[2020/12/18] PEM Year-end Party

Joint lab party for the Plant and Environmental Microbiology (PEM) group of our institute. A good time to reflect and celebrate how we pushed forward in a difficult year.

[2020/09/01] IPMB Summer Undergraduate Intern Program

Congratulation to Shih-Hsun Hung (洪世勳) on receiving the Outstanding Oral Presentation Award. Special thank to Ching-Ting Huang (黃敬廷) for the hardwork on mentoring.

[2020/06/30] PEM Party

Five labs of the Plant and Environmental Microbiology (PEM) group of our institute had a joint party to welcome new members and to bid farewell to those who are leaving for their next step of professional development.

[2020/06/29] PEM Sports Hours

The Plant and Environmental Microbiology (PEM) group members continue to work hard and play hard. Badminton is still a favorite for our weekly sports hours.

[2020/06/01] Lab Anniversary Party

10th anniversary!

[2020/03/18] Group Photo

Chi-Lung Ma (馬啟隆) is leaving for his military service and Yu Wu (吳宇) completed a successful rotation project in the lab. We wish them all the best!

[2020/01/16-17] MiTalk4 @ NTU

Lin Chou (周林) was selected for a flash talk to present his poster.

Group photo in front of the poster by Lin Chou (周林); with Dr. Chun-Yao Chen (陳俊堯).

Group photo in front of the poster by Ho-Lin Chung (鍾鶴林).

[2019/12/23] PEM Joint Lunch

Four research groups in the Plant and Environmental Microbiology (PEM) discipline of our institute, including those led by Chuan Ku (顧銓), Erh-Min Lai (賴爾珉), Lay-Sun Ma (馬麗珊), and us had a joint lunch after our regular journal club to celebrate the coming holidays. It is wonderful to have the warm friendship and delicious dishes from our Taiwanese and international team members!

[2019/12/20] Joint Lab Party

We and our next-door neighbors, the research group led by Chuan Ku (顧銓), had a joint lab party. A delightful evening with hot pots, video games, board games, and tons of laughs.

[2019/12/04] International Conference on Mycoplasmas @ Pune, India

2019 International Conference on Human, Animal and Plant Mycoplasmas. Held by the National Centre for Microbial Resource (NCMR), National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) in Pune, India.

[2019/11/23] Prof. CY Lin Memorial Award

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) received the Professor Chu-Yung Lin Memorial Award for Innovative Research Program (林秋榮教授植物科學創新研究獎) from Dr. Ming-Tsair Chan (詹明才) (President of the TSPB).

[2019/10/26] Academia Sinica Open House

Our lab made a display about Xylella in Taiwan and our work on the population genomics of these pathogens.

[2019/09/18-21] INRA @ Bordeaux, France

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) visited Xavier Foissac. With Laure Béven.

[2019/09/14-18] ENVT @ Toulouse, France

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) visited Christine Citti. With Eric Baranowski, Xavier Nouvel, Emilie Dordet-Frisoni, and Xavier Foissac.

[2019/09/08-12] IPWG 2019 @ Valencia, Spain

The 4th meeting of the International Phytoplasmologist Working Group (IPWG). Photo taken by Roberto Michelutti.

[2019/08/16] Bacteriology 2019 @ Kaohsiung

[2019/08/12] IPMB YIA Badminton Game

The Young Investigator Association (YIA) of our institue hold a series of summer sports games. Our lab participated in the badminton and volleyball games.

[2019/08/02] Field Trip

Collection of Xylella taiwanensis samples from infected pears. With Drs. Chiou-Chu Su (蘇秋竹) and Chi-Wei Tsai (蔡志偉).

[2019/07/25] Lab Lunch

[2019/07/14-18] IS-MPMI @ Glasgow, UK

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) with Alexandra Weisberg (Oregon State University, USA).

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) with Cherie Gambley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland, Australia) and Sandrine Eveillard (INRA, France).

Dinner with the Taiwanese delegates attending the meeting.

Dinner with the current and former members of Saskia Hogenhout's group.

The organizers and speakers of the Satellite Meeting on the Dynamics and Mechanisms of Insect-Transmitted Pathogens.

[2019/07/13] BRIGIT consortium meeting @ Edinburgh, UK

A meeting on Xylella fastidiosa research.

[2019/07/10] John Innes Centre @ Norwich, UK

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) visited our long-term collaborator Saskia Hogenhout. The team went out to collect spittlebug samples. With Qun Liu, Sam Mugford, and Roberto Biello.

[2019/06/24] Group Photo

Mindi came back to visit the lab after she moved to Singapore.

[2019/06/04] Lab Party

The lab celebrated our 9th anniversary.

[2019/05/04] Lab Hiking

[2018/11/30] IPMB Poster Competition

Sophien Kamoun joined the IPMB Scientific Advisory Board and visited our institute. Hung-Jui Kung (龔泓睿) and Shu-Ting Cho (卓舒婷) presented our work on phytoplasma effectors in the poster competition.

