapy(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Molecular and Cellular Biology:
Special topics on Molecular Motors and Axonal Transport(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics on Molecular Motors and Axonal Transport II(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics on cell cycle checkpoint signaling(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Tumor Biology I(Graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Tumor Biology Ⅱ(Graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Special topics on Mitosis(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Systems Neuroscience:
Neurotransmitters and Physiology of Behaviors II(Graduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Neurotransmission and Psychoanalysis(Graduate,2 credit hours, once a year)
 
 

Graduate Requirements

 
For Master degree students, 24 credit hours(at least 18 credits taken from the College of Life Science) and a thesis
Course requirements: 
-Seminar (Two semesters)
-Colloquium (Four semesters)
-Thesis course (At least two semesters. It is compulsory to continue to take this course if the student extends the dateline for his/her graduation.)
For Ph.D. degree students, 18 credit hours(at least 12 credits taken from the College of Life Science) and a dissertation
Course requirements: 
-Seminar (Four semesters within 3 years) 
-Colloquium (Four semesters)
-Thesis course
-The qualifying examination for admission to Ph.D. candidacy(within 3 years) 
A preliminary requirement for the qualifying examination is to take at least one of the following 
courses with a final grade higher than 70. 
Advanced Biochemistry;Advanced Cell Biology;Advanced Molecular Biology;Physical Biochemistry
- Pass the Ph.D. thesis proposal 
Students are required to pass their Ph.D. thesis proposal by a committee within four years of entering the Ph.D. program. 
-At least two publications on international journals, students must be the first author for one of the publications.
-Recognition in English ability (TOFEL PBT 550 or CBT 213 or IBT79 /TOEIC 750 /IELTS 6.0 )
 

Financial Aids

 
School scholarship information : please link to http://oga.nthu.edu.tw/cont.php?id=93&m=m26&mm=mm41&tc=5&lang=en
College scholarship information :
  1. President Scholarship of College of Life Science, NTHU
  2. College of Life Sciences Reward of Outstanding Neurosciences Thesis
  3. Shen's Culture & Education Foundation
  4. The Selection Approach of "Dr. Hong, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship and Thesis Award"  
 

Contact Information

 
For information specifically related to the Institute of Molecular Medicine, please contact the 
Director : Jui-Chou Hsu, Email address : jchsu@life.nthu.edu.tw
Secretary : Ya-Wen Hung, Email address : mm@life.nthu.edu.tw
For further information on the Institute, you can also link to http://mm.life.nthu.edu.tw/main.php?lang=en
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