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2018 Training Courses

  • Topic 1 : Application of Bioinformatics
  • Topic 2 :Tools & E-Resources at Life Science Library

A Practical Guide to The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) (in Bilingual) survey image

  • Date: 2018-06-05
    14:00 ~ 16:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Ho-Ming Chen (Associate Research Fellow, ABRC)
  • Place:A134 Room, Agricultural Technology Building

Since the Arabidopsis genome was finished in year 2000, the information derived from intensive studies of this plant model organism has been accumulated rapidly. The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) is a database providing comprehensive and up-to-date genetic and molecular biology data of Arabidopsis on a genome-wide scale.
This workshop will demonstrate how to interpret, retrieve and analyze various data types with the use of TAIR.
1. DNA analysis: cis-element, polymorphism, DNA methylation
2. RNA analysis: splicing, expression, plant ontology, small RNA, degradome
3. Protein analysis: domain, localization, modification, protein-protein interaction
4. Function analysis: gene ontology
5. Pathway analysis: AraCyc Pathways
6. Others: seed stock, ftp download

Top Tips in Finding the Right Journal to Publish in – Wiley Researcher Academy (in English) survey image

  • Date: 2018-06-20
    15:00 ~ 16:30
  • Speaker: Dr. Andrew Moore, Editor-In-Chief, BioEssays and Wiley Researcher Academy
  • Place:IBC R114

Deciding where to submit your manuscript is no easy task. The options for selecting an academic journal to submit to are endless, and it’s important to find the right journal to ensure the best chance of your article’s acceptance.Hear from Dr. Andrew Moore as he shares valuable advice and insights to help you navigate the journey of publishing your research and increase your chances of acceptance for publication.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a comprehensive, online platform, pedagogically designed to deliver effective training on writing and publishing to authors across the entire global research community.The Wiley Researcher Academy has been developed to support governments, their academic institutions, and researchers in growing the quantity and quality of published research outputs, primary performance indicators for a country’s national science strategy.



Topic Presenter
3:00~3:05 Opening
Dr. Chun-Hung Lin
Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica
Director, Department of Academic Affairs and Instrument Service, Academia Sinica
3:05~3:15 Research Capability of Taiwan Theresa Liu, Director, Taiwan, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
3:15~4:00 How to get the right “fit” for your paper and get published! Dr. Andrew Moore, Editor-In-Chief, BioEssays and Wiley Researcher Academy
4:00~4:20 Introducing Wiley Research Academy Dr. Andrew Moore, Editor-In-Chief, BioEssays and Wiley Researcher Academy
4:20~4:30 Q&A Dr. Andrew Moore, Editor-In-Chief, BioEssays and Wiley Researcher Academy

How to Succeed at Interviews (in Chinese)

  • Date: 2018-06-26
    14:00 ~ 16:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Chou Shu Hua (Retired Senior Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University)
  • Place:B1C Conference Room, IBMS


1) Interview Skills

2) How to Answer Interview Questions

3) Questions to Ask at Interviews

The “Universal Templates” for English Writing (in Chinese)

  • Date: 2018-07-17
    10:00 ~ 17:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Fu-Chou Cheng (Director, Stem Cell Center, Department of Medical Research, TVGH)
  • Place:B1C Conference Room, IBMS
The "Universal Templates " English writing method conveys the scientist’s philosophy and achievements. Following the journal's four-stage structure through clear, fluid English grammar and sentences, four logically supported sections are (1) introduction, (2) experimental, (3) results, and (4) discussion. These " Universal Templates " will enable readers to understand their contents. This lecture attempts to define the structural format of an English paper as specific templates and gradually fills into the paper according to these templates.

Publication of English academic papers is usually a lengthy academic activity. It is not only necessary to present the author’s unique insights, but also through experimental verification. At the same time, it is necessary to cite previously published papers of other scholars. Most Chinese scholars in the English writing are not aware of the expression of academic English. How to correctly cite the reference to the literature? Appropriate English writing guidance avoids academic plagiarism. The use of computer-aided grammar checkers and other software edits a fluent manuscript. These new “Universal Templates” writing method may provide Chinese scholars with a convenient writing method.

Harness experiences of successful international licensing of biomedical IP and the latest global market landscape of precision medicine services (in Chinese)

  • Date: 2018-07-18
  • Speaker: Leo Yip, Account Director APAC – GlobalData Healthcare ; Dr. Ming-shi Chang, Chair Professor, National Cheng-kung University
  • Place:B1C Conference Room, IBMS
10:00-10:10 Opening remark Dr. Hwang, Ming-Jing, Director of Life Science Library, Academia Sinica
10:10-10:40 The current and future of gene therapy in oncology Leo Yip, Account Director APAC – GlobalData Healthcare
10:40-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:00 The experience of international licensing of intellectual property(from academic research to business negotiation) Dr. Ming-shi Chang, Chair Professor, National Cheng-kung University

  • Date: 2018-07-24
  • Speaker: Dr. Yet-Ran Chen (Associate Research Fellow, ABRC)
  • Place:Media Conference Room, Humanities and Social Science Building (3F)

AM 9:00-12:00
Introduction of Mass Spectrometry (30 min)
Strategies of Proteome Identification and Quantification (30 min)
Break (10 min)
Introduction of UniQua for Improving the Proteomics Analysis Performance (20 min)
Hands-on Practice – UniQua Demo (1.5 hr)

PM 1:00-3:00
Strategies of Metabolite Identification (30 min)
Introduction of imCorrect for Improving the Metabolomics Analysis Performance (20 min)
Break (10 min)
Hands-on Practice – imCorrect Demo (1 hr)

Trust Current Protocols for your research needs (in Chinese)

  • Date: 2018-07-30
    10:30 ~ 11:30
  • Speaker: Mr. Gary Cheng (Senior Account Manager, Wiley)
  • Place:Media Conference Room, Humanities and Social Science Building (3F)

What is a protocol?
In the natural sciences, a protocol is a predefined written procedural method, used to standardize a laboratory method and ensure successful replication of results.
What is Current Protocols?
Current Protocols has been the leading source of laboratory protocols for over 25 years and now comprises more than 14,000 techniques and procedures across 17 titles.
Are Current Protocols peer-reviewed?
Yes. Current Protocols techniques are selected and reviewed in depth by editorial boards consisting of distinguished life sciences researchers, and then rigorously edited by a scientifically qualified, in-house staff. All techniques are indexed in PubMed and Scopus.
What is Currentprotocols.com?
Designed following extensive consultation with practicing researchers, currentprotocols.com provides instant, easy access to protocol abstracts, material lists, and more, while linking to full-text content hosted on Wiley Online Library. Currentprotocols.com also features tools, calculators, videos, and webinars to help researchers both in the lab and beyond the bench.
Will current protocol help you? How to use it?
Practice by yourself and questions

Introduction to R (in Chinese)

  • Date: 2018-08-08
  • Speaker: Dr. Li-yu Daisy Liu (Professor, NTU, Dept. Agronomy)
  • Place:Auditorium 106 at IIS new Building

Please bring your laptop with R and BioConductor.


8/8 09:00-12:00 R introduction and data I/O
8/8 14:00-17:00 Commonly used hypothesis tests (I) - proportion / variance

8/9 09:00-12:00 Commonly used hypothesis tests (II) - mean / regression
8/9 14:00-17:00 Rmarkdown; 分組討論與報告分享

8/10 09:00-12:00 affylmGUI: affymetrix microarray 分析工具
8/10 14:00-17:00 WGCNA: 基因共表現網路分析工具