Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Organization profile

Organisation profile

To understand the dynamic and vast body of advanced knowledge in these fields, the Division of Microbiology was established in the Department of Medicine in 1984. Since then, we have further expanded to provide a Masters program (1991) and an integrated Doctoral program (1992), forming the ‘Department of Microbiology and Immunology’ (DMI). In 2005, the department of Parasitology was absorbed into the department allowing students to have a more diverse option in their chosen field of research. The Department is located on the 11th floor of the Medical Research Building. Currently, we have 12 full-time faculty members and 11 adjuncts members. Our faculty has been trained in various countries, including Taiwan, America, England, Japan, and Germany, respectively. The diversity of the cultural experiences of DMI members fosters an academic atmosphere of liberty and mutual respect, which are reflected in the wide spectrum of curricula and team work style. Our students benefit from the multi-disciplinary training and exposure to different academic backgrounds.

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Dengue Virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Virus Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Apoptosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Enterovirus Medicine & Life Sciences
Severe Dengue Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Autophagy Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2018

Research Output 1984 2018

A multi-omic analysis reveals the role of fumarate in regulating the virulence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

Kuo, C. J., Wang, S. T., Lin, C. M., Chiu, H. C., Huang, C. R., Lee, D. Y., Chang, G. D., Chou, T. C., Chen, J-W. & Chen, C-S., 2018 Mar 1, In : Cell Death and Disease. 9, 3, 381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Fumarates
Virulence
Caenorhabditis elegans
Escherichia coli Infections

Comparative genomics of Escherichia coli sequence type 219 clones from the same patient: Evolution of the IncI1 blaCMY-carrying plasmid in vivo

Kao, C. Y., Chen, J-W., Liu, T. L., Yan, J. J. & Wu, J. J., 2018 Jul 9, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, JUL, 1518.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genomics
Plasmids
Clone Cells
Escherichia coli
Cefixime
2 Citations

Dengue virus-induced ER stress is required for autophagy activation, viral replication, and pathogenesis both in vitro and in vivo

Lee, Y. R., Kuo, S. H., Lin, C. Y., Fu, P. J., Lin, Y-S., Yeh, T-M. & Liu, H-S., 2018 Dec 1, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 489.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Virus Activation
Dengue Virus
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
Autophagy
Virus Diseases