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              Brief Introduction of Disciplines in Institute of Life Sciences
Currently Institute of Life Sciences has been authorized to confer M.S. degree in discipline in Biology, which includes 5 secondary disciplines as follows:
1¡¢Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    At present, there are 6 professors, 5 associate professors. Research in this discipline is in five major directions:
£¨1£©Gene function and Proteomics
£¨2£©Pathogenesis and control of pathogenic micro-organisms
£¨3£©Genetic engineering and Protein engineering
£¨4£©Molecular biology and transgenic crop
£¨5£©Human disease and metabolic regulation of gene expression
2¡¢Cell Biology
   At present, there are 4 professors, 2 associate professors, 1 visiting professor and 1 adjunct professor. Research in this section includes five major directions:
£¨1£©Intracellular material transportation and metabolism
£¨2£©Stem cells and Cell differentiation
£¨3£©DNA replication, damage and repair
£¨4£©Signal transduction and gene regulation
£¨5£©Virus and Cellular immunity
   At present, there are 5 professors, 6 associate professors in this genetics discipline, and five major research areas summarized below:
£¨1£©Molecular genetics, evolution and breeding
£¨2£©Molecular plant-microbe interactions and cross-kingdom signal transduction
£¨4£©Medical genetics
£¨5£©Global regulatory networks in prokaryotes
    At present, there are 2 professors, 6 associate professors. Research in this discipline is in four major directions:
£¨1£©Interactions between Viruses, other pathogenic microbes and their hosts
£¨2£©Molecular Virology
£¨3£©Microbial Resources and Environmental Microbiology
£¨4£©Food Microbiology
    At present, there are 3 professors, 3 associate professors. Research in this discipline is in two major directions:
£¨1£©Cell signaling and regulation
£¨2£©Integrated Physiology