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Taiwan-EMBO Partnership Symposium

20 November 2017
Second Conference Room (3F), Building for Humanities and Social Sciences,
Academia Sinica

About the symposium

This meeting aims to celebrate the partnership between EMBO and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, and will include scientific presentations from EMBO Members, EMBO Young Investigators and selected researchers from Taiwan. The one-day event will also include presentations from EMBO representatives that will address topics such as funding opportunities, scientific publishing and science policy.


About EMBO
EMBO plays a key role in the promotion of molecular life science in Europe. EMBO Members, 1700 in Europe and worldwide, are leaders in their field and are instrumental in guiding and implementing the EMBO programmes. Those include the prestigious EMBO Fellowships, EMBO Young Investigators and the EMBO Courses and Workshops. EMBO Press publishes The EMBO Journal, EMBO reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine.


EMBO and Taiwan

EMBO has a co-operation agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), which enables scientists from Taiwan to apply to several of EMBO Programmes and funding opportunities.





Download PDF programme here.

  • 9:00 | Introduction

    Woei-Jer Chuang, Director General, Department of Life Sciences, MOST

    Cheng-Ting Chien, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica

    Bertrand Jordan, EMBO Member

  • 9:30 | EMBO funding & training opportunities

    Luis Valente, Global Activities, EMBO

  • 9:50 | EMBO Science Policy

    Michele Garfinkel and Sandra Bendiscioli, Science Policy Programme, EMBO

  • 10:30 | coffee break

  • 11:00 | Biological Glycosylation: from understanding to problem solving

    Chi-Huey Wong, EMBO Member, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

  • 11:40 | Adaptations to fluctuating environments

    Sheng-Feng Shen, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

  • 12:10 | Scientific presentation

    Shih-Kuo Chen, Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University

  • 12:40 | lunch

  • 14:00 | Transparent Publishing & Open Science:  how to share reproducible data

    Bernd Pulverer, Head of EMBO Scientific Publications

  • 14:40 | Imaging how the early mammalian embryo forms

    Nicolas Plachta, EMBO Young Investigator, A*STAR

  • 15:20 | Membrane lipid diversity in plant growth and development

    Yuki Nakamura, EMBO Young Investigator, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica

  • 16:00 | Deconstructing psychophysiology of chronic pain

    Cheng-Chang Lien, Institute of Neuroscience, National Yang-Ming University

  • 16:30 | closing address



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