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

Ph.D. Dissertation Open Seminar in Spring, 2022

1. Topic:Investigating the mechanism of CYP11A1-dependent mitochondria crista remodeling
Speaker: Ms. Karen G. Rosal 羅凱倫
Time: 2:00 PM, Monday, March 28 [poster]
2. Topic:JAUP1, a newly evolved rice-specific gene, induces jasmonate biosynthesis and signaling for promoting root development and stress tolerance in rice
Speaker: Mr. Adnan Muzaffar 牧當那
Time: 2:00 PM, Monday, April 25 [poster]
3. Topic:Molecular mechanism underlying primary cilia disassembly mediated by γ-tubulin ring complex-dependent pathway
Speaker: Ms. Sahana Shankar 沙哈娜
Time: 2:00 PM, Monday, May 2 [poster]
4. Topic:Structural and biochemical insights into mitochondrial RNA decay promoted by Suv3 helicase
Speaker: Ms. Monika Jain 莫妮卡
Time: 2:00 PM, Monday, May 11 [poster]

2022 Spring Student Seminar

9:30 am, May 19
[2nd-year Student Seminar] Soil bacteria protect fungi from phenazines by acting as toxin sponges by Mr. Tsung-Yu Huang (黃孮每育)
[1st-year Student Seminar](Online) ZMYND8 mediated liquid condensates spatiotemporally decommission the latent super-enhancers during macrophage polarization by Ms. Mariya Rashid (龍儷雅)

2022 AS-TIGP Research Performance Fellowship

Congratulations on Oyundari Amartuvshin, Ee Shan Liau and Hannah Katrina Chua Co who are the award winners of the 2022 AS-TIGP Research Performance Fellowship.

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.
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