TIGP Programs > Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences Program (MBAS)

Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences (MBAS)

Taiwan's academic interest in agricultural sciences began in earnest about 40 years ago with a breeding program in Taiwan's local rice varieties. Since then, various life science research institutes have worked on a wide variety of agricultural projects including crop plant improvement, aquaculture, and others. At Academia Sinica, the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, the Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, and the Institute of Molecular Biology have, to varying degrees, developed research projects and graduate programs to address specific issues in specialized areas of agricultural Biology.

The Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences (MBAS) was founded by Academia Sinica in 2003, and is an interdisciplinary program that works in close partnership with the National Chung Hsing University (NCHU). This program has built a research and learning environment that inspires young graduate students to engage in innovative Bio-agriculture studies. From the outset, the intention of this program has been to train students to employ multi-disciplinary approaches to address specific and important questions in Biotechnology and develop emerging technologies or experimental systems that can contribute to future agricultural Biotechnology research and development.

Coordinator: Dr. Pei-Wen Hsiao 蕭培文研究員
Research Fellow
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center
TEL: 886-2-2787-2079
Program Website:
Program Assistant : Jennifer Wu 吳泓欣小姐
TEL: 886-2-2652-2928