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      Under the great efforts of academician Chok-Yung Chai, former Dean of the Institute, 
Dr. Cheng-Ping Ma, present Dean of the Institute, academician Da-you Wu, 
former Academia Sinica President, and academician Cheng-Wen Wu, former Dean of
IBMS of Academia Sinica, the Graduate Institute of Life Sciences (here in after refer to
as the Institute) was formally established in 1992, aiming to foster talents with international 
perspective on life science research and to develop interdisciplinary life sciences research 
in line with international standards. 

      In July of 1997, the National Health Research Institutes joined the Institute to form a 
co-organized team. In July of 2003, the Institute cooperated with Institute of Molecular Biology, 
Academia Sinica to establish Molecular Cell Biology of Taiwan International Graduate Program. 
Current discipline teams in the Institute include Molecular and Cell Biology, Systems Biology, 
Sociobiology, Biotechnology and Chemical Biology. The purposes of the Institute are to foster
professionals in the field of life science, and to enhance the level of domestic life science in order
 to achieve the aim of technology rooting.

     Faculties of the Institute of Life Science cover a total of more than three hundred researchers 
of thirteen basic medicine and clinical medicine institute of National Defense Medical Center 
(Institute of Medical Science, Biology and Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics, Biochemistry, 
Pharmacology, Microbiology & immunology, Pathology and Tropical medicine, Aerospace Medicine,
Undersea Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Nursing), of life sciences related 
in Academia Sinica (Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, 
Plant and 
Microbial Biology , Cellular and Organismic Biology, and Centers of Agricultural 
Biotechnology Research, 
Genomics Research and Biological Diversity), of certain mathematical 
Sciences and Life Sciences Institute 
related to life sciences and of relevant research teams of the 
Research Institute for the Team of Health. 

     Currently, the Institute is directed by President of Tai-Lung Cha     



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