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Microbiota Research Center of Chang Gung University

The Microbiota Research Center provides a platform to explore the latest scientific findings related to the gut microbiota in order to find solutions to common health problems

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2019 3rd Asia Microbiome Conference

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Please invite your participation

The Organizer:

                  Academia Sinica 

                  Chang Gung University Microbiota Research Center                      Taipei Medical University 


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Ophiocordyceps sinensis, also called the caterpillar fungus, is a medicinal mushroom used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to improve health and longevity. In our latest review article published in Trends in Biotechnology, we propose strategies to address the existing challenges related to the study and commercial production of this mysterious fungus

In a recent cover-featured article published in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, our team explores the effects of solvent extraction on the immunological properties of plants and mushrooms. We also examine the possibility of using plant and mushroom extracts for treating various diseases involving the immune system

The obesity epidemic has been linked with depression and other mood disorders in developed countries. In a recent review article published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, our team describes recent findings showing the existence of a link between excess food intake, the gut microbiota and depression. This project was initiated by Dr. Julieta Schachter, a visiting scientist at the Microbiota Research Center

Latest News

The first Asia Microbiome Conference was held on January 10, 2018, at the Farglory International Conference Center, in Taipei, Taiwan. The event was a pan-Asia microbiome conference organized by CGU's Microbiota Research Center and Biotools Biotechnology in collaboration with the Department of Life Sciences of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, Taipei Biotech Association, and Taiwan's Society of Microbiology. Dr. Chuan-Sheng Lin, a research associate fellow of the MRC, was invited to give a talk on the latest research progress of the center

Launched in September 2017, the Taiwan Gut Project is a partnership between CGU's Microbiota Research Center and Biotools Biotechnology that aims to improve our understanding of the impact of the gut microbiome on the health of the Taiwanese population. One of our objectives is to provide advice to help improve health and longevity based on recent knowledge related to intestinal bacteria. We also aim to connect scientists who are interested in research on the gut microbiota in Taiwan and abroad.


Watch the introductory movie below and join us to learn more about the importance of gut bacteria!

Tel: +886-3-211-8800 ext. 3585

Fax: +886-3-211-8700


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