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MOHW-NTU Infectious Diseases Research and Education Center

About Us

In recent years, epidemics of new and re-emerging infectious diseases have been increasing throughout the world and remain a major threat even in industrialized countries. To improve Taiwan’s research capabilities on infectious diseases, Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and National Taiwan University (NTU) agreed to establish the MOHW-NTU Infectious Diseases Research and Education Center.


To meet challenges of emerging infectious diseases in globalization era, the optimal strategy is a well-integrated, multidisciplinary approach:

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology and Medicine
  • Geography and Climatology
  • Entomology
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Behaviors science and Health policy
  • Law and Ethics



  • Coordinate academic and governmental resources in research, education and training courses
    • Physicians and public health workers
    • Graduate and Undergraduate students
  • Hold annual Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-NTU joint conference and International conferences on important topics in infectious disease
  • Conduct research with novel approach to control epidemic


  • Coordinated research and successful national dengue responses
    • Spatial epidemiology of dengue spread
    • El Nino and climate predictive models
    • Eco-friendly entomological interventions
    • Viral genotype 2 and risk of severe dengue
    • Human NS1 rapid test-guided vector control
  • Coordinated research and successful national avian influenza responses
    • R0 of avian-origin H7N9 influenza virus among human
    • Mathematical modeling of H7N9 elimination strategy
    • Successful treatment of severe human H7N9 cases
    • Aluminum salts lack adjuvanticity for H5N1 vaccines
    • Sociological study of stakeholders on avian influenza
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Important Infectious Diseases
    • TB and latent tuberculosis infection treatment
    • HBV treatment
    • HCV treatment
  • Infectious Diseases Training Course for Students and Public Health Officers
    • National Taiwan University (NTU) Infectious Diseases Program
      • Epidemiology Concentration
      • Epidemiology Concentration
    • Centers for Disease Control Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
  • Coordination of Multi-sectors response to Infectious Diseases
    • Taipei International HIV/AIDS Conference
    • Public Hearing on Financing Antiretroviral Therapy
    • Law, Human right, Criminalization, and HIV control