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TIGP-Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics Program (CBMB) in Drug Discovery and Biotechnology

Important description
Under the leadership of former Director Andrew H-J Wang (2002-2006) and Ming-Daw Tsai (2006-2014), and Director Ching-Shih Chen, the Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics Program in Drug Discovery and Biotechnology ヨ founded by TIGP, Academia Sinica in 2002 ヨ has advanced to one of the best interdisciplinary programs in Taiwan. In collaboration with leading universities in Taiwan: National Taiwan University and National Tsing Hua University, the program aims to enhance scholarly exchanges in order to benefit all parties on their overall research achievements and to increase the number of research professionals in the field in hopes of promoting the economic and social development of Taiwan. Over these years, the alumni and alumnae from CBMB have served in either academic institutions or biotech industry to contribute their expertise.

The program lays a special emphasis on five research fields, including (1) protein chemistry, (2) structural biology, (3) Medicinal and biological chemistry, (4) molecular and cell biology, (5) key technology. In addition to categorizing our faculty members and courses, this way reflects the necessary integration of multiple disciplines involved in todayメs biotech development. The core courses offered by the program are Experimental Molecular Biophysics, Advanced Chemical Biology I, and Advance Chemical Biology II. Through the training in courses, bench skills and thesis research, this program intends to offer students with two unique strengths; one is to become an independent researcher capable of solving problems and the other is to have the vision and ability to coordinate teamwork.

Eligibility and other criteria

Candidature is open to both local and International students with a BSc or MSc degree in the appropriate field from an accredited institute.

Note: Applicants admitted to the programme with a bachelorメs degree are only eligible for the Chemistry department, National Tsing Hua University. Students have to complete the same requirements set for students with a Masterメs degrees (course and qualifying exam requirements) and apply for a status transfer (Master to Ph.D.) with all the required documents for evaluation. A studentメs status will be changed to that of a Ph.D. student upon completion of the above mentioned requirements and outstanding academic performance.

1. Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's Degree
2. English Proficiency Test Score: TOEFL, IELTS or GEPT (for local applicants) scores
3. GRE Score (optional)
4. Transcripts
5. Three Letters of Recommendation
6. Statement of Purpose
7. Supporting Documents (ex. publications, original papers)

Application deadline
* March 31, 2015

Additional information, and important URL

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) is now accepting applications for 2015 fall admission. You are most welcomed to apply on-line through our online application portal ( http://db1x.sinica.edu.tw/tigp/ ) before March 31st, 2015. No application fee is required.

For further information regarding TIGP-CBMB program, please visit CBMB website at: http://proj1.sinica.edu.tw/~tigpcbmb/index.htm

To check out other TIGP interdiscplinary Ph.D. programs, please visit TIGP Website at http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/

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