the completion of human genome project (HGP) in 2005, modern
biomedical research has entered a post-genomic era. Based on the
HGP results, the researchers learned that not all of the
diseases, especially the late-onset ones like cancer, were only
driven by the genetic causes and developed the “Epigenomics” to
pursuit a better detection, cure and prevention of these
diseases. Epigenomics is a multi-disciplinary study that united
the studies from Genetics, Tissue and Cell Biology, Molecular,
Developmental Biology and Biomedical researches together. It
also employed the methodology and technology from
Mathematics/Statistics, Informatics/Bioinformatics and System
Biology to develop models from fundamental observations and
researches. Reiteration of the observation/researches
model searches facilitates the epigenomic researches greatly.
promote and lead the epigenomic researches in Taiwan, National
Chung Cheng University has established the first “Epigenomics
Research Center” in Asia and focused our studies on the
uncovering of epigenomic causes of diseases and developing the
related new detection/therapy methods.
Human Epigenomics Research Center aims to
establish the followings:
Establish the tissue and
biomaterials banks that are related to local disease
with nearby hospitals.
Profile and establish the
epigenomic biomarkers and bioinformatic databases.
development/screening models, including the animal
models, for the epigenomic therapy for the local
Develop new epigenomic
methods, tools, materials and therapy for local
diseases with the other Departments in National
Chung Cheng University.
Establish a united R&D
platform that could be used to probe other diseases.
Our trainings focus on:
and database management.
screening and development.
We have four core facilities that support the
Tissue and sample collection
Epigenomic profiling core.
In vivo R&D core.
Chair：Dr. Tseng Min-Jeng
Dr. Shu-Huei Hsiao,
Dr. Michael Chan, and
Dr. Yu-Wei Leu
Human Epigenomics Research Center, Main Entrance.
Human Epigenomics Research Center, Team members.
Taiwanese Epigenomics Symposium, July, 25th-26th,
2008, Chia-Yi, Taiwan
Taiwanese Epigenomics Symposium, July, 5th, 2013, Chia-Yi,