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Department of Life Science

Department of Life Science

 

Brief Introduction

 
Established in 1991 as the very first Department of Life Science in Taiwan, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science program in Biology, allowing students to explore various areas of biological sciences in an integrated yet diverse program built upon a solid foundation of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology. The Department provides a good learning environment and focuses on providing students with adequate knowledge. Students also undergo training in experimental techniques, for the purpose of engaging in basic and applied research. The Department is committed to nurturing expertise across academia and industry in the biological sciences, with solid employability, leadership, and an international outlook. The Department of Life Science is home to some of Taiwan’s finest researchers and educators, all sharing the same passion for guiding undergraduate students through their advanced studies and helping them succeed. The undergraduate curriculum covers many aspects 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 also encourages its students to actively engage in research, by conducting independent research projects in 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.
 

Faculty and Staff

 

LAI, Yiu-kay Professor & Director (Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1980; Biochemistry)
LI, Chia-wei Distinguished Professor (Ph.D, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, 1983; Evolution、Biomineralization)
PAN, Rong-long Rev. & Tsing Hua Chair Professor (Ph.D., Biochemistry, The Ohio State University; Molecular Biology、Biochemistry、Transporter Biology、Structural Biology、Nano-biotechnology)
WANG, Wen-ching Distinguished Professor (Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1992;Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography、Biochemistry、Microbiology)
YANG, Jia-ling Professor & Chairman (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1988; Molecular Oncology、DNA Repair and Mutagenesis)

 

Curriculum

 
General Physics I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
General Physics II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
General Physics Laboratory I (Undergraduate, 1 credit, Fall semester)
Calculus I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Calculus II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
General Chemistry I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
General Chemistry II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
General Chemistry Laboratory I (Undergraduate, 1 credit, Fall semester)
General Chemistry Laboratory II (Undergraduate, 1 credit, Spring semester)
Life Science I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Life Science II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Basic Life Science Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, Spring semester)
Molecular & Cellular Biology I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Molecular & Cellular Biology II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Molecular & Cellular Biology III (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Biochemistry I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Biochemistry II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Biophysical Chemistry (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Genetics (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Organic Chemistry I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Organic Chemistry II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Seminar (Undergraduate, 1 credit of each semester, every semester)
Bioinformatics (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Plant Biology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Animal Physiology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Microbiology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Spring semester)
Biostatistics (Undergraduate, 3 credits, Fall semester)
Cell Biology Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, Spring semester)
Molecular Biology Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, Fall semester)
Biochemistry Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, every semester)
Microbiology Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, Spring semester)
Lab for Bio-Photonics (Undergraduate, 2 credits, Spring semester)
 

Graduate Requirements

 
For Undergraduate students, 128 credits
 

Financial Aids

 
For information about International Students Scholarships, please kindly refer to  http://oga.nthu.edu.tw/cont.php?id=93&m=m26&mm=mm41&tc=5&lang=en
 

Contact Information

 

For information specifically related to the Department of Life Science, please contact the 
●J ia-Ling Yang, Ph.D.,(Professor and Chairman)
  Tel: +886-3-574-2756
●Ya-Ting Yang (Secretary)
  Tel: +886-3-574-2770
 
For further information on the Department of Life Science, you can also link to http://www.life.nthu.edu.tw/main.php?lang=en
 
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