Current Research Programs
Therefore, we organize three Divisions: Chemical Biology to develop new tools and molecules to target cancer and infectious diseases; Medical Biology to pursue clinical potential for new medicines; and Physical and Computational Genomics to develop data analysis, potential drug prediction, and novel biomedical technologies. In addition to these research Divisions, GRC has also established the
GRC has now built several programs which have a great potential to be among the world leaders in the fields of (1) carbohydrate chemistry and biology, (2) glycan based diagnosis methodology, (3) infectious disease and its vaccine development, (4) high throughput drug lead discovery, (5) evolutionary bioinformatics for biomedical applications, (6) molecular basis of stem cell research, (7) novel mass spectrometry technology development, and (8) glycoprotein and glycan disease biomarker discovery .GRC has been integrating the expertise of three Divisions to conduct multidisciplinary research, aiming at (1) drug discovery for infectious diseases and cancers and (2) novel biotechnology development for disease diagnosis. Future perspectives include (1) Excellence in multi-disciplinary biomedical research, (2) Building a world leading position in a few critical fields such as carbohydrate based drug discovery and novel biomedical device development, (3) A center with vision, innovation, adequate facilities and good working environment to attract young and senior talents to join, and (4) Collaborate and coordinate with researchers in domestic academic and industrial institutes to advance pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in Taiwan. More detailed perspectives for each division are given in the follows.
GRC has successfully built an environment for interdisciplinary research under one roof. In addition to conducting multidisciplinary research programs within the center, GRC has an excellent pool of joint research fellows with various expertises from Academia Sinica and universities to nourish these programs. We have also established research networks with National Defense Medical Center, Animal Health Research Institute,
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