The MBI-Lab vigorously promotes a global agenda of translational medicine by promoting interdisciplinary research, and integrating work from the bench and bedside, which aim to provide better care and service in the field of mental health. Based at the China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, the MBI-Lab is host to education, research, and outreach programs in medical and basic research. Our goal is to promote research and teaching that leads to a better understanding of mental illnesses. We aim to create a stimulating environment for graduate students, clinicians and researchers, by understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie basic biological processes and how they go wrong in psychiatric disease. The research centre focuses a wide range of medical and basic research topics by using the analytical tools of biochemistry, molecular biology, functional neuroimaging, and genetics techniques. Furthermore, academic cooperation is engaged and supported domestically and internationally with the research interest and specialty of our faculty.

Research Areas

Translational medicine, connecting the bench and beside with novel interdisciplinary approaches to promote medical research
  • Genomic studies in psychiatric disorders and pharmacogenetics
  • Neurocognitive functioning in psychiatric disorders
  • New treatments for depressive disorders, including omega-3 fatty acids, transcranial magnetic stimulations, Chinese medicine...
  • Brain imaging studies in psychiatric disorders
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders and pharmacotherapy

歡迎研究生加入!For research students

大腦會受基因體的遺傳所調控、受成長、學習、外界環境、壓力所影響;大腦是一切行為的主使者、是所有精神疾病的病灶,轉譯醫學和跨領域腦科學研究,是解開「身心介面」謎題的關鍵。身心介面研究團隊(The MBI-Lab)​致力於尋找腦疾病的致病機轉及創新治療,我們​運用重覆性跨顱磁刺激術(rTMS)、針灸(acupuncture)​...等方式,​治療抗藥性患者,更是利用Omega-3脂肪酸做為憂鬱症新療法的國際​知名團隊。我們也運用​功能性磁振造影(fMRI)、分子生物學、動物實驗及細胞模型研究精神病​。MBI-Lab不僅與英國、美國、日本及波蘭等團隊密切合作,每年定期舉辦國際研討會促進國際合作交流,更有多位來自不同領域的資深博士後研究員、臨床醫師、以及學長姐,指導文獻閱讀、實驗設計與技巧,讓同學在多元學習的環境下,找出自己有熱情的主題。我們竭誠歡迎傑出的夥伴們加入,與我們一起探討與憂鬱症相關的腦科學奧秘。

Email: peko80@gmail.com (Dr Jane Chang), talakokkalu@gmail.com (Dr Senthil), cobolsu@gmail.com (Prof Su)

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About MBI International Symposiums
  1. The 7th MBI Symposium "From Molecule to Mind: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Mental Health" (on Nov. 3-4, 2017, Taichung, Taiwan)
  2. The 6th MBI Symposium (A regional meetings joined by the ISBS & PNIRS, on Oct 26-29, 2016, in Zhanjiang, China) 
  3. The 5th MBI Symposiums “Nourishing the Mind and Body: From Nutrition to Neuroscience” on Oct. 20-21, 2015 at China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
  4. The MBI Workshop “Experts’ Secrets about Neuroscience Research” on Oct 29, 2014 at China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. 
  5. The 4th MBI Symposiums “One Step Ahead: Prevention and Prediction in Mental Health” on Feb 21-22, 2014 at China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
  6. The 3rd MBI Symposiums “The Spirit of Health: Mastering the Mind-Body Interface” on Jan. 18, 2013 at China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
  7. The 2nd MBI Symposiums “Mind-Body Interface: New Concept and Promising Treatment” on Nov. 2, 2011 at China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
  8.  The MBI Symposiums “Mind-Body Interface - From Cells to Clinics” on Nov. 5, 2010 at China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.