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Department of Life Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology




Environment and Diversity of Biology and Agronomy

Plant Protection、Environmental Protection and Soil Science


Forestry, Water Conservation、Bioenvironmental and Bio-industrial Engineering



The division focuses on basic and applied science of organisms and agriculture in relation to environments. The fields include agriculture hydrology, agriculture engineering, bio-material, biotechnology, soil and water conservation, soil and environment, forestry, conservation of natural resources, ecology, evolution, taxonomy, plant medicine and pathology, agriculture safety and pest control.

Agricultural Resource

Agronomy、Horticulture and Agricultural Chemistry




Animal Science、Veterinary Medicine and Laboratory Animals

The division focuses on non-human biological issues to promote the application values of agricultural resources. The fields include agricultural chemistry, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, fisheries, livestock, veterinary medicine, laboratory animals and other disciplines. The goals are to improve the quality of agricultural products, to increase the value of the products.

Biological Sciences



Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The division focuses on research of scientific originality and novelty, and research with impacts on scientific advancement. This fields include the fundamental and interdisciplinary research using animals, plants or microorganisms as experimental models for the pursuit of new knowledge at the levels of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, organ, organism, population, interaction with environment, bionics, etc.

Morphological Medicine and Physiology



Cell Biology and Anatomy


Pathology and Forensic Medicine

The division focuses on the biomedical researches from cells to organ systems related to homeostasis, adaptation, pathogenesis, repair, and regeneration to advance the understanding of structures and functions in animals and human body. The fields include basic medical research on the intrinsic and extrinsic environmental factors and stress, inherit and acquired genetic variations, and multi-organ interactions, etc, that impact the physiology and diseases. Translational and clinical medicine involving pathological diagnosis and therapeutics assessment are also included.

Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Pharmacology and Toxicology


Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The division focuses on the animal models for the mechanisms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases. The fields include the regulation of growth and development, nucleus structure and function, mitochondrial function, apoptosis and aging, cell communication and signaling, cellular transportation, protein degradation and autophagy, protein structure, function, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, toxicology, etc.

Microbiology、Immunology and Medical Laboratory

Microbiology and Immunology


Parasitology, Medical Technology, and Clinical Pathology

The division focuses on the research from basic to clinical sciences by using microbiological and immunological approaches. The fields include the molecular immunoregulation/allergy/inflammation/defense mechanisms of the infectious and immune-associated diseases, as well as disease pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, disease diagnosis and therapy, rational drug design and screening, antibody and vaccine development, microbiome, etc.

Pharmacy and Chinese Medicine



Chinese Medicine

The division focuses on the research and development of medicinal drugs and traditional Chinese medicine. The fields include natural products, medicinal chemistry, herb medicines, ethnopharmacology, indigenous medicines, pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, nanomedicine, pharmacology, toxicology, clinical pharmacy, pharmaco-omics, Chinese medicines, acupuncture, drug development, etc.

Sciences of Food, Nutrition and Health

Food Science


Nutrition and Health Sciences

The division focuses on the fundamental and application studies of raw materials, products and human health improving properties of foods.  The fields include the sciences of composition, deterioration, processing, functionality enhancement, digestion, metabolism, and nutrition (non-drug) of foods.

Public Health and Social medicine

Public Health and Environmental Medicine


Psychiatry, Gerontology/Geriatrics, and Family Medicine




Food Safety

The division focuses on the risk factors of our local major diseases from the population perspective. The fields include the environmental lethal materials, family interaction, social networking, and individual chronic disease and/or mental illness. The division applies epidemiology research design, environmental exposure detection, susceptible genetic determinants, social and family relationship analysis, comorbidity analysis, and innovative statistics analysis to understand those risk factors and propose possible solutions such as behavior change Intervention program, and translate them into health policy. The goals are to comprise public health, psychological and geriatric medicine, nursing and food safety, to apply each sub-discipline’s expertise to resolve population issues as mentioned above and to promote for more inter sub-disciplines innovative research topics.

