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Introduction

The Graduate Institute of Medical Genomics and Proteomics (formerly Graduate Institute of Clinical Genomics) was established in 2008 and started to recruit students for Ph.D. programs from 2009. This Institute also plans to recruit students for master degree programs, hopefully after 2014. At present, there are 4 full-time faculty members, 1 clinical assistant professor, and 7 Joint Appointment Professors in this Institute. The aims of this Institute is to perform a number of genetic and/ or proteomics studies with medical interests through the intensive collaboration with National Taiwan University Hospital and other Institutes in the Colleges of Medicine, Life Sciences, Bio-resources and Agriculture, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Genomic Medical Center in medical campus. In these days, our faculty members are also actively collaborating with other Institute in Taiwan, including Academia Sinica and National Health Research Institutes. The establishment of the Graduate Institute of Medical Genomics and Proteomics in the National Taiwan University not only strengtens the cooperation of different research fields in a number of Institutes, but also accelerates the study in translational medicine through smart utilization of the rich resources and advantages of National Taiwan University Hospital to make us be the leading edge in research of genetic and proteomics medicine in Taiwan.

This Institute is basically different from the other clinical Departments of basic science Departments/ Institutes in the College of Medicine and the Hospital, National Taiwan University due to the fact that it is principally aimed for cultivatinf future professionals and leaderships in the integrated, cross-disciplined researched in medical genomics and proteomics. We therefore have developed customized curricula and training courses for our Ph.D. students, who generally have gone through different clinical or basic training and backgrounds. Since the main purpose of our Institute is to make use of the prinicples and technology of medical genomics and proteomics for the study of translational medicine, we hope that this approach may improve the training of our students in applications, research and development in the fields of clinical genomics, proteomics and stem cells. We are also confident that Ph.D. graduated from this Institute will become the most productive persons in this field and will be efficient in promoting the clinical practice and treatment of human disease and in escalating the levels of researches in Taiwan in the field of medical genomics and proteomics. 

 

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