The Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics celebrated its 10th anniversary with a celebration ceremony and special anniversary activities that included research presentations and a roundtable forum on October 1. Among the honored guests invited to speak during the opening ceremony were NTU President Pan-Chyr Yang, Executive Vice President for Academics and Research Tei-Wei Kuo, Dean Ming-Syan Chen of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Academia Sinica Academician Chung-Hsuan Chen.
In the decade since its establishment, the graduate institute has grown to boast a faculty of nearly 40 professors and more than 100 students. Around 100 attendees took part in the celebration activities.
The anniversary activities took place under the theme of "interdisciplinary integration, biomedical innovation, and future vision." In a demonstration of foresighted academic innovation, four Academia Sinica academicians delivered lectures presenting their innovative research accomplishments in the areas of biological technology, medical industry, health care, and cancer genomics.
A roundtable forum assembling representatives from academia, industry, and government and panel discussion with institute alumni addressed the problems confronting Taiwan's biomedical engineering industry. The forum and panel discussion featured outstanding institute alumni from the Ministry of Science and Technology's Department of Engineering and Technologies, Academia Sinica, Industrial Technology Research Institute, AppWorks Ventures, Philips Taiwan, Miiann Technology, iXensor Inc., and U-ARK Tech Co.
In addition, participants enjoyed an anniversary video created by the institute's students and faculty that celebrated the achievements of the institute over the last decade.