The Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in “Molecular and Cell Biology” (MCB) is sponsored by the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Academia Sinica in cooperation with the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), National Defense Medical Center. It is a multi-discipline, integrative graduate program, reflecting the trend of integrating the major fields of modern basic biology. Faculty of the MCB program consists of top researchers in Taiwan. Research interests cover a wide range of biological questions and experimental systems. This graduate program aims to provide solid training to Ph.D. students for a future career in basic and applied research in modern biology. Academia Sinica provides an international environment, which is culturally rich and intellectually stimulating. English is used for courses, seminars and discussions. Most of the labs have experience in hosting international scholars, postdocs, or students.


Administration Staff

Phone: +886-2-2789-9972 / +886-2-2789-9980
Rm. 117, IMB No. 128, Sec.2, Academia Road, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan
Office hours: Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5:30pm


Recent News

2020 AS-TIGP Research Performance Fellowship

Congratulations on Pu-Yun Shih, Ching-Han Lee, Yu-Hsuan Cheng and Ee Shan Liau who are the award winners of the 2020 AS-TIGP Research Performance Fellowship. see the link.

Ph.D. Dissertation Open Seminar

1. Topic: Thirst, hunger, memory: a neural mechanism study of motivational control in Drosophila
Speaker: Ms. Bhagyashree Senapati
Time: 3 PM, Friday, November 29 [poster]
2. Topic: Investigation of Cellular Response to the Accumulation of Extrachromosomal Telomere Repeat DNA
Speaker: Mr. Yi-An Chen
Time: 2 PM, Tuesday, December 10 [poster]
3. Topic: Role of Gas7 and Gas7-cb on mitochondrial dynamics and  Parkin mediated mitophagy
Speaker: Mr. Bhupana Jagannatham Naidu
Time: 10 AM, Tuesday, December 23 [poster]
4. Topic: Evolutionarily conserved interaction between WD40 Wuho and TRIM-NHL Mei-p26 Controls Germline Homeostasis
Speaker: Ms. Elham Rastegari
Time: 10 AM, Friday, December 27 [poster]
5. Topic: Biophysical characterization of the RNA recognition motifs in disease-linked RNA-binding proteins
Speaker: Mr. Sashank Agrawal
Time: 2 PM, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 [poster]

PhD positions in Molecular and Cell Biology for 2020 Fall Semester

TIGP-MCB Program Application for 2020 Admission application
The interview schedule on March 3rd. >>>see more

TIGP-MCB Travel Grant Application

MCB students please be noted that TIGP-MCB Travel Grant Award application is open. Please submit all materials to TIGP-MCB program office by 5PM, Feb 15.
>>>read more