The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology is a centre for research in the plant diseases and microbiology at National Taiwan University. It is committed to basic research in plant pathology and microbiology as well as to the application of plant protection and microbial resources.

The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at National Taiwan University was officially established in 2003. Over the years, the Department has developed well-balanced research, extension and teaching programs that emphasise applied plant disease management and a pursuit of new knowledge of use in controlling plant diseases.

The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs with a current enrolment of 120 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. For prospective students, postdoctoral scientists and visiting scholars, our department offers exclusive opportunities throughout the country to work with a broad range of crops and plant diseases of national and international importance.

The mission of our department is to engage in excellence research, education, and outreach in plant pathology and microbiology with importance on the understanding of relationships among microbes, their hosts, and the environment, and on the management of diseases and other threats impacting agricultural and natural ecosystems, food safety, and human and environmental health. Our faculty is focused on professional priorities for novel research, excellence in mentoring of students, and productivity in scholarship and outreach service to society. We strive for the highest commitments to creativity, honesty, and mutual respect.

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