Stem Cell Research Groups in Taiwan
News & Events
1st Pan Pacific Symposium on Stem Cells Research 2008
Jun 1-2, 2008 (China Medical University)
International Symposium on Stem cells, Epigenetic and development
Sep 27-28, 2008 (NTUH International Convention Center)
The department of Health had issued on 9th August 2007 a new “Policy Instructions on the Ethics of Human Embryo and Embryonic Stem Cell Research” (人類胚胎及胚胎幹細胞研究倫理政策指引). In addition, a new national legislation of “Human Embryo and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Act”(人類胚胎及胚胎幹細胞研究條例草案) was approved in the Executive Yuan on 24th July 2008. These new guidelines call for special scrutiny on human embryonic stem cell research with rigorous ethical standard and define permissible and impermissible experiments. We believe that adherence to international standard will ensure a role of Taiwanese stem cell researchers in international collaborations. Furthermore, the Department of Economic Affairs has also committed to sponsor the establishment of Taiwan Stem Cell Bank, which we believe will be another critical catalyst for further international collaborations.
For more details, please visit TSSCR Website: Guidelines of TW Stem cell Research
National Science Council (NSC) is a government-run agency which is primarily coordinating and funding most basic research in Taiwan.
National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) distributes the funds to support research in public and private institutions throughout the country and conducts research in its research divisions.
On April 16 2005 the Taiwan Society for Stem Cell Research (TSSCR) was officially established. The Society primarily aims at providing opportunities for close interactions among researchers in Taiwan and also with other international stem cell societies and networks.
Major Stem Cell Research Centers
Stem Cell Program of Genomics Research Center
National Health Research Institutes (NHRI)
Institute of Cellular and Systems Medicine
National Taiwan University (NTU)
Stem Cell Core of NTU Research Center for Medical Excellence
Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Resources
National Yang-Ming University (NYMU)
Stem Cell Research Center
For more details, please visit TSSCR website: Stem Cell Research Groups in Taiwan.