Personnel. The faculty of IBT
consists of 9 full-time members, including 9 full professors and
1 associate professor. Thy all received Ph.D. degree from U.S.A.
IBT faculty are actively engaged in the following research areas:
molecular biology, cell biology, biochip technology, molecular
toxicology, molecular carcinogenesis, repair mechanism for nuclear
acids, brain research, learning and memory, bio-imaging, molecular
bio-structure, molecular modeling, drug design, applied microbiology,
virology and vaccine, bioengineering, immunology and biotech industrial
development and management. Each faculty member leads a laboratory
consisting of Ph.D. and M.S. students. Currently, IBT has 36 students
in Ph.D. program and 50 students in Master program. Thus, each
laboratory trains about 8-9 graduate students.
Research fund. IBT research is mostly
funded by National Science Council and partly by the Ministry of
Education, Ministry of Economy, National Health Research Institute
and private sectors. In the last five years, IBT receives about
110 million NTD research fund in total. It is the goal of IBT to
increase the proportion of funding support from private biotech
industry. In return, we will develop and supply useful intellective
technology and patents. Teaching. Graduate program of IBT offers
more than 30 basic and applied courses in the field of Biotechnology.
We recognize all graduate courses offered by faculty members in
other institutes in the College of Life Science. Co-courses such
as Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, and Advanced
Biotechnology etc. offered by groups of faculty specialized in
the respective field providing a strong background training for
our graduate students. In addition, specialty courses are offered
to fulfill special needs of individual students. In the future,
we will especially emphasize on laboratory courses to offer students
hand on experience of basic experimental skills. This is particularly
important for students pursuing carrier in biotech industry.