:::Academics

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

Affiliated with College of Pharmacy and Science


Introduction

Our department aims to train high quality professionals in biotechnology-related fields. Our programs are closely aligned with current industry trends and government policy, and focus as much on practical application as on theory, with particular emphasis on the establishment of strong practical skills in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. Our goal is to produce graduates qualified to serve as specialists or researchers in the application of biotechnology to the medical, food, agriculture, and pharmaceutical industries. In recognition of our efforts, we were awarded the highest possible rating in the Ministry of Education university evaluations of 2005 and 2010. 

Teaching and Learning

Since the 2013 academic year, we have offered new modules in research and development, technical operation inspection, and biotechnology management and service. All students are required to complete special projects in biotechnology-related fields, and take courses that emphasize both theory and practice. After four years of study in the department, students should be able to confidently enter the employment market, equipped with the skills to become professionals in the field of biotechnology.  

Our department also offers master’s and executive master’s programs. Our faculty includes experts from biotechnology and related fields who published 40 SCI research papers between 2011 and 2013. We also completed at least 50 government projects and won 27 awards. Since 2001, we have cultivated a large number of outstanding professionals who are currently employed in biotech-related industries.


Photos

Student Graduation Exhibition, 2015

Student Graduation Exhibition, 2015

Student Graduation Exhibition, 2015

Student Graduation Exhibition, 2015

Under the friendly guidance of their professors, students achieve excellent research results.

Under the friendly guidance of their professors, students achieve excellent research results.

Students concentrate intensely on a molecular biology experiment, as they work to extract and purify DNA.

Students concentrate intensely on a molecular biology experiment, as they work to extract and purify DNA.

During a field trip to the Livestock Research Center, students observe the results of embryonic stem cell and cloning research.

During a field trip to the Livestock Research Center, students observe the results of embryonic stem cell and cloning research.

Some outstanding alumni are invited back to the department to pass on some tips about how to prepare for graduate school entrance examinations

Some outstanding alumni are invited back to the department to pass on some tips about how to prepare for graduate school entrance examinations

Extracting super-sized Antrovia in the lab for an academic-industry cooperation project.

Extracting super-sized Antrovia in the lab for an academic-industry cooperation project.

Teachers and students attend the Taipei Biotechnology Exhibition, to promote products produced in academic-industry cooperation projects.

Teachers and students attend the Taipei Biotechnology Exhibition, to promote products produced in academic-industry cooperation projects.

Breeding zebra fish for research related to fish species.

Breeding zebra fish for research related to fish species.

The cultivation of orchids from seedlings to mature plants creates value for the biotechnology industry.

The cultivation of orchids from seedlings to mature plants creates value for the biotechnology industry.

Group photograph on school sports day

Group photograph on school sports day

Insect breeding laboratory. Here, all kinds of mosquitoes, flies and cockroaches are cultivated to develop effective repellents

Insect breeding laboratory. Here, all kinds of mosquitoes, flies and cockroaches are cultivated to develop effective repellents

Teachers and students on a field trip to National Laboratory Animal Center (NLAC)

Teachers and students on a field trip to National Laboratory Animal Center (NLAC)

Teachers and students on a field trip to Biotanico Industrial Company

Teachers and students on a field trip to Biotanico Industrial Company

Teachers and students on a field trip to Livestock Research Institute, COA, Executive Yuan

Teachers and students on a field trip to Livestock Research Institute, COA, Executive Yuan

Product exhibition

Product exhibition

Mass producing seedlings, in order to train biotechnology professionals with first-class skills

Mass producing seedlings, in order to train biotechnology professionals with first-class skills

Senior students exhibit the results of their project work on the application of Antrovia to the treatment of acne

Senior students exhibit the results of their project work on the application of Antrovia to the treatment of acne