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About the Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Course

Outline/history

Outline

To the new age of science and technology focused on life and humans

Humankind has dramatically developed over just 200 years or so in the course of biological evolution of nearly four billion years.

In the 21st century, people have rapidly deepened their understanding of living organisms as represented by the genome, and it is necessary to integrate and develop new science and technology focused on life and humans in light of the reflections on what science and technology have brought about to the human society and the global environment in the previous century.

The fusion technology fields of computer technology, nanotechnology and bioscience are expected to develop dramatically as new disciplines focused on life, especially humans.

To respond to such social needs, this course makes full use of advanced information electronic technology to foster creative professionals who will lead the development of science and technology industries involving life, humans and medical care.

History

1940s The Research Institute of Ultrashort Waves (present Research Institute for Electronic Science) was established.
1979 The Division of Bioengineering, the first of its kind at a national university, was established.
The division played a key role in fostering bioengineering researchers and medical engineers.
2004 The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology was established.
To enhance molecular and cellular biological information science, the education and research system was reorganized, and new courses in genome information, cellular information and bionanotechnolgy and regenerative medical engineering were introduced to establish the fields of bioengineering and bioinformatics.
A wealth of researchers with different backgrounds, including electronics, biology, machine engineering and chemistry, actively promote research in new fields through the integration of their knowledge.

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