[2018/10/27] Academia Sinica Open House

Shu-Ting Cho (卓舒婷), Hung-Jui Kung (龔泓睿), and Lin Chou (周林) explained our work on phytoplasmas to the visitors.

[2018/08/31] IPMB Summer Undergraduate Intern Program

Ting-Yi Lee (李庭儀) received the Excellent Oral Presentation Award from IPMB Deputy Director Dr. Erh-Min Lai.

[2018/08/31] Lab Lunch

[2018/08/17] Bacteriology 2018 @ Chiayi

[2018/08/10] Cultural Day

Mindi introduced the culture and food of Indonesia in an IPMB social event.

[2018/07/09] IOM 2018 @ Portsmouth, NH, USA

[2018/05/19] AOM/JSM 2018 @ Tokyo, Japan

(Left to right) Ming-Jen Pan, Chih-Horng Kuo, Shigeru Kamiya (the 7th President of AOM), Tsuyoshi Kenri (the 45th President of JSM), and In-Jen Pan.

[2018/05/14] Badminton Time

[2018/03/23] IPMB Travel Grant Competition

Shu-Ting Cho (卓舒婷) received the award certificate from Director Long-Fang Chen.

[2018/02/09] Lab Lunch

[2017/11/28] Lab Field Trip

[2017/10/28] Academia Sinica Open House

Shu-Ting Cho (卓舒婷) and Hung-Jui Kung (龔泓睿) explained our work on phytoplasmas to the visitors.

[2017/08/31] IPMB Summer Undergraduate Intern Program

An Chang (張安) received the Outstanding Oral Presentation Award from IPMB Deputy Director Dr. Mei-Chu Chung.

[2017/08/30] Lab Lunch

[2017/07/07] Univ. of Texas at Austin

Chih-Horng Kuo with Howard Ochman.

Chih-Horng Kuo with Nancy Moran.

[2017/07/06] SMBE 2017 @ Austin, TX, USA

Symbiosis and Interactions symposium; all organizers and speakers (left to right: Tamara Haselkorn, Daniel Sloan, Theresa Pawlowska, Alejandro Manzano-Marin, Richard Cordaux, Becky Chong, Eva Novakova, and Chih-Horng Kuo).

Poster session; Chih-Horng Kuo with Becky Chong (co-organizer of the Symbiosis and Interactions symposium).

[2017/06/07] Lab Dinner

[2017/06/02] Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) received the award from Dr. James C. Liao (廖俊智) (President of Academia Sinica).

[2017/02/06] Group Photo

[2016/11/12] TIGP-MBAS Retreat @ Academia Sinica

Wen-Sui Lo (羅文穗) received the Academy Award from Dr. Paul Verslues.

[2016/08/17-19] Bacteriology 2016 @ Jinshan

[2016/08/12] Lab Lunch

[2016/07/04] IOM 2016 @ Brisbane, Australia

[2016/02/24] Lab Lunch

[2015/12/09] Dr. Haiwei Luo's Visit

Dr. Haiwei Luo (羅海偉) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. With Drs. Ryuji Machida (町田龍二) and Sen-Lin Tang (湯森林) from BRC, Academia Sinica.

[2015/11/06] Dr. Xavier Foissac's Visit

[2015/10/16] IPMB Travel Grant Competition

Wen-Sui Lo (羅文穗) received the first-place certificate from Director Long-Fang Chen.

[2015/08/27] Group Photo

[2015/05/28] Field Collection

Collecting phytoplasma-infected plants.

[2014/12/30] Lab Lunch

[2014/10/23] Dr. Dilfuza Egamberdieva's visit

[2014/10/05] Lab Reunion

[2014/07/30] Lab Dinner

[2014/06/10] IPMB Poster Competition

[2014/06/10] IOM 2014 @ Blumenau, Brazil

Chih-Horng Kuo with Dr. Gail Gasparich (Biological Sciences, Towson University, USA).

[2013/12/20] Lab Dinner

[2013/12/15] TSPB Outstanding Young Scholar Award

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) received the Taiwan Society of Plant Biologists (TSPB) Outstanding Young Scholar Award from Dr. Anthony Huang (黃煥中) (President of the TSPB).

[2013/12/03] Prof. Chung-Jan Chang (張宗仁)'s visit

[2013/07/08] Univ. of Georgia @ Athens, GA, USA

Chih-Horng Kuo with Dr. Jessica Kissinger (Genetics, University of Georgia).

[2013/07/08] SMBE 2013 @ Chicago, IL, USA

[2013/05/24] Lab Dinner

[2012/12/20] Group Photo

[2012/12/17] Dumpling Party

[2012/08/21] Group Photo

[2012/08/20] Board Game Party

[2012/02/24] PGSI Annotation School 2012 @ Norwich, UK

Chih-Horng Kuo with Dr. Saskia Hogenhout (Cell and Development Biology, John Innes Centre, UK).

[2011/05/18] New Lab Space

[2011/03/21] Group Photo

[2011/01/06] Academia Sinica Website Competition

Chih-Horng Kuo (郭志鴻) received the award from Dr. Chi-Huey Wong (翁啟惠) (President of Academia Sinica).