Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Course Descriptions

Biochemistry & Experiments
Focuses on metabolic functions of cellular macromolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids and hereditary characteristics.

Cell Biology
Cells, the basic unit of life, are studied as the structural and functional interactions of its compartments. This is the core of all areas of biology.

General Microbiology & Experiments (1), (2)
Focuses on study and practical training on microbial taxonomy and the physiological, ecological and genetical characteristics.

Developmental Biology
Deals with the principle of growth, differentiation and migration by which the fertilized egg of vertebrates and drosophila develops to adulthood.

Physiology & Experiments
Covers biosynthesis of microbiological materials, energy acquisition from various substrates, and other biological characteristics of organisms.


Microbial Taxonomy
Students will study the systematics and characteristics of bacterial and fungal taxa.

Virology
A virus is an infectious agent present in all living organisms. Molecular virological classification, biochemical and genetic characterization of viruses are studied in this course.

Fermentation & Experiments
Students will study and practice strain improvement through metabolic design and process optimization.

Genetics
Focuses on the genetic phenomena in living organisms at the molecular level.

Immunology
Humans and other vertebrates possess effective defensive tools against microbial invaders, which are collectively termed the immune system. As an introductory course in immunology, students will learn the general properties and molecular basis of immunity.

Molecular Biology & Experiments
Students will study and receive practical training on the function and active mechanisms of biological macromolecule at the molecular level.

Ecology & Experiments
This course will review the role of microorganisms in the ecosystem, the structure and functions of microbial communities, and the roles microorganisms play in the cycle of materials, the process of wastewater treatment, and environmental assessment methods.

Methods in Biotechnology
Experimental tools and methods are important in carrying out research projects in the field of biological science. This course introduces standards of various experimental tools and methods used in modern biological research.

Undergraduate Research (1), (2)
This course provides students with an opportunity for research experience. Students will join one of the research laboratories in the department and carry out a research project under the guidance of the primary investigator. Since availability is limited, approval of the primary investigator is required to enroll in this course.

Special Topics (1), (2)
This course is required for undergraduate students preparing for a graduation thesis. Students choose a topic in the field of biological science and present their literature reviews or experimental results obtained from their research projects.

Genetic Engineering
Focuses on the application of the recombinant products made by genetic engineering.

Antibody Engineering
Antibody is an immune effector molecule that is produced by B lymphocytes. This course introduces the general properties of antibodies and a wide variety of its applications.

Enzyme Engineering
Primary topics include the characteristics and functions of enzymes, and their applications.

Microbial Degradation
Students will study the effects of microbes on nutrient recycling and waste material treatment.

Molecular Therapeutics
Infectious diseases caused by virus and bacteria, genetic diseases, and cancer are treated by molecular techniques. Development and application of peptides, antibody, DNA, and viral vectors are studied in this course.

Neuroscience
Instills understanding of the principles of the nervous system that direct neural activities such as perception, movement, thinking and memory.

Antibiotics
Focuses on activity spectrum, efficiency and development of antibiotics including antiviral, anticancer and antifungal agents.