Archive for March, 2011

TIGP Academic English Writing Class

The TIGP Office will continue offering Academic English Writing Class for the 2011 spring semester. It is opened to all AS faculties’ members.
There will be two classes (maximum 32 slots) available from March 4, 2011.

Outlined information of the class is as follows:

  • Time of class: (once a week for 100 min)
  • Class 1: Friday 14:00-15:50 (class : March 4 -June 10, 2011)
  • Class 2: Monday 10:00-11:50am (class : March 7 - June 27, 2011)
  • Tuition fees: NT 1,500
  • Class Deposit: NT1,500 (refundable when requirements are fulfilled)
  • The teacher is from The Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC); therefore, you will get an LTTC certificate if you fulfill the requirements*.

Requirements :

  • 80% of attendance - 12 classes (24 out of 30 hours)
  • LTTC certificate granted

Entry test:

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 11, 2010
  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: Room 207, Teaching and Administrative Building (TIGP Office)

Website for Registration :

Please click HERE to registration by Jan. 31, 2011.

The entry test for the class has been scheduled as follows:

  • Location: Room 207, Teaching and Administrative Building (TIGP Office)
  • Address: 2F, No.75, Lane 12, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Taipei
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
  • Time: 14:00 (around one hour)
  • Fee: TIGP Office will cover the charges for the entry test.

If the above time is not convenient for you, please contact LTTC

(Ms. Chang at (02)3322-1100 # 273) to make other arrangements for the entry test.
The entry test can not be taken later than Feb. 21, 2011.

For any enquiries, please contact:

  • Miss Fiona Wang
  • TIGP Office
  • TEL: 02-2787-1414 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning)
  • E-mail: fiona526@gate.sinica.edu.tw

EMBO practical course on Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analyses

  • Time: June 27 to July 9th, 2011.
  • Location: Teaching Centre, Institut Pasteur Paris - France.
  • Accommodation and meals costs: Free
  • Applications Deadline: April 30, 2011.
  • The EMBO course Website: Bioinformatics & Comparative Genome Analyses.
  • The content of the course is similar to the following: Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis Courses . (Please visit and read before applying)
  • Registration: 300 euros Registration fees for selected Academic students - 2500 euros for non academic students.
  • Aim of the course
  • The main objectives of the course are to familiarize young scientists (Biologists, Computer Scientists, Mathematicians or Statisticians ) with bioinformatics and genome data analysis skills and to encourage multi-disciplinarity by introducing:
    1. advanced fundamental algorithms in bioinformatics,
    2. their application in genome analyses,
    3. and recent knowledge acquired from genome studies and perspectives.
    The course is aimed at motivated Ph.D and Post-doctoral students, as well as young (under age 35) assistant professors in Academic Institutions with background in Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Computing, who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genomes studies. Twenty (20) full time places are available for the course. Acceptance will be subject to an evaluation process. Selection criteria include confirmed initial experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics, running projects and expressed motivations. Practical sessions in Linux environment will involve Unix shell and Perl scripting - Students are assumed to be familiar with this environment.
    Gender balance between selected students will be guaranteed as far as possible.

    Towards Genome Engineering in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells


    December 14, 2010


    2:00 - 3:30PM EDT


      Dr. Wei-Shou Hu will take you through his presentation on “Towards Genome Engineering in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells”. Worth over $30 billion, therapeutic proteins, produced by recombinant mammalian cells, have been the fastest growing class of medicines in industrialized nations. Their importance in the health industry in the next decade will be ever greater as their reach expands, improving the quality of life of millions. Critical to the quality of the manufactured product and the robustness of the process is the producing cell.

      Over three quarters of these products are produced by CHO cells. Advances in DNA sequencing technology in the past few years have afforded the possibility of decoding the entire genome of these cells. Armed with the genome sequence information, one can contemplate specifically altering their sequence and even modifying their genome. This presentation will review genome and sequencing basics, highlight genome information processing, exemplify sequence utility and envision the potential impact of the genome on process advancement and innovation.

     Who is Dr. Wei-Shou Hu ?

    Dr. Wei-Shou Hu     Dr. Wei-Shou Hu is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. His research currently focuses on a broad range of cell culture engineering, especially the elucidation of gene-trait relationships through transcriptome and proteome analysis, mining of large scale bioprocess data and mammalian cell metabolism. He holds a BS in Agricultural Chemistry from National Taiwan University, and SM and PhD degrees in Biochemical Engineering from MIT. He is a member of AIChE and currently serves on the advisory board of the Society for Biological Engineering.

    Registration summary: https://www2.aiche.org/SolutionSite/default.aspx?tabid=93&args=-1&MasterProductId=2796%20&AICHESKIN=AICHE 

    SEB website: https://www.aiche.org/SBE/Education/Webinar/HuWebinar.aspx

    「TIGP Application Announcement for 2011」

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