order to achieve a diversified and scintillating environment for research
and education, the importance of jointly appointed and adjunct faculty
members has been realized from the beginning. Active attempts were
made to recruit excellent scientists in other institutions on this
island to be our joint members. Over the years a tradition has taken
shape that every faculty member, regardless of her or his status,
shares equal privileges and responsibilities in education. Students
may conduct their thesis research in the lab of any faculty member,
thus enjoying a wide spectrum of opportunities. Today we have altogether
39 faculty members, for a graduate student body of about 86.
little bit of philosophy
We have a reputation of being tough. We realize that from the whining
and grumbling of the students as they progress through the academic
and research programs. There has been no attempts to give them the
false sense that it is easy, when the outside competitions they face
now and in the future are certainly not. Yet, while we uphold our
high standards, we strive to establish and maintain a cozy and energetic
atmosphere by keeping a relatively small body of students and charging
it with intensive and stimulating human interactions. There are every
needs to have all the fun you can along the way, and no need to suffer
unnecessarily. The motto: 'It's hard, but it's fun'. Can't have both?
Perhaps you are in the wrong business.
lots of research
themes of the research in the Institute may be classified into three
general and overlapping fields: genetics, genomics, and evolution
based on a wide variety of model systems including bacteria, fungi,
mouse and human; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology based
on Drosophila, Fungi, cancer, and the neural system; structural biology
employing a wide range of modern technology including bioinformatics,
microchips, x-ray crystallography, NMR, and computer modeling.