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Events in R411
Welcome 呂韋萱(陽明醫技) join us for undergraduate projects
Welcome 陳一華(陽明醫學) join us for undergraduate projects
Welcome 周壬渼、蔡若翎 join us
Welcome 張琳翔、張庭偉、陳一華、林得鴻for summer internship
Welcome陶定雨(陽明生科)、劉子晴(陽明醫技)、陳怡秀(陽明醫技)、吳思賢(陽明醫技) join us for undergraduate projects
Published in Journal of Virology (identify new EBV strains)
Welcome 林家安(陽明醫技)、莊筑甯(陽明醫技)、余麗文(陽明醫技)、賴金承(陽明醫學) join us for undergraduate projects
Welcome TIGP PhD student Ivonne Lee join us
Welcome 洪若寧(陽明醫技) join us
Welcome TIGP PhD student Ivonne Lee! (rotation)
International collaboration with Applied science and Pharmaceutical departments of TDTU (孫得勝大學)@ Vietnam.
The opening of R411's Website!
Whole Lab's database complete
Published in PloS One (functions of miRNA in EBV-transformed B cells isolated from patients).
Published in Nature Microbiology (ncRNA EBER regulates viral lytic replication and its effects on the environmental cells).
Welcome 毛翎, queen of 3D culture.
Welcome summer students
Welcome international students
Published in Journal of Virology (EBV+ B cell movement).
Published in Plos Pathogens (EBV vaccine)
Eventually our lab is ready to be used.
Welcome 5 Summer students
Congratulation! We won the MOST Young Scholar Fellowship! (哥倫布計畫得主)
Published in Nucleic Acids Research (new ORF of EBV)
Who we are?
We are a very strong team for studying the viral genetics and the pathogenic roles of the giant virus. We use Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as model. Our group leader, Dr. Ming-Han Tsai (蔡明翰) is exactly the person who had successfully constructed the five standard EBV strains (total 7 strains) in the world (including all the carcinoma EBV strains). Meanwhile, our PI has the strong collaboration with Prof. Dr. Delecluse at DKFZ/Germany, who established the elegant system to modify the EBV viral genome.
We have strong collaboration with different research groups and hospitals in Taiwan and globally and wish to eradicate the cancers caused by EBV in the next decades. At first, we are focusing on the pathogenic roles of EBV in gastric cancer and we will expand our research toward other EBV-associated carcinomas. Importantly, EBV is the last major human tumor virus that is still barely understood; so far we still don't have drugs or vaccines against EBV.
Due to the strong techniques for constructing giant DNA virus, we are also genetically modifying these giant DNA viruses for different applications and seeking for the opportunities for the bio-pharmaceutical businesses.
Our researches are kindly supported by MOST Young Scholar Fellowship for 5 years. We sincerely invite the highly motivated students to join our research team and enjoy the researches together!
In The News
The New version of CRISPR-Cas9 with low off-target effects.
Nature. Believe it or not, this CRISPR fused with a viral protein that makes it possible.
We are going to unite with NCTU and become a new university in the next August. Well, YMC"A" perhaps is a simple one to remember? Sep, 18, 2019
Please also visit our official website: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National Yang-Ming University (IMI, NYMU)
請您也蒞臨我們官方網頁: 國立陽明大學 微生物及免疫學研究所(微免所) 蔡明翰老師 腫瘤癌症病毒及病毒生物科技實驗室
The Receptor of Chikungunya had been identified.
Published in Nature and Cell. It's FHL1.
The outbreak of ASFV
Now only Japan and Taiwan are free from African Swine Fever virus that causes 100% death rate of the infected pigs. Sep, 01, 2019
The Outbreak of new coronavirus (COVID-19), live photo
World Health Organization (WHO)
Human Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression?
Activating Hpothalamic-pituitary-adernal axis!?
Human error leak of lab virus now a substantial probability.
The confirmation of EBV in autoimmine diseases
System lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), are considered caused by EBV infection right now. (Nature genetics)
Unfortunately, COVID-19 kills 1.5 millions now (2020/12/08)
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma is caused by specific EBV strain!
Why all people are EBV-positive but some of them get cancers? Now is the answer: certain EBV strains cause human carcinomas!