Our Department originated from combing the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, and Department of Medical Chemistry at the affiliated Hospital, Taihoku Imperial University in 1945. In 1962, the Graduate Institute of Biochemistry was established from the original Biochemistry Program in the Graduate Institute of Physiology, which were founded in 1956. Since the middle of 2001, the name of Graduate Institute of Biochemistry has been changed to Graduate Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in order to fit the research discipline of this Institute precisely.
The main areas of research in this Institute include the molecular mechanisms of cell growth, aging, and human diseases (such as cancer, hepatitis, SARS, and allergy); genomics and proteomics, protein chemistry and structural biology. The development of novel approaches for preventing or controlling diseases, especially cancer, is one of our major missions.
Our institute offers excellent academic environment for training new generation of bioscientists.Alumni are wide-spread. Most of them are engaging in life science researches. There are many distinguishing alumni serving as members of Academia Sinica, principles of university, deans of medical school etc. In additions, a few professors in our institute have also been invited to serve as the directors in the National Science Council.