The Institute of Molecular Biology was first founded in August 2000, offering the M.S. degree to cultivate talents specialized in biomedical science. The faculty was recruited and curriculum was organized accordingly. The Department of Life Science was established in 2003, providing undergraduate education, while the Institute of Molecular Biology started to offer the Ph.D. degree in 2005. The Institute of Biomedical Sciences was subsequently established in 2007 with the curriculum emphasizing clinical medicine related training. In 2009, in compliance with the policy of the Ministry of Education, all the education programs were merged under the Department of Life Science with undergraduate program in Life Science, M.S. and Ph.D. program in Molecular Biology, and M.S. program in Biomedical Sciences. In addition, in order to meet the characteristics of biochemical development, the Department of Life Sciences was renamed the Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2017.
Since the field of biomedical sciences is the center of the biotechnology industry, the curriculum and research in our department focus on biological medicine. Particular emphasis is placed on fundamental courses, including biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. Courses discussing latest development in the post-genomic era of biomedical sciences are offered as advanced training. The research fields of the faculty include the molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategy for cancer, autoimmune neuromuscular diseases, structures and functions of protein, developmental biology, viral replication, epigenetics, nano-medicine, system biology, bioinformatics, and physical chemistry.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
Look for Employment:
|Academia||research assistants in research institutes, universities, or hospitals|
|Industry||research assistants or sales representatives in the biotechnology industry|
|Teaching||teachers in junior or senior high school (after completion of required education programs)|
|Government||special personnel for crime scene investigation in Investigation Bureau (after passing the Special Examination for Investigative Agents in Medical Forensic Division)|
Pursue Further Study:
|Life Science Related||pursuing graduate studies in the fields of life sciences, such as bioinformatics, biomaterials, bioengineering, biotechnological law and management offered by domestic and foreign academic institutes|
pursuing post-graduate medical training offered by medical schools
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