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     The objectives of DMI are to educate students about the basic knowledge of medical science, fundamental concepts of microbiology and immunology, and their applications in future research or clinical practice. In training scientists at a masters and PhD level, we emphasize communication skills, techniques for self-learning, as well as the discipline of academic ethics.


     To understand the dynamic and vast body of advanced knowledge in these fields, the Division of Microbiology was established in the Department of Medicine in 1984. Since then, we have further expanded to provide a Masters program (1991) and an integrated Doctoral program (1992), forming the ‘Department of Microbiology and Immunology’ (DMI). In 2005, the department of Parasitology was absorbed into the department allowing students to have a more diverse option in their chosen field of research. The Department is located on the 11th floor of the Medical Research Building. Currently, we have 12 full-time faculty members and 11 adjuncts members. Our faculty has been trained in various countries, including Taiwan, America, England, Japan, and Germany, respectively. The diversity of the cultural experiences of DMI members fosters an academic atmosphere of liberty and mutual respect, which are reflected in the wide spectrum of curricula and team work style. Our students benefit from the multi-disciplinary training and exposure to different academic backgrounds.

Chairmen of the department

1984-1988: Dr. K.Y. Huang

1988-1994: Dr. S.J. Won

1994-2000: Dr. H.Y. Lei

2000-2003: Dr. Y.S. Lin

2003-2006: Dr. H.S. Liu

2006-2012: Dr. B.C. Yang

2012-2015: Dr. L.I. Hor

2015-2018:Dr. A.L. Shiau

2018August-:Dr. S.H. Chen


     The field of microbiology includes four subject areas: bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and immunology. It combines basic medical sciences and clinical medicine, therefore medical microbiology is offered to undergraduate students, and the objective is to educate students with the basic concepts and applications of these four aspects and to provide the foundations for future research or clinical practice. The establishment of the graduate department is to coordinate with the development of medical center of NCKU, to provide training in bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and immunology, and to strengthen the medical education in microbiology, immunology and parasitology.

  1. Research and teaching are equally emphasized. Especially focus on seminar training of master’s students. We also organize two Journal clubs, which are held each week: 
    a. Immunology Journal club  
    b. Infectious disease Journal club

  2. The communication and collaboration are well established among the faculties in the department. Core laboratories with sophisticated instruments are well managed and maintained to serve the needs of faculty research.

  3. To concentrate on important research issues, the following research teams are assembled :dengue virus, enterovirus 71, SARS virus, group A streptococcus, Vibrio vulnificus, asthma, cancer, Chinese herb medicine and healthy food. etc.

  4. The students will be trained with the spirit of self-discipline and optimism as well as progressive learning attitude to create active academic atmosphere.

  5. We have two traditional and academic journal clubs (Immunology and Infectious disease ) held each week in our department.

  6. We also have a unique TGIF study meeting, in which humanism, philosophy and scientific thinking are thoroughly discussed.







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