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 Date : 2021/12/13 No:276 
 
 
 

Recent News

 
 
 
 
New Books
 
 
Period: 2021-12-13 ~ 2021-12-20
 
 
 
 
 
Library Closing Notice
 
 
Library Closing Notice

 
 
Life Science Library is closed due to COVID-19 temporarily
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ebook Trials
 
 
2022 Taiwan Academic E-Book & Database Consortium (TAEBDC) Ebook Trials. Time period: from now until January 31 , 2022.
 
 
 
 
 
Significant Research Achievements of poster show Dr. Shih-Hsiung Wu、Dr. Michael Hsiao、Dr. Yoko Nozawa
 
 
Significant Research Achievements of poster show Dr. Shih-Hsiung Wu、Dr. Michael Hsiao、Dr. Yoko Nozawa

 
 
Date: 2021/12/13 ~ 2022/1/9
Place: Life Science Library
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020 Research Highlights of Academia Sinica
 
 
Ebook(PDF file) available
 
 
 
 
 
 

Training Courses

 
 
 
 
【Design and statistical analysis of clinical trials】series courses. Unit 8: Adaptive design and enrichment design (In Chinese)
 
2021-12-21(Tue)10:00~12:00
Dr.Mey Wang(Academia Sinica Data Science Statistical Cooperation Center)
Online
 
 
 
   
 
 
 

Blog

 
 
 
 
Welcome to the exhibition of butterfly-watching pictures.
 
 
Let's appreciate the beauty of nature and cherish our planet.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lectures

 
 
 
 
12/14 IPMB Seminar
 
 
Topic:Dynamic crop genomes: Understanding how transposons create variation
Speaker:Dr. Nathan Springer
Date:2021-12-14 10:00
Place:Presented by Webex Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/15 IPMB Seminar
 
 
Topic:CFM6 is an essential CRM protein required for the splicing of nad5 transcript in Arabidopsis mitochondria
Speaker:Mr. Wei-Chih Lin
Date:2021-12-15 11:00
Place:Room A134, Agricultural Technology Building, A.S.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/15 BioTReC Seminar
 
 
Topic:MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage
Speaker:Heikki Pitkänen
Date:2021-12-15 14:55 ~ 16:00
Place:Webinar Online
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/16 IBMS Seminar
 
 
Topic:Precise control of microtubule disassembly and post-translational modifications in living cells
Speaker:Dr. Yu-Chun Lin
Date:2021-12-16 14:00 - 15:00
Place:B1C Lecture Room, IBMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/20 ICOB Seminar
 
 
Topic:Why are Most Organs Soft?
Speaker:Prof. Ming-Jer Tang
Date:2021-12-20 11:00 A.M. ~ 12:00 P.M
Place:1F, Auditorium, ICOB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/24 IPMB Seminar
 
 
Topic:Stigmin: a new player in plant sexual reproduction
Speaker:Dr. Guang‐Yuh Jauh
Date:2021-12-24 11:00
Place:Presented by Webex Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/27 IBMS Seminar
 
 
Topic:A common variant in 11q23.3 associated with hyperlipidemia is mediated by the binding and regulation of GATA4- A Post-GWAS study
Speaker:Dr. Shen, Chen-Yang
Date:2021-12-27 11:00 - 12:00
Place:B1C Lecture Room, IBMS
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seminars

 
 
 
 
The Role and Challenge of Traditional Medicine in Acute Infectious and Chronic Diseases
 
 
Time: 2021-12-24 8:30am-6:00pm
Place: Academia Sinica Humanities & Social Sciences Building, International Conference Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 

Important Research

 
 
 
 
New regulatory mechanism for flowering time control under rising temperature
 
 
Much evidence indicates that regulation at the pre-mRNA splicing step is important for flowering time control; however, the components and detailed mechanism underlying this process remain largely unknown. Ping Chang, the graduate student in Dr. Shih-Long Tu’s team, focuses on the U1 snRNP, a major component of the early-stage spliceosome. He identified and investigated the function of a previously unknown component of U1 snRNP in Arabidopsis called RBP45d. RBP45d is an evolutionarily conserved component of U1 snRNP. Ping Chang and his colleagues found RBP45d works together with another U1 snRNP component PRP39a in splicing regulation and flowering promotion. Moreover, they also revealed that RBP45d and PRP39a function in temperature-responsive flowering regulation. Their findings provide important hints for the understanding of how plant sense and respond to temperature changes......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opposing gradients of EGR phosphatase and Microtubule-Associated Stress Protein 1 control root meristem activity during drought stress
 
 
Plant growth is inhibited by even small decreases in water availability. During drought stress, poorly understood signaling mechanisms restrict both meristem cell division and subsequent cell expansion. In previous research, the Verslues laboratory discovered that the Clade E Growth-Regulating 2 (EGR2) protein phosphatases and their downstream signaling target Microtubule Associated Stress Protein 1 (MASP1) regulate growth during drought stress. New results demonstrated that EGR2 and MASP1 had opposing gradients of expression across the root meristem and had opposing effects on root meristem activity during stress......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monoclonal Antibodies against Nucleocapsid Protein of SARS-CoV-2 Variants for Detection of COVID-19
 
 
Mitigation strategies of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have been greatly hindered by the continuous emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants. New sensitive, rapid diagnostic tests for the wide-spectrum detection of viral variants are needed......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The coordination of stomatal patterning and cuticle formation during leaf development
 
 
Stomata, microscopic pores on the leaf epidermis, are required for taking CO2 from the atmosphere for photosynthesis. Cuticular layers on the epidermis provide the first layer of protection. Stomata and the cuticle are two important characters for terrestrialization, a critical event in which organisms moved from the ocean to the land......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Biomaterial-induced conversion of quiescent cardiomyocytes into pacemaker cells
 
 
Conduction system disorders, defective electrogenesis in the heart, lead to slow heart rates that are insufficient to support the circulation, necessitating the implantation of electronic pacemakers. Although effective, current electronic devices have lead or generator malfunction, lack of autonomic responsiveness, undesirable interactions with strong magnetic fields, and device-related infections. Biological pacemakers, generated by somatic gene transfer, cell fusion, or cell transplantation, provide an alternative to electronic devices......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Novel MMT-based iron/platinum nanoparticles designed to enhance MRI contrast and HCC treatment
 
 
Since liver tissue actively absorbs iron ions, detecting HCC with a general iron-based contrast agent is difficult. And considering gadolinium can stay in the body for months to years after receiving these drugs, it is an urge to create novel nanocomposites for enhancing the noise-signal ratio of MRI to improve the diagnosis accuracy for tumors......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A sentinel of global warming effect: Typhoon disturbance plays a key role in carbon sinks of Taiwan montane lakes
 
 
Basing on long-term observation data, Dr.Chih-Yu Chiu's group employed a three-dimensional environmental model to analyze the hydraulic retention effect on the net ecosystem production (NEP) of two shallow montane lakes. the results strongly suggest that Tsui-Fong Lake (a mesotrophic lake) is substantially higher in both NEP and carbon sink functions than Yuang-Yang Lake (an oligotrophic lake). They conclude that typhoon-induced mixing plays a critical role in controlling the NEP and carbon sinks in Taiwan shallow subtropical lakes......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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