The Department of Biological Sciences at NSYSU was established in 1987 with the clear goals of training biological scientists and improving the development of biotechnology in Taiwan. The MS and Ph. D. programs were initiated in 1992 and 1997, respectively.
Currently, the Department has
16 faculty members in three research divisions. [A] Medical Biology division: pathogenic microbiology, tumor biology, immunology, histology, neural
science and respiratory physiology. [B] Molecular Biology division: virology, genetic engineering, protein chemistry, regulation of gene expression, plant hormone studies and microbial physiology. [C] Ecology and Taxonomy division: ecology, taxonomy and systematics of plants and animals, population genetics and biodiversity. In addition, the Department has two technicians and seven adjoint professors collaborating with regular faculty in teaching and research.
Annual enrollment in the department is approximately 50 undergraduate students,
57 MS students and 15 Ph. D. students. Undergraduate biology major students are required to finish 128 credits within 3 to 4 years of study. Junior and senior students are encouraged to take graduate courses. The university also provides double major and minor programs for undergraduate training. The Department very much emphasizes a undergraduate research. Approximately 1/2 of the undergraduate students each year will join a research lab and pursue research projects. The department also offers the Shen-Non Undergraduate Research Award to encourage students to reach excellence in their academic research.
For information concerning application of to the Ms and PhD programs contact the Department. The e-mail address of the Department is
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need more information about the faculty members as well as their research topics and a brief description of the of the Department curricula, please see the web site "http://www2.nsysu.edu.tw/biology/"