Engineering Medicine

Medical Engineering、Orthopedics、Stem Cell




Radiology and Nuclear Medicine


Rehabilitation and Physical/occupational therapy

The division focuses on researches related to the medicine, engineering, biology, basic science, or any combination. The fields include biomedical material, biology, biomedical electronics, engineering medicine, medical imaging, medical physics, radiobiology, cancer radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, orthopedics, dentistry, tissue engineering, stem cells, regeneration medicine, rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Digestive Medicine

Gastroenterology、 Hepatology


Gastrointestinal Surgery

The division focuses on all the basic and clinical researches related to the internal and surgical medicine of the digestive organs (i.e. esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, and spleen). The fields include the inflammatory diseases of gastrointestinal tract, ulcer of gastrointestinal tract, microbiota, cholecystitis and cholelithiasis, acute and chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, metabolic disorders of liver, pancreatitis, autoimmune related diseases, tumors, and endoscopic diagnosis and treatment, to investigate the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention by using the methods of the basic research, translation medicine, clinical practice and epidemiology.

Cardiovascular Medicine



Cardiovascular Surgery

The division focuses on science targeting basic and clinical research of circulatory problems, such as myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, varicose vein, and other cardiovascular diseases, and involving emergency management and critical care. The fields include basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological approach and the scope covers pathophysiological mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.




Chest Surgery

The division focuses on basic science and clinical research investigating the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of respiratory systems. The fields include airway diseases, pulmonary infectious and immunological diseases, sleep disorders, sepsis, respiratory failure, primary and metastatic lung neoplasm, esophageal and mediastinal neoplasm as well as clinical application of interventional bronchoscopy, lung transplantation, respiratory care and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Clinical Neurosciences






This division focuses on the researches of the normal functions and diseased status of the nervous system by using genetic, molecular, and cellular to the system level approaches with multidisciplinary techniques including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, bioinformatics, and epidemiology. The fields include neurodevelopmental anomaly, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, drug abuse, etc.

Gynecology and Pediatric medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Pediatric medicine

The division focuses on women’s disease and pediatric medicine. The fields include  fertility, pregnancy, fetal development and birth, genetics, the prerequisites of optimal physical, mental, and behavioral growth and development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, child cancer, and women’s health and disease. The goals are to development of strategies that prevent fertility, maternal, infant, and childhood mortality and morbidity and contribute to the prevention and treatment strategies.

Hemato-oncology, Infection and Immunology





Immunology and Rheumatology


Infectious Disease

The division focuses on translational studies or reverse translational studies between mechanistic of the diseases and human studies for hematology/oncology, immunology/ rheumatology, and infectious diseases. The fields include pathophysiology, diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention/control through genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, host-pathogen interaction, interaction between cell/microorganisms and microenvironment, clinical, or molecular epidemiology.

Renal Physiology & Nephrology、Urology、Endocrinology and Metabolism

Renal Physiology & Nephrology




Metabolism and Endocrinology

The division focuses on supporting kidney, urinary, endocrine, and metabolic disease research. The fields include acute and chronic renal tubular nephritis, interstitial nephritis, vasculitis, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease; urinary system diseases, infectious diseases, stone disease, cancer, sexual dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, endocrine disease, and various metabolic and genetic diseases.

The goals are to study on the disease occurrence, genetic research, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and preventive medicine from the perspective of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological researches.

Sensory Organ Medicine







Plastic Surgery/ Breast Surgery

The division focuses on pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reconstruction researches from the basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological point of view. The fields include sensory organ, plastic surgery, breast surgery and other, such as eyes, ears, nose, throat, skin diseases, etc.

Emerging areas


The division focuses on the applied, emerging or multidisciplinary research projects.  In response to international trends of abolishing the use of animals for live tests, research proposals on animal experiment alternatives, such as computer simulations and model analysis, are encouraged.

Last Modified : 2019/12/03