Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics

Department History

Brief Introduction

  1. On August 1, 1997, the school established the Institute of Bioinformatics.
  2. On August 1, 1998, it was renamed as ‘Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics’.
  3. On August 1, 2003, the Department started operating the ‘Ph.D. Program in Medical Biotechnology’ for the doctoral degree in medical biotechnology.

             After years of development, the Department of Biotechnology at National Chung Hsing University has made remarkable achievements in biotechnological research. In recent years, the advances in bioinformatics provides more support and applications for the research in modern molecular biology and biotechnology. Therefore, the department encourage more number of students to learn bioinformatics to make good use of abundant resources provided and develop their expertise in bioinformatics required in life sciences research. However, after the post-genomic era, large amount of genomic data is rapidly generated and accumulated which increases our understanding about the biology. Therefore, the genomics and bioinformatics are in fact inseparable. In order to integrate, analyze and quantify the large amount of knowledge generated,and to combine genomics and bioinformatics in teaching and research, the original ‘Institute of Bioinformatics’ was expanded and renamed as the ‘Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics’. 

Enrollment Criteria

The teachers in our institute have combined expertise in biology and computer based technologies. The teaching is focused on combination of theory and practice, reduce academic gap between learning and applications, and train the practical research talents in the field of biomedical information and precision medicine. In future, these talents can be useful in the field of precision medicine, new drug development and personalized medicine, and become an elite in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Computer programming and Big Data Research.

List of Directors

NameJob LevelTenure 
Hung, Hui-ChihProfessor2008/08/012011/07/31
Hung, Hui-ChihProfessor2011/08/012014/07/31
Hou, Ming-HonProfessor2014/08/012017/07/31
Hou, Ming-HonProfessor2017/08/01present

Number of Teachers and Students

YearFacultyStudents
200845
2009615
2010720
2011725
2012723
2013724
2014727
2015720
2017723
2018720