Molecular imaging is the technology that successfully combined molecular biology and clinical medicine, and it will be one of potential fields of medicine in the future. Generally, there are three advantages on molecular imaging research: first, it can transform complicated processes of gene expression and signal transduction into image visually, and that one can realize the possible disease mechanism and features; second, it's able to find early on molecular variations of disease and the process of pathology; last, it can in vivo observe continuously the mechanism and effect on drug or gene therapy. Molecular imaging integrated molecular biochemistry, data processing, nanotechnology and imaging processing, and then it possesses the properties of high specificity, high sensitivity and ultra-high spatial resolution.
Introduction 2 weeks
Molecular Biology 3 weeks
(Prof. Eroc Chung, and Prof. Fu-Hsiung Chang)
Optical Molecular Imaging 3 weeks
(Prof. Chi-Kuang Sun)
MR Molecular Imaging 2 weeks
(Prof. Jyh-Horng Chen)
Ultrasonic Molecular Imaging 2 weeks
(Prof. Pai-Chi Li)
The Contrast agent for Molecular Imaging 2 weeks
?The property of contrast agent
?The design and synthesis of the contrast agent
The Applications of Molecular Imaging 2 weeks
2. Text Book
There is not a single up-to-date quantitative book containing most of the materials in this course, but several reference books are recommended in appendix I.
Midterm Exam 20%
Final project report 20%
Final Exam 20%
4. Prerequisites (recommended but not required)
Fundamental modern physics, General chemistry, Organic chemistry, General biology, Molecular biology.