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Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology

Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology

 

Brief Introduction

 
Established in 2002, the institute provides outstanding opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty to undertake and accomplish significant research and engage in excellent educational programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with the aim of developing first-class research scientists with global perspective, leadership potential, and expertise in bioinformatics and structural biology.
The institute leads the nation in both research achievement and infrastructure. We have state-of-the-art instrumentation at our disposal including NMR, mass and circular dichroism spectrometers, x-ray diffractometers, electron microscopes and computer clusters. We also maintain broad collaborative interactions with many institutes such as The National Health Research Institute, The National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center and The National Center for High-Performance Computing.
The institute currently consists of twelve faculty members with expertise spanning virtually all areas of bioinformatics, structural biology, and related fields. 
 

Faculty and Staff

 

CHAN, Hong-lin Professor (Ph.D. Dept. of Biochem. & Mol. Bio., University College, University of London, 2005; Quantitative proteomics; Biomarker discovery; Translational medicine; Mass spectrometry; Analytic biochemistry)
CHENG, Hui-chun Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Department of Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2011; Biophysics and Structural Biology)
CHUANG, Yung-jen Professor & Chairman (Department of Medical Science & Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, National Tsing Hua University; Research Expertise: Vascular Biology; Functional Genomics)
HSU, Ban-dar Distinguished Professor & Director (Ph.D., Biology, University of Rochester, 1981; Biophysics; Photobiology)
LIN, Tsai-yun Professor (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1988; Plant stress physiology)
LIU, Tzu-yin Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), Department of Plant Physiology, Universität Tübingen, Germany 2008; Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Mineral Nutrition of Vascular Plants)
LYU, Ping-chiang Professor (Ph.D., Biophysics, New York University; Biophysics; Bioinformatics)
PAN, Rong-long Rev. &Tsing Hua Chair Professor (Ph.D. Biochemistry, The Ohio State University; Molecular Biology; Biochemistry; Transporter Biology; Structural Biology; Nano-biotechnology)
SUE, Shih-che Associate Professor (Ph.D., Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University; Structural Biology; NMR spectroscopy)
SUN, Yuh-ju Professor & Director (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. 1995;Structural Biology; Crystallography)
TZENG, Chyng-shyan Professor (Ph.D., Zoology, National Taiwan University, 1992;Ecology; Molecular Systematics)
WU, Wen-guey Tsing Hua Chair Professor (Ph.D., University of Virginia; Biophysics; Membrane)
YANG, Lee-wei Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 2005; Protein dynamics, stability, binding, reactivity and design; Algorithm development; Theoretical Biophysics)
YIN, Hsien-sheng Associate Professor (D.V.M., Ph.D. College of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University;Structural Biology; X-ray Protein Crystallography)

 

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 : Yuh-Ju Sun, Email address : yjsun@life.nthu.edu.tw
Secretary : Yi-Chun (Jessica) Yeh, Email address : sb@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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