The applications of biotechnology in the medical, environmental, agricultural and energy issues have the potential to lift up people life and improve the world for future generations. Biotechnology of the Post-genome Era is becoming the great scientific and economic minds about what we can expect from since in the 21st century. For incubating the biotechnologists with interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques in academic and industry, the Institute of Biological Science & Technology and the Department of Biological Science & Technology was founded at the National Chiao Tung University in 1994 and 1999, respectively.
The goal of our department and institute is to provide educational training, to conduct research and development in fundamental and applied areas of biological science and technology, and to emphasizing interdisciplinary research of biological science. Hence, besides covering genomics & proteomics, protein & enzyme engineering, biopharmaceutical, and medical & industrial microbiology, our research fields also include bioinformatics & systems biology, biophotonics & biosensor and biological engineering.