Our research group has broad interests in microbial eukaryotes. Often called protists, they are unicellular organisms with complex cells that are invisible to the naked eye but present in various ecosystems on this planet.
We are currently focusing on three research areas: 1. evolutionary history and mechanisms of marine microalgae (which account for half of CO2 fixation worldwide); 2. genome regulation and evolution of giant viruses infecting diverse microbial eukaryotes; and 3. dissecting interactions between microbial eukaryotes using single-cell omics approaches.
Our lab belongs to the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, which is part of Academia Sinica, both the national academy and foremost research institution of Taiwan. The principal investigator is Chuan Ku (顧銓). 歡迎來到中研院植微所的真核微生物演化生態研究室。
Congratulations to Tsu-Wang on his admission to the Genome and Systems Biology Master's Program!14. May 2020
We are hiring a lab manager! Apply and Join us!11. February 2020
Our letter to PNAS on the ancient evolution of eukaryotes and their giant viruses is now published.01. January 2020
Summer internship positions are available. Contact us and apply by February 29.07. October 2019
Chuan presents his postdoc work at Fourth Microbial Single Cell Genomics Workshop.01. July 2019
Congratualtions to Tsu-Wang for receiving Undergraduate Research Grant from Ministry of Science and Technology!03. May 2019
Our lab remodeling is completed!