Volume 30 Issue 2 - February 5, 2016 PDF
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Research Express@NCKU Feb. 5 ~ Mar. 3, 2016

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Ecological Genetics and Genomics journal launched in NCKU
NCKU Press Center

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, announced the launch of a new journal, Ecological Genetics and Genomics, which is the joint effort between Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Japan’s National Institute of Genetics (NIG).

Ecological Genetics and Genomics publishes ecological studies of broad interest that provide significant insight into ecological …

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A Magic Garden in Tainan Canal
NCKU Press Center

A magic floating garden will be greening up the Anping Canal in Tainan from this January 6th.

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) initiated this project and the Tainan City Government was enthusiastic to provide support to experiment with this innovative concept of a floating garden to improve the city.

‘How can a floating garden improve the city?’, that was the quest for the class …

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MovISee opens today at NCKU Art Center
NCKU Press Center

A digital art exhibition giving you holistic experience to use your body, mind, involving physical space and time opens this afternoon at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan. Many people from the university community came to join the event, making a great crowd and vibe.

An opening reception took place Saturday, January 9, from 2:30-4pm, at Art Center. NCKU President …

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NCKU professor’s research on cancer mechanism published in Cell Metabolism
NCKU Press Center

A study from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) professor Dr. I-Chen Peng demonstrated an unexpected role of Myc in inducing glutamine synthesis and suggested a molecular connection between DNA demethylation and glutamine metabolism in Myc driven cancers.

According to Dr. Peng, c-Myc is known to promote glutamine usage by upregulating glutaminase (GLS), which converts glutamine to glutamate …

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NCKU initiates its master program on techno art
NCKU Press Center

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has initiated its first ever program focusing on techno art practice, which results from the university’s renowned and excellent reputation in technology, science and design, and is part of College of Planning and Design.

NCKU Master Program on Techno Art Program opened on August 1, 2015 and welcomed its first batch of students. …

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NCKU student designs a portable wind turbine
NCKU Press Center

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) PhD student You-Ren Chen from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics won gold award at the ECO Design competition of Dassault Systemes, for his a portable wind power turbine which can be folded for portability and is less than one meter in height when fully assembled, the university revealed recently.

Chen introduced the device and said, “it is convenient …

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NCKU students propose plans to fix underpass flooding problem
NCKU Press Center

Heavy rain causing flooded roadways is a travel headache for residents living in the neighborhood of the Xiao-Dong Underpass in Tainan City. A group of students led by Professor Hsiao-Wen Wang tried to tackle the problem and proposed possible solutions to it.

The course is named Lowland Flooding and Management which is opened for students taking the International Master Program on Natural …

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France’s renewable energy expert visits Taiwan’s NCKU
NCKU Press Center

After successful conclusion of COP21 in Paris, Mr. Jean Ballandras, Senior Adviser of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs for Renewable Energies, visited National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, on January 27, to explore possible collaboration between the university and France.

NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su extended her warm welcome to Mr. Ballandras. The university as a …

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