College of Life Science

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●Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry (Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD Programs)
●Department of Biomedical and Environmental Biology (Undergraduate and Master’s Programs)
●Department of Biotechnology (Undergraduate and Master’s Programs)

The College of Life Science was founded in January 1, 2000,
which was composed of the Department of Chemistry (Master’s
Degree Program included) and the Department of Biology. In
response to the advent of the Post-human Genome Era, life sciences
had entered a new avenue, including understanding and control of
evolution of life, renovated ways to tackle diseases, regeneration
and reinvigoration of the environment, reformation of industrial
process, and the use and processing of biological information, etc..
Therefore, the Department of Chemistry was renamed to the
“Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry” (Master’s
Degree Program and In-Service Master’s Degree Program
included) on August 1, 2003. Meanwhile, the Ph.D. Degree
Program was set up, to improve research and development in
medicine and biomaterials and to cultivate professionals in
medicine and chemistry. On the other hand, the Department of
Biology was renamed to “Department of Biomedical and
Environmental Biology” and the Master’s Degree Program was set
up to integrate the theory of basic biology and the application of
modern biotechnology. In addition, “Department of Biotechnology”
was founded on August 1, 2003, and in 2007, the Master’s Degree
Program began to enroll students independently. The focus of this
department is to transform molecular and biomedical research
into practical applications of biotechnology. The three departments
of the College of Life Science support one another in teaching
and research to intensify the abilities of biomedical application
and development. To follow KMU’s developmental direction, the
College of Life Science strives to promote collaboration projects
with industries and institutes of healthcare services.
Besides, in response to world industry trends and government’s
policy, the biomedical and biotechnology industry has developed
rapidly; therefore, the industry of biopharmaceuticals will demand
a great number of research professionals in the near future. On
August 1, 2014, “Master’s Degree Program in Biopharmaceutical
Research” was established. The program places the emphasis on
integrating interdisciplinary professions, and its courses were
designed to combine the professions of biology, chemistry, pharmacy,
and intellectual properties. Such an effort should facilitate the
cultivation of new generation biopharmaceutical professionals.
The College of Life Science integrates each faculty’s professions,
including medicinal chemistry, genetics and bioinformatics,
biomaterials, disease mechanism, and environmental biology and
ecology. By translating the basic theories into related applications
the College of Life Science aims to assist and support Taiwan’s
biotechnological industry and at the same time, to while cultivating
professionals of life sciences well-educated with both theory and
practice.
The College of Life Science not only creates an interactive
environment for teachers and students to be involved in activities
including entertainment , collaborative research projects, and
undergraduate and graduate students’ research paper contests, but
encourages students to do academic research at overseas universities
and research institute. Besides, the College invited renowned
overseas scholars to participate in academic communication (Nobel
Prize Winner in Chemistry , Professor Akira Suzuki (picture 1)
and Professor Chaitan Khosla from Harvard University).
Furthermore, the College of Life Science had signed Memorandum
of understanding (MOU) with Chongqing University and Xiamen
University on academic and student exchange project. By
international academic exchanges, we hope that the research
capacity of our teachers and students will continue to grow with
global vision.
Focuses of development:
1.Nano Biomedical Research
2.Innovative small-molecule drug development
3.Biodiversity research
4.Design and development of biotechnology and pharmaceutical
screening
5.Sustainable green chemistry research
6.Cell and Gene Research
7.Investigation of the disease mechanism and therapy
8.Biomedical Materials and Materials Chemistry Applications

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