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── Welcome to Dr. Chung-Ming CHANG's Laboratory ──

 

張中明助理教授

Dr. Chung-Ming CHANG, DVM, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

 

Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, 

Chang Gung University ,

259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, 333, Taiwan

TEL: 886-3-2118800 Ext.3584, FAX: 886-3-2118700

E-mail: cmchang@mail.cgu.edu.tw , chungming.chang@gmail.com



Assistant professor Chung-Ming Chang is a veterinarian; he received his bachelors and masters degrees in Veterinary Medicine from National Taiwan University. He has another masters degree in Veterinary Clinical Medicine with a specialty in avian pathology from Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, France. He earned his Ph.D. in Animal Genetics from Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, France. He identified one endogenous retroviral insertion in chicken which is complete associated with the recessive white mutation. Before joining the Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections (RCEVI) at Chang Gung University, he was a researcher at Pasteur Institute, Paris, and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), where he was in charge of a research program on influenza viruses in wild birds.

One of the research interests of Chung-Ming Chang is influenza, both in human and animals, with an emphasis on ecological and epidemiological studies; another interest is the study of human endogenous retroviruses which could be associated with certain autoimmune and cancer diseases. Professor Chang has been instrumental in establishing collaborative research programs between Chang-Gung University and French partners. More recently, he became the project leader of a Taiwan-Czech bilateral research project related to human cancers; high throughput sequencing technology and bioinformatics approaches are being used in the project. Outside the laboratory and classroom, Professor Chang enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and tasting French cuisine.

張中明助理教授是一位獸醫師。他先由國立台灣大學獸醫系取得學士及碩士學位,之後再到了法國巴黎Alfort國立獸醫學院 (Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort) 取得法國專業禽病獸醫師的臨床碩士學位。張中明助理教授於法國國立農業Paris-Grignon研究院(Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon) 取得動物遺傳學博士,他發現及確定在雞的羽毛隱性白突變和雞的內源性反轉錄病毒插入完全相關。在進入長庚大學新興病毒中心之前,他在法國國家科學研究院(CNRA)以及巴斯德研究所巴黎總部(Institut Pasteur, Paris)進行野鳥的流感病毒研究。

張中明助理教授的研究主題之一為人及動物的流感相關研究,主要專注於生態及病毒流行病學研究。另一研究主題為人類內源性反轉錄病毒和自體免疫疾病及癌症之相關研究。張中明助理教授是長庚大學新興病毒感染研究中心與法國及歐洲多個的國際研究中心國國際合作的起始者之一。他目前也主持一個國科會台灣-捷克雙邊合作計畫,利用高通量的定序技術以及生物資訊學方法,進行癌症與人類內源性反轉錄病毒的相關研究。除了專注於研究及授課之外,張中明助理教授也很享受與家人的相處時光、旅行以及享受法式美食。



Job Opportunities

NEWS

A postdoctoral position is available at Chang-Gung University, Taiwan to study:

(1)Functional analysis of endogenous retroviral elements in the human genome; possible association with cancer.

(2)Expression association of human endogenous retrovirus HERV-K in patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.


Applicants should have a background in the following areas:
(1) Bioinformatics, systems biology, genomics, or transcriptomics,
(2) Molecular biology.

Candidates with a background in next generation sequencing (NGS) are especially welcome.

Our lab currently uses NGS techniques, followed by appropriate bioinformatics analysis. Our goal is to find novel disease-associated genes, which may have the potential to serve as new therapeutic targets or biomarkers.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of project, the successful candidate will be involved in both computational and experimental work.  Moreover, because the PI is associated with a number of partner organizations, the post-doc can expect to have a lot of contact on both a national and international level. In addition to these exciting collaborative and research opportunities, the successful candidate will also be encouraged to attend workshops to enhance their academic experience in career development.

Interested applicants are asked to send an email entitled “Postdoctoral Position Inquiry” to Dr. Chung-Ming CHANG (cmchang@mail.cgu.edu.tw) with the following information attached in PDF format:

(1) Cover letter:

Please provide information outlining your research interests and your motivation for applying towards the advertised position. Please also provide traceable information concerning your experience in bioinformatics and data analysis.

(2) CV:

Please highlight your academic/work experience, awards, publications and the names/emails of three references in your CV.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview.



A. Post-Doctorates and PhD Students   (Taiwanese and Foreigners)

Post-Doctorates and PhD students are welcome to join my team. You will typically be involved in 1) the characterization of the relationships between Human Endogenous Retroviruses and autoimmune diseases; 2) infectious diseases researches in my laboratory. You will work in small interaction teams with post-doctorates, master students and research assistants.

We are using the next generation sequencing techniques followed by appropriate bioinformatics analysis. The current goal of the lab is to find novel disease-associated genes, which may be potential to be new therapeutic targets or biomarkers.

Expected qualities of applicants:

(1)Newly graduated or with a recently completed degree in biology or virology.
(2)Self-motivated and interests in virology.

Please send your CV (better in English) to Dr. Chung-Ming Chang by e-mail (cmchang@mail.cgu.edu.tw). Suitable candidates will be invited for a discussion.


B. Master Students

My laboratory welcomes motivated master students. By joining my group, you will learn science from the basic to the sophisticated. You will learn new techniques and develop your critical, scientific thinking. Motivated master students usually manage to publish their work in international journals.


C. Research Assistant positions available



工作機會

A. 歡迎博士後研究以及博士班學生(台灣生或外籍生)

歡迎有志於科學研究之台灣或外籍博士班研究生加入我們的研究團隊。您將參與研究近來我們實驗室所發現的禽流感、內源性反轉錄病毒與幼年性類風溼性關節炎之間的相關性分析。

我們實驗室將利用高通量定序的技術,分析癌症、幼年性類風濕性關節炎與人類內源性反轉錄病毒之間的關係,並藉由進一步的分析找出和這些疾病相關的基因,以期未來能用做新的基因治療目標或新的疾病生物標定。


應徵條件如下:

生物相關學系畢業,碩博士或學士均可。

態度積極,對病毒科學感興趣。

有意應徵者請將個人英文履歷寄至張中明老師信箱cmchang@mail.cgu.edu.tw,符合資格者將進一步通知面談。如有任何問題也歡迎來電詢問!

 

B. 歡迎碩士班研究生

我們實驗室歡迎性格積極的碩士班研究生,加入我們的研究團隊。您會學習到科學由最基礎到最精細的一面、新的技術,且有助於發展批判性的科學思考。積極的碩士班研究生通常得以將其研究結果發表於國際期刊上。


C. 誠徵研究助理