The Department of Biochemistry offers not only courses of medical biochemistry to students in biomedical science, but also advanced biochemistry program to graduate students. Biochemistry provides a basic knowledge for various disciplines in life sciences, our goal is to educate and train young people to become acquainted with biochemistry, so that the research interest and training in the basic medical sciences can be promoted, especially for southern Taiwan.
The Department of Biochemistry has grown over the past 10 years from a faculty of 6 in 1983 to 10 in 1994. In order to keep up with the rapid pace of development in biochemistry several new faculties will be recruited during next couple years.
The department maintains strong ties in research and teaching with other basic science and clinical departments, this benefits students by providing exposure to many different types of problems and areas of expertise. At present, several faculties from other departments, including Anatomy, Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology and Pharmacology are affiliated with Biochemistry as associates. Some of these individuals carry out collaborative research projects with biochemistry faculty, while others participate in our teaching program. In addition, Biochemistry has joined with other basic science departments to establish an integrated Ph.D. program in the Medical School.
Over the years, the department has established itself as a center of excellence in teaching and research. As we move into the era of 21st century, we are increasing our commitment to train highly qualified and interested young people for careers as investigators in biochemistry and molecular biology.
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