Invitation from IFCB

Dear Applicants,

As the Vice President of the International Federation for Cell Biology (IFCB), I would like to express my warmest welcome to all of you for your participating in this wonderful training program in cell and molecular biology. IFCB is created in response to the challenges and promises of modern cell and molecular biology, the forefront of the 21st century life science.  It has always been my firm belief that the scientific freedom of sharing and exchanging knowledge and information remains front and center of the IFCB mission-“To promote international cooperation, and to contribute to the advancement of cell and molecular biology in all its branches.” I am therefore heartened by your enthusiastic responses to our invitations; your participation is what makes this grand concept for advancement of science possible.

The aim of the IFCB is to promote fundamental education and research; spread modern knowledge and technology; foster young researchers and faculties; promote international cooperation; and contribute to the international scientific community in education and research in the broad fields of cell and molecular biology. It is with these goals in mind that we have designed our this cutting-edge training program to encompass not only hot topics of the day in the fields of DNA, RNA, protein, and cellular research, but also special interests in meta-fields such as proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. I truly believe that, with your learning experience here at this training program, you will find our excellent lectures and experimental courses immensely helpful for both the achievement of your own scientific goals and the expansion of your scientific vision.

Taiwan has been in the forefront of the scientific community within the fields of biology, biotechnology, and medicine. Its strong economy has enabled the government and private resources to support and cultivate biomedical research with modern facilities as well as talented and established investigators. I would like to convey my most sincere appreciations to all of members who have spent their time and energy in planning and organizing this international training program, especially the Organizing and Program Committees who have taken on the major responsibilities to bring this training program into reality.

Cheng-Wen Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President
International Federation for Cell Biology

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Invitation from ITPCMB2009

Dear Applicants,

It is my great pleasure as Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 2009 IFCB International Training Program in Cell and Molecular Biology (ITPCMB) to invite you to participate in this program.  Here in Taiwan, we hold our guests and visitors to the highest esteem, and we have great respect for all seekers of knowledge and researchers who thirst for top-notch breakthrough in Cell and Molecular Biology.

I am deeply proud of the lectures and experimental programs put forward by a capable team.  These comprehensive programs are designed specially for participants who are eager to learn fundamental and state-of-the-art knowledge and experimental techniques in modern cell and molecular biology.  They encompass all relevant topics that are at the forefront of the disciplines of biological science, and they represent the crème de la crème of the training and knowledge-sharing we have to offer.  At the end of the course, I have no doubt that you will find this experience profitable and useful.

Taiwan is forging ahead in areas of biology, biotechnology, and medicine.  The uniquely multiple and varied cultural and historical backgrounds, together with Taiwan’s strategic location in the world, have driven this nation state into a special notch that boasts of free exchange of scientific ideas and information, not to mention resources.  The government and private resources have spared nothing to support and cultivate biomedical research.  We have modern facilities and more importantly, a cadre of talented and established young investigators in the areas of cell and molecular biology.  It is our awareness that education and research on cell and molecular biology should be conducted in ways that will provide an understanding of life sciences from molecules through cells to functions of the whole living organism.  We hope that, by sharing with you our passion for creativity and learning, you will achieve a new level of understanding and insights. 

Once again, welcome, and on behalf of all the members of the Organizing Committee, I extend this invitation to you.

Kenneth K. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Organizing Committee
The 2009 IFCB International Training Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